Offering Mindfulness Meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Peaceful Refuge Sangha in Ashland, Oregon offers mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen monk, teacher and peace activist. Ashland is located in Southern Oregon, in the beautiful Rogue Valley. All are welcome to attend our weekly meditation gatherings, and to join in classes and special events when available.

Mission Statement

We come together to practice the art of mindful living, building community through learning to be fully present to ourselves, one another, and our world. People from all backgrounds and at all stages of their spiritual journey are welcome to visit occasionally or to attend regularly.

Theme of Practice, 2024

Welcome Maitreya! The Buddha to be born, the Buddha of Love.

In 2023, we became friends with the bodhisattvas Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Sadaparibhuta, and Dharandhara, learning how their special skills can help us create a meaningful life.

This year, we welcome Maitreya, the Buddha to be born. Our teacher, Thay, says the next Buddha to manifest in our world will not be an individual, but a community, so we can only do this together.

Every two months, we will come together, to learn what it means to be a real human being, in the spirit of community. We will focus on specific ways to apply practices that will create a path to realize our potential, and to make an impact on this world, which so deeply needs us.

As we continue meeting mostly on Zoom, we have an opportunity to have a buddy to work with offline, someone to check in with and to practice with.

Our first meeting will be Tuesday, January 23 at 6 pm. Together we will learn how to take the next step in committing our lives to peace and well-being, and to being part of the transformation of our planet.