Activities

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Thinking of joining us for the first time?

Newcomers are welcome! Before joining one of our activities for the first time, please email pagodasangha@gmail.com so we can give you more information about our practices and read about our practices. If you’d like to join our in-person meditation sessions on Wednesday evenings but you don’t have email, please arrive at 6:30 pm.

Book Club

Time

  • Monthly on Monday evenings, beginning at 6:30 pm

Location

 

The Ottawa Pagoda Sangha Book Club meets about twice a month to discuss selected texts by Thich Nhat Hahn and other authors in the Plum Village tradition. Everyone is welcome! You can choose to attend in-person or on Zoom.: Please email pagodasangha@gmail.com for the schedule and Zoom connection details.

Morning meditation

Time

  • Mondays, 7:45 am to 8:15 am
  • Fridays, 7:45 am to 8:15 am

Location

  • Zoom

 

For early risers, the Ottawa Pagoda Sangha has a group affectionately known as the “Morning Glories” that meets to meditate together on Zoom Monday and Friday mornings. These sessions include 15 minutes of guided meditation followed by 15 minutes of silent meditation Everyone is welcome: Please email pagodasangha@gmail.com for the Zoom connection details.

Wednesday evening meditation

Time

  • Wednesdays, 7:00 pm to approximately 8:45 pm
  • If you attend in person, please arrive 10-15 minutes early

Location

 

 During our hybrid Wednesday evening meditation sessions, we enjoy a variety of mindfulness practices in the Plum Village tradition, including:

  • guided meditation
  • silent meditation
  • walking meditation
  • deep relaxation
  • dharma talks
  • dharma sharing

Occasionally the bimodal meetings will not be available, as shown in the table below.

Schedule Wednesday Evenings

Date Facilitator Theme Availability
July 10 Vinh The Plum Village Dharma Doors (Part I) bimodal
July 17 Monique Mindful movements with Hang Nhan bimodal
July 24 Millaray Recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings bimodal
July 31 André Vellino TBD bimodal
Aug 7 Sheila Deep Relaxation bimodal
Aug 14 Vinh The Plum Village Dharma Doors (Part II) bimodal
Aug 21 Summer NO SANGHA on WEDNESDAY
Aug 28 Summer NO SANGHA on WEDNESDAY