-We're planting seeds for new communities. It's time to Wake Up.-
On New Year’s Eve of 2016 a sangha of young mindfulness practitioners gathered at The Mariposa Institute for their first of what would become a monthly retreat. On that auspicious evening, we enjoyed a tea ceremony to celebrate our togetherness and welcome the new year with aspiration and intention. Among the delicious snacks and beverages were sugarplums. That is how we got our name, The Sugarplum Sangha.
The Mariposa Institute in Ukiah, CA is our home away from home. Once a month, we come together as a sangha to practice sitting, walking, eating, working, playing, and deep listening and loving speech. In between retreats, practitioners and spiritual explorers are welcome to join the Sangha in residence for their daily practice and for fun activities like experiencing the beautiful Mendocino coast, mushroom foraging, gardening and contra dancing. We are also prone to spontaneous singalongs! There are currently four Sugarplummers living at Mariposa from part to full time, and we are eager to grow our numbers.