Who We Are


Calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh

Willow Branch Sangha (WBS) is a group of friends who comes from diverse spiritual backgrounds with the common interest in the practice of mindfulness in daily living. 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.   

We are a non-denominational group and all visitors are welcome to attend our Sunday sittings.  We meet from 6 to 8 PM at the Church of the loving Shepherd, 1066 South New Street West Chester, PA.  

Recent Sangha News

  • Philadelphia Day of Mindfulness Healing Steps on this Lovely Earth      A group of monastics and practitioners in the Plum Village (Thich Nhat Hanh) tradition will walk mindfully along the Appalachian Trail from Blue Cliff ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2018, 8:37 AM by Willow Branch
  • Blue Cliff Monastery's 2018 Schedule of Events For a schedule of events taking place at Blue Cliff Monastery:http://www.bluecliffmonastery.org/schedule-of-events/
    Posted Jan 14, 2018, 5:40 PM by Willow Branch
  • New Documentary on Thay and Plum Village Thanks to kind volunteers in the Philippines and the UK, we now have a beautiful four-part documentary about Thay and Plum Village,http://plumvillage.org/news/new-documentary-on ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2016, 12:55 PM by Willow Branch
  • Thich Nhat Hanh's Biography To learn more about our teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, please see his biography at:http://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/biography/
    Posted Mar 6, 2017, 5:08 PM by Willow Branch
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