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