"It is by taking good care of your breath, of your body, of your feelings, that you can build a good community."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
After the 90-day rain retreat together, we have created a wonderful practice container where many friends in the sangha can offer their talents and energy. Here are some new changes in the schedule:
Monday morning 7-8am for setting intentions
Wednesday night 8-9pm beginner practices & sharing
Friday morning 7-8am for checking in & reflecting on our intentions
Saturday morning 7-8:30am live interpreted dharma talk of Thich Nhat Hanh
Sunday afternoon 4-6pm sitting meditation, walking meditation, reading/talk & sharing
2nd Saturday of the month 7-9pm ceremony to recite the 5 Mindfulness trainings and discussion afterwards
last Sunday of the month 9am-4pm Day of Mindfulness
Tuesday-Thursday morning 7-8am meditation, chanting, sutra/readings, creative offerings
Monday-Friday night 8-9pm meditation, touching the earth, creative offerings
Wednesday night 7-8pm for deepening practices, chanting & facilitation trainings
Last Friday of the month 7-8pm Be-In, show and tell, fun time together
t-time and consultation with Joann
You're welcomed to practice with our membership schedule for a few weeks or months to see the different flavors of the sangha and get to know the community better before subscribing to be a supporting member.
Membership also gives access to all our retreat recordings, guided meditations, songs, sutra study course... and help support the sangha in creating a warm welcoming community together with rich offerings and also concretely help us to afford the cost of maintaining the website, Zoom, newsletter, staffing or onsite projects to beautify and make Mariposa available for other friends to attend in-person retreats here when we are able to open again.
Dharma teacher Karen Hillsberg shared about how the Venerable Thich Phuoc Tinh helped her family navigate the passing of her husband. The Venerable also gave many series of dharma talks on the Ten Oxherding paintings, the 42 chapter sutra, and Be like a Zen tree which Karen helped to edit and publish into English. The books are available at: