Community Groups

Regional Thich Nhat Hanh Sanghas

Below is a list of regional Thich Nhat Hanh Sanghas, but you are also welcome to explore the International Sangha Directory so you can find a Plum Village sangha while you’re away from home.

Local Meditation Groups

Madison LGBTQI Meditation Group: is a safe space where LGBTQI identified people can deepen the practice of meditation and mindfulness, while cultivating a sense of community and belonging within the LGBTQI meditation group and the Madison meditation community as a whole.

Madison Meditation and Recovery Group is a group of individuals from a variety of 12 Step fellowships, who come together to support each other’s meditation practice and explore the role of meditation in 12 Step recovery. While they honor the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, the meeting is not intended to replace regular attendance at 12-step meetings. While they support newcomers and strive to learn from each other, this group does not teach meditation. They are non-sectarian and do not represent any specific religion or spiritual tradition.

Refuge Recovery of Madison is a non-profit organization grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for the addiction recovery process. Wisdom and compassion enable those struggling with any form of addiction to become more mindful of their mental processes while also developing a deep understanding of the suffering that addiction has created and compassion for their own pain. The mission of Refuge Recovery is to support those on this path of recovery by building an extensive and comprehensive network of Refuge Recovery groups, meetings and communities that practice, educate and provide Buddhist-inspired guidance and meditations for anyone seeking recovery from addiction. They hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Heart of Recovery Group: is a meditation and discussion group at the Shambhala Center of Madison with the purpose of bringing together the practice of meditation, the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, and the 12 Steps of recovery. They focus on sharing our experience while bringing together meditation practice with our individual paths of recovery from addiction.

Local Buddhist Groups / Organizations outside of the Plum Village Tradition

Madison has a rich Buddhist community with a variety of traditions. Below is a list of some:

Zen Buddhism

Theravadan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism