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.

News & Events

Invitation from Couples Sangha for Sunday 1/29

Dear larger bay area sangha, Sending you loving energy in this time of hurt with recent violence in our collective consciousness. On behalf of couples sangha, we invite partnered practitioners to come practice with us to build a beloved, intergenerational, mixed heritage, LGBQTIA+ friendly sangha here in Northern Cal.  We meet virtually Sundays from 7-8:30 pm and in …


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.

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 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.

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 200 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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