We are here to awaken from the illusion of separateness.— THICH NHAT HANH
Wind Island Sangha is a lay practice community in the Plum Village tradition. A sangha is a local community of mindfulness practitioners who gather to meditate, to share their joys and difficulties, and to encourage each other on the path of practice. Meeting regularly with others to sit and share together is a precious way to cultivate our understanding and compassion and to re-establish our deep connection with others.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, renowned for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace.
Sister Chan Khong is the first fully-ordained monastic disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh, and the director of his humanitarian projects since the 1960’s.
Everyone who comes to practice is a member of the sangha. Thay often says that the sangha is a garden, full of many varieties of trees and flowers.
We know that if there is no collective awakening, then the earth and all species will not have a chance to be saved. Our daily life has to show that we are awake.— THICH NHAT HANH, THE BLUE CLIFF LETTER, 2007
Pender Island, Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada
Where We Meet
Pender Island is part of unceded Tsawout, Tsawwassen, Stz’uminus, and Penelakut Lands. Our sangha name honours the SENĆOŦEN name for North Pender Island: S,DÁYES, which means “wind drying.”
We express our deep gratitude to the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation Sangha Building Program and to the World Beat Sangha for the material we have used here from the New Sangha Practice Book.