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.  Due to the Coronavirus we are meeting Virtually for the next eight weeks, please see our calendar or news feed for more information.  We meet from 6 to 8 PM at the Church of the loving Shepherd, 1066 South New Street West Chester, PA.  

Recent Sangha News

  • Dharma Talk by Sister True Vow During our weekly virtual Sangha sitting on 5/17/2020, we had the honor of having Sister True Vow from Blue Cliff Monastery provide a discussion on handling of difficult ...
    Posted May 28, 2020, 7:32 AM by Willow Branch
  • In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh Dear Friends,Lion’s Roar Magazine and the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation present a very special free 5-day online summit from March 25-29, 2020. In the Footsteps of ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2020, 4:11 PM by Willow Branch
  • Willow Branch Sangha to Host Virtual Sittings Due to the Coronavirus, Willow Branch Sangha will be hosting our next 7 weekly sessions as virtual sittings.  Starting this Sunday, March 22, and continuing for the next 7 Sundays ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2020, 2:46 PM by Willow Branch
  • Blue Cliff Monastery's Schedule of Events For a schedule of events taking place at Blue Cliff Monastery:http://www.bluecliffmonastery.org/schedule-of-events/
    Posted Sep 11, 2019, 5:28 PM by Willow Branch
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