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SnowFlower News and Updates

The Coming Home Project

The Coming Home Project (CHP) offers programs that serve incarcerated individuals or persons recently released from prison.  SnowFlower members volunteering in CHP frequently become deeply committed to this vital work. Going inside:  CHP members enter prisons and...

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Earth Holder Project

by Curt Pawlisch In her book, Oceans of Insight, Heather Mann describes how SnowFlower's Earth Holders Project began in early 2013 in response to heedless and rapacious mining, both real and threatened. Taking time off from her sailing adventures during the...

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Plum Village Records – Mindfulness and Music

If you've ever been to a Thich Nhat Hanh monastery, or practice center, or have attended a SnowFlower retreat or Day of Mindfulness, you've undoubtedly experienced the practice of mindful singing. The dharma shines in the songs and they can be a wonderful and joyful...

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Community Tea Time – Tuesdays @ 6pm

Have you ever just wanted to get to know some of your fellow SnowFlowers better? Or just meet some new people on similar paths? Or wanted to informally discuss the dharma with friends on the path? Or be a bit social outside of sitting? Well, we're excited to announce...

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Two Hours of Your Time? No More New Prisons in WI

As many of you know, SnowFlower was a founding member of MOSES, an interfaith organization in Madison committed to changing public policy that produces mass incarceration in Wisconsin. MOSES needs 5-10 SnowFlowers to join us on Tuesday, March 13 at the Capitol because...

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Loving Response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Dearest Sangha, As many of you have most likely heard, there is a humanitarian and refugee crisis for the Rohingya people of Myanmar. As many of you also know, our Plum Village tradition of Zen Buddhism is one of Engagement. To this end, the North American Plum...

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Madison LGBTQI Meditation Group and Community Groups/Events

Dearest SnowFlowers, Greetings on this beautiful day - I hope that you all are able to enjoy some sunshine. We recently added a new section to our website - Community Groups and Events - and invite you to check it out. Please take special note of the Local Meditation...

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Zen and Romantic Love

by Zach Smith In light of the cultural holiday with love at it's center this week, Thay's take on this subject might be of interest to you. The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation just shared a video clip on their blog of Thay answering the question: "If Buddhism supports love...

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Winter Family Retreat Reflection – Magnolia Grove Monastery

I was a little nervous about driving 10 hours to an unfamiliar place where we wouldn't know a soul with my two kids but now I'm so glad we did it! The three of us, me and my 8 year old daughter, and 14 year old son, were there for 4 nights. My 8-year old daughter...

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Upcoming Events

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Our regular meetings are Tuesdays and Fridays beginning at 7 PM at Friends Meetinghouse, 1704 Roberts Court, and Sunday (10-11:30 AM) and Wednesday (1:30-3 PM) in people's homes.