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

Weekly Gatherings

SnowFlower offers a mix of in-person only, zoom only and hybrid gatherings. Please see below for details.

Tuesday evenings – 7:00-8:30pm (hybrid)

  • 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 (hybrid)

  • 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 (Zoom only)

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

Sunday morning Zoom – 10:00-11:30am (Zoom only)

  • 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 (in-person only)

  • Format: In-person
  • Location: Wingra Park in the warmer months and Edgewood College in the colder months (please visit Four Lakes Sangha for more information for these gatherings)
  • 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.

Scent-free environment

Some people are sensitive to scents that others can’t even detect. Besides perfumes and colognes, many soaps, lotions and dryer sheets can cause reactions. Please help us care for fellow SnowFlowers by refraining from using scented products before coming to indoor Sangha gatherings.

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.