When and Where

A sign showing the words "I have arrived, I am home" in the calligraphy of Thich Nhat Hanh.
©Delia Unson. Used by permission

*****COVID-19 Notice

SnowFlower is now offering hybrid gatherings of in-person or Zoom attendance on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons.

Tuesday evenings – 7:00-8:30pm

  • Format: Hybrid – Zoom and in-person
  • In-person location: The Friends Meetinghouse at 1704 Roberts Court, Madison WI 53711
  • Covid Policy: Masks are optional. If you have any symptoms that could indicate Covid-19 or other contagious illness, please do not attend.
  • Content: Sit, walk, sit, talk and dharma discussion
  • Please remove your shoes and enter the meditation hall with a pause and a bow. Then quietly take a seat either on a chair or a floor cushion. There are some cushions available to use, but feel free to bring your own. Please maintain noble silence in the meditation hall. If you cannot arrive on time for the start, or if you need to leave early, please come anyway, but to minimize disturbance to others, we ask you to choose a place near the entrance.

Wednesday afternoons – 1:30-3:00pm

  • Format: Hybrid – Zoom and in-person
  • In-person location: in private homes
  • Vaccination Policy: if you are fully vaccinated, you will be welcome to join in person or via Zoom. If you have not completed vaccination, then you are invited to join via Zoom.
  • Content: Sit, walk, sit, reading of a book from Thay and discussion

Friday evenings – 7:00-8:30pm

  • Format: Zoom
  • Content: Sit, walk, sit, talk and dharma discussion

Sunday morning Zoom – 10:00-11:30am

  • Format: Zoom
  • Content: Sit, walk, sit, reading of a book from Thay and discussion

Sunday morning outdoors/in-person (Children Friendly) – 10:00-11:30am

  • Format: In-person
  • Location: Wingra Park on nice days and Neighborhood Community House on other days
  • Content: Sitting, walking and Dharma sharing
  • Content rotates depending on Sunday of the month:
    • 1st – 5 Mindfulness Trainings recitation
    • 2nd – Plum Village extended practice or a chant
    • 3rd – children focused practice
    • 4th – read discourse
    • 5th (when there) – deep relaxation

Please subscribe to the SnowFlower listserv (see Newcomer Resources for information on signing up) to receive links and addresses to upcoming meetings. If you can’t find your e-mail for a specific meeting, e-mail questions@snowflower.org for a link to the meeting.

New to SnowFlower?

Please join us for an Introduction to SnowFlower meeting that is held once monthly. The meeting is held on either the first Tuesday (even months) or Friday (odd months) of the month and is from 6:15-6:45pm. Please check the calendar to confirm. Please note that this is not required in order to attend a weekly gathering. If you have questions before attending a gathering and cannot make the introduction meeting, please feel free to email questions@snowflower.org.