We are here to awaken from
our illusion of separateness.
               -Thich Nhat Hanh

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A Community of Mindful Practice
The Fireweed Sangha of Mindful Living is a community of people in Anchorage, Alaska who practice Buddhism according to the teachings of Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

Weekly Meeting
We meet at the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship every Monday evening from 6:30-8:00 for meditation, singing, and Dharma discussion. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary! read more...

About Fireweed Sangha

A sangha is a Buddhist community of practice. A sangha may be composed of nuns and monks, or of lay people. The Fireweed Sangha is a community of lay people. "In practicing together as a Sangha ... our practice of mindfulness becomes more joyful, relaxed and steady. We are bells of mindfulness for each other, supporting and reminding each other along the path." Sangha is one of Buddhism's Three Jewels, the other two being Buddha and Dharma.

Sangha meetings
A Fireweed Sangha meeting lasts about an hour and a half. We start with a period of silent meditation followed by a short check-in from each member. We then spend time in walking meditation and perhaps some singing, followed by a Dharma reading and discussion. We close with another period of silent meditation. Members take turns facilitating different parts of the service each week. read more on the Resources page...

Meeting Place
Fireweed Sangha weekly meetings are held in the new Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 2824 E 18th Ave.

Anchorage Zen Community

Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Zen teacher and human rights activist born in 1926. He is often referred to by his students as "Thay," which is an affectionate Vietnamese word for teacher. Read more about Thay at the Plum Village site.
Contact Us
 Call Leon at 907-360-3111

Site last updated February 16, 2017

  The Fireweed Sangha sets up a small library at each meeting
  Search the public library for Buddhism or mindfulness
  The Mindfulness Bell, a journal of mindful living
  Parallax Press, which publishes Thich Nhat Hanh's writings

Fireweed Sangha Library

Other Sanghas in Alaska
  Floating Leaf Sangha            (Homer, Thich Nhat Hanh)
  Anchorage Zen Community  (Anchorage, Soto Zen)
  Chagdud Tromge Ling         (Anchorage, Tibetan)
  Wake Up Anchorage             (Young Adult, Thich Nhat Hanh)