The Ottawa Pagoda Sangha is a mindfulness practice group located in Ottawa. We come together to support each other on the path of practice following the Buddhist teachings of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Our Sangha’s senior dharma teacher is Vinh Nguyen (Chan Ngo), who was ordained as a member of the Order of Interbeing in 1987 and received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village in 1994. In 2014 three more dharma teachers from our Sangha, Andre Vellino, Mihaela Andronic, and Laureen Osborne received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village.
Our meetings at the Church of the Ascension were suspended during July and early August, due to church renovations. The renovations are complete and our meditation sessions will begin again on August 19th.
Newcomers to our Sangha, please read the Practices page and brochure about our Sangha. Please consult the new current schedule for details. Email Contact: Andre Vellino The Pagoda Sangha has a Google Groups mailing list to which only attendees to the group will be added. Please send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request membership. Most of the photographs of Thich Nhat Hanh on this web site were made available courtesy of Plum Village Practice Center, France