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.
About our Sangha
Our Sangha’s was founded by our senior dharma teacher Vinh Nguyen (Chan Ngo) in 1992. Vinho 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. There are 11 members of the Order of Interbeing in our Sangha and many more committed practitioners who have undertaken the 5 Mindfulness Trainings. 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.
Newcomers are welcome to our Sangha, please read the practices page consult the current schedule for details about when and where we meet. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com. The Pagoda Sangha also has 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 to the mailing list.
The Ottawa Pagoda Sangha meets once a week at 7pm on Wednesdays at the Church of the Ascension on Echo Dr. (see directions). Please arrive a little earlier than that so that you and we have the time to settle down. If you arrive later than 7pm please wait outside the church hall until the first 20 minute sitting meditation is finished and walking meditation begins. Please consult the current schedule for details.
Meeting Place and Time
The site for Pagoda Sangha practice is currently at The Church of the Ascension, located at 253 Echo Drive. Please note that our meetings are upstairs, in the main church hall. We meet at 7:00 pm. In the basement there is different meditation group (Cosmic Mindfulness) that meets at 7:30 pm.
Church Of The Ascension 253 Echo Drive Ottawa, ON, Canada (613) 236-3958
Parking is available in the Immaculata High School parking lot, at the side of the school that is right next to the church. (access the parking lot by taking Hazel St to Echo Drive or from Main St.)
For public transportation : Buses 5 and 16 stop at Colonel By Drive and Hawthorne Ave. Walk 2 blocks south along Echo Drive to the church.
Our dear sangha sister Heather Parker, who bravely and with great grace had faced and lived with a cancer diagnosis since Jan. of 2016, transitioned to the other dimension, where all sorrows and pain cease, Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017. She had spent a gentle week in...read more
The next Ottawa Pagoda Sangha Day of Mindfulness (DoM) is September 24th and it will be held at the home of Millaray Sanchez. If you need directions, please send her an e-mail at: millaraysanchez [at] rogers [dot] com. As usual – to simplify things – please bring your...read more
- May 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018
4:00 am - 1:00 pm
Six monastics from the Blue Cliff Monastery (bluecliffmonastery.org) will be on tour in Canada in the month of May 2018. As part of this tour, they will be leading a weekend residential retreat at the Galilee Center in Arnprior Ontario on Mother’s Day week-end in May 2018 to guide us in the the art of mindful (more…)