Welcome! This website exists to share information and foster connections among the broad community of practitioners in the Plum Village tradition throughout Northern California.

We know you are there, and it makes us very happy.


The Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism is the practice community and tradition founded by Thich Nhat Hanh.

There are many sanghas (communities) practicing in this tradition throughout Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Here is a directory of Norcal Plum Village Sanghas.

With this website, we hope to foster greater connections among those many sanghas. And we will share information about sangha events (Days of Mindfulness, retreats, etc.) with the broad community of practitioners.

This is also the home of the Norcal Sangha email list, and the Metta Sangha discussion group.

Please see our “News & Events” page for upcoming events and announcements.

This website is currently managed by Dylan (Clear Insight of the Heart): dylan ~at~ tweney dot com.

Most of the photos on this site are from Renee Burgard at Flowering Tree Sangha or from Jonathan Borella and My Tong at Sugarplum Sangha.

News & Events

Invitation for the ceremonies to honor Thay Nhat Hanh at the Compassion Meditation Center

Dear Community of Mindful Living in Northern California, We hope you all are in good health.  In order to continue expressing our Gratitude to Thay Nhat Hanh, Thay Tu Luc of the Compassion Meditation Center (Pho Tu Pagoda) would like to invite you to come to the Compassion Meditation Center to practice mindfulness with the hope …

Email List

The Norcal Sangha email list is for announcements about Plum Village / Community of Mindful Living events in the Bay Area and Northern California.

This list has over 175 subscribers, including people from most (but not all) Northern California sanghas. We encourage subscribers to share any announcements with their sanghas and friends.

If you have news about local sangha events in the Plum Village tradition, this list is a good way to start sharing the news with the community.

If you are part of this community, subscribing to this list is a good way to learn about upcoming events.

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