Local Communities (Sanghas)

A sangha is a local community of mindfulness practitioners who gather to meditate, share their joys and difficulties and to encourage each other on the path of mindfulness practice. Meeting regularly with others to sit and share together is a powerful way to cultivate our understanding and compassion and deepen our connection with others.



Find a Sangha

There are sanghas all over the world practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. We encourage you to search for a local practice community.


Start a Sangha

If there is no sangha in your area, you may consider starting one! This can begin as simply as meeting with a few people in someone’s home. There, you might sit in meditation, read an excerpt from one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books, then share together about your experiences in the practice. For more information, see the New Sangha Handbook and our Start a Sangha page.

Wake Up

Wake Up, an active global community of young adult mindfulness practitioners. Peer-led groups meet around the world. It is aimed at young adults from 18 to around 35.


The Mindfulness Bell

The Mindfulness Bell is the quarterly journal of international Plum Village community.