Who We Are


Calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh

Willow Branch Sangha (WBS) is a group of friends with the common interest in the practice of mindfulness in daily living. We come from diverse spiritual backgrounds. Our practice is inspired by the teachings on engaged Buddhism by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and other teachers. 

sangha is a community of practitioners. Mindfulness is the capacity of being deeply aware of what is going on at the present moment.   

Recent Sangha News

  • New Contemplations Before Eating Thay has just announced a new version of the Five Contemplations before Eating, after receiving a letter from scientists recommending replacing “global warming” with the more appropriate term “climate change ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2014, 3:32 PM by Willow Branch
  • Philadelphia Area Days of Mindfulness Philadelphia Area Days of Mindfulnessin the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh Please Save the Dates for thesePhiladelphia Days of Mindfulnesswith Dharma Teachers Anh-Huong and ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2014, 5:33 PM by Willow Branch
  • Revised Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings were revised and presented by Thay for the Great Ordination Ceremony in February 2012 at Plum Village.  Visit the "Our Practice" page for the link to ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2013, 6:23 PM by Dat Nguyen
  • Nurturing Mother Earth A very thoughtful piece summarizing a recent interview with Thay by the English paper Guardian.  The reporter does an excellent job of explaining Thay's most recent teachings on nurturing ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2013, 6:15 PM by Dat Nguyen
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