Friday Meditations for Thay

Dear Sangha,

You are invited to a time of quiet contemplation this Friday, January 28 from 7:30 to 8:00 pm.

Let us sit in meditation together and offer our energy of peace, love, and gratitude to our beloved teacher Thich Nhat Hanh during this time of transformation.

We will continue this practice in observance of a traditional Forty-Nine Day period of transition.

The Heart Sangha
Santa Cruz, California

Every week on Friday, until March 11, 2022

  • Jan 28, 2022 07:30 PM Pacific time (US and Canada)
  • Feb 4, 2022 07:30 PM
  • Feb 11, 2022 07:30 PM
  • Feb 18, 2022 07:30 PM
  • Feb 25, 2022 07:30 PM
  • Mar 4, 2022 07:30 PM
  • Mar 11, 2022 07:30 PM    


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Peaceful Heart Sangha session on January 30, 2022 in honor of Thầy Nhat Hanh

Dear PHS (Peaceful Heart Sangha) friends, 

To continue showing our gratitude and honoring Thầy Nhất Hạnh’s Transition, we will have another special session this upcoming Sunday, January 30, 2022.We hope you stay peaceful with your compassionate heart in loving memories of Thầy. 

Please see the Zoom link at the end of this email and join us Sunday, January 30 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (California time). To connect with the energy of our dear beloved Thầy. We will together listen to various videos of Plum Village Community with the ‘Coming and Going in Freedom’ theme:

  • Sr Tue Nghiem Guided Sitting Meditation
  • Thay’s letter 
  • The Great Bell Chanting of Thầy & brother Phap Niem. 

Our collective energy to practice mindfulness with these videos will be very powerful. 
We also would like to invite you to share how you first met Thầy and /or the Plum Village Community and the benefits of your mindfulness practices. 

Also as a reminder, please attend the Ceremony for Thầy at the Compassion Meditation Center, Pho Tu Pagoda in Hayward (17327 Meekland AveHayward CA 94541) on Saturday January 29 at 10:00 am. 

At this event, you can receive this precious “Heart Mourning – Tâm Tang” pin if you want to receive it to wear and remember our beloved Thầy. 

(“Coming and Going in Freedom” in Vietnamese from Plum Village Community) 

Again here is the PHS Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 811 0280 2509 Password: connection 

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May you be Healthy, Happy, Peaceful, Prosperous, Safe and Free of obstructions (HHPPSF). 

“Peace in oneself, Peace in the world” and “A Cloud never dies”- Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Tashi Delek (Tibetan greeting)

Chau Yoder

Plum Village teachers Kaira Jewel Lingo and Sister Peace with Peggy Rowe Ward at SF Zen Center this February

Here is an announcement from SFZC that’s of interest to our community. Please share with your sanghas!

At San Francisco Zen Center, we have two online events coming up next month with teachers whose background or current teaching resides in the Plum Village tradition.

On February 12th, Kaira Jewel Lingo, a former PV monastic who received lamp transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2007, will be offering a session of compassionate reflection titled Sankofa, Go Back and Get It

Kaira Jewel Lingo

On February 19th, Sister Peace from PV and Peggy Ward will be offering us stories and practices from the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition in an online workshop called Inside the Now: Body and Mind Drop Away

Sister Peace

You may find registration information at the links above. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. As a lay ordained practitioner in this tradition, I’m excited to share the dharma with other sangha members online. I am grateful to have the opportunity to bring practitioners from Plum Village and Soto Zen together as the Program Manager for the San Francisco Zen Center.

Please direct any questions to Brendan at