Sugarplum Sangha


Dwelling in the refuge of sangha

The Sugarplum Sangha is much more than a retreat destination. We are a community of spiritual friends that help each other on our paths and journeys towards peace, freedom, and healing in ourselves and in the world. Sangha building is our core practice, and as cells in the sangha body, we each have unique gifts to contribute for the well-being of the community. Those of us who yearn to be rooted in spiritual community are called to show up, participate in gatherings, and share our resources.

As a community, we wish to support our members who have made deepening their practice by visiting Mariposa for retreats and sangha building a regular part of their lives and our residents who give their time, energy, and income to developing and sustaining Mariposa as a spiritual home for all to enjoy. Supporting members help us to provide plentiful offerings while keeping costs low. To become a supporting member, simply make a monthly donation in any amount you choose.. 

Community Retreats

Supporting Members may join Sugarplum's monthly weekend-long mindfulness retreatwithout any additional cost. Regular retreat is a  boost to practice and yet a privilege outside many people's means. Membership helps  make it affordable for all.



The Mariposa Institute is open to enjoy and heal in between community retreats. Supporting Members may spend two free nights per month resting in the beauty of nature and joining the residential sangha in their regular practice.


Practice Courses

Sugarplum Sangha offers regular facilitated online sessions for checking in with community and studying Thich Nhat Hanh's books and the discourses of the Buddha. Supporting Members may join any online session for free.


Sutra Study

The Sugarplum website maintains an archive of self-guided tours through the teachings of Plum Village. For their support, members may access study matierals, guided meditations, and dharma taks to explore this deep and practice.