The Wild Rose Sangha was started in Tracey Pickup’s one room apartment in 2003 as a semi-formal meditation group that recited the Five Mindfulness Trainings. When Tracey returned from Plum Village in 2006, she decided to move the group out of her living room to allow the Sangha to develop more strongly in this tradition. The Unitarian Church of Calgary kindly offered space for the nurturing of this little Sangha on the Prairie. At this time many of our core members who are still with us today joined. The Sangha held its first Days of Mindfulness in 2007 and held its first Three Day Retreat in Canmore in 2008. Tracey moved to Mountain Lamp Community to further her training but will return one day.
Today the Wild Rose Sangha is stronger than ever with a core Sangha Council who facilitate each evening. The Wild Rose Sangha is attended by a regular group of 20 or so friends. The Sangha holds Monthly Days of Mindfulness to further develop their practice of understanding and love.