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

SnowFlower is fortunate to host four weekly gatherings. Tuesdays and Fridays are at the Society of Friends Meetinghouse at 1704 Roberts Court and Wednesdays and Sundays are held in peoples’ homes. To support the intentions of those who come to our weekly gatherings, we ask that you arrive a few minutes prior to the start time.

Tuesday @ Friends Meetinghouse (1704 Roberts Court, Madison)

  • 6:00-6:50 pm is an optional, informal Communi(tea) time before the gathering. All are welcome to come and informally sit together over tea and discussion.
  • 7:00-8:30 pm is the formal gathering (sit, walk, sit, Dharma talk and Dharma sharing)

Wednesday @ Someone’s home

  • 1:30-3:00 pm is the formal gathering (sit, walk, sit, reading from one of Thay’s books and Dharma sharing)

Friday @ Friends Meetinghouse (1704 Roberts Court, Madison)

  • 7:00-8:30 pm is the formal gathering (sit, walk, sit, Dharma talk and Dharma sharing)

Sunday @ Someone’s home

  • 10:00-11:30 am is the formal gathering (sit, walk, sit, reading from one of Thay’s books and Dharma sharing)

For Tuesday and Friday gatherings, 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. 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.

For the gatherings in peoples’ homes, please either send an email to questions@snowflower.org to get the address or you can signup for our listserv so you can receive the addresses as they are sent out a few days prior to the gathering. See Newcomer Resources for information on signing up for the listserv.

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.