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. Vinh 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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.
Need a Helping Hand?
Starting March 18th and for the foreseable future, the Pagoda Sangha will be meeting on-line via the Zoom conferencing service to maximize social distancing and to reduce the rates of infection of the novel coronavirus. We will...
Dear Friends of the Pagoda Sangha, Members of our Sangha recently participated in an Interfaith concert event. The audio recordings (MP3s) of all these performances, including those of the Pagoda Sangha are available here:...
This week we received some sad news from Mrs. Nhung (Maple Village) announcing the passing away of Sister Giải Nghiêm on December 27th in the afternoon. She was 52 years old. My first words to my wife when I read Mrs. Nhung’s email : 52 years old is quite young to...
Plum Village Needs Your Support
In Plum Village and our other practice centers around the world we, too, find ourselves facing a challenge. We are dependent on retreat fees to cover the basic necessities, and while our monasteries are closed, we must rely almost entirely on the generosity of our practitioners. If you can, please consider offering a donation.