Our Teachers

Thich Nhat HanhThich Nhat Hanh, October 11, 1926 – January 22, 2022 was one of the most beloved and respected spiritual teachers of our time.  A Buddhist teacher, author, poet, peacemaker, human rights activist, environmentalist, and community leader, Thich Nhat Hanh (or Thây, as he was known by his students), led an extraordinary life.  

We have been gifted with the opportunity of having senior Dharma teachers from the Plum Village tradition visit us regularly.  With gratitude, we honour the gifts they have brought us by continuing the practice in our sangha.
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Teachers who have led retreats in our community include:

Alexa Singer-Telles: True Silent Action, co-founded the River Oak Sangha in Redding, California, in 1991 and was ordained as an OI member in 2004. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, offering the practices of mindfulness and the expressive arts to deepen one’s experience and enliven the creative process.

Chan Huy: A Senior Dharma Teacher in Plum Village tradition since 1994, Chan Huy has been teaching, giving talks and leading mindfulness retreats all over America. We enjoy his mindful kind smile.  http://wwwmindfulcoachingclinic.com/about.html

Eileen Kiera: A Senior Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village tradition since 1990, she lives and teaches at the rural practice center of Mountain Lamp Community.  Her dedication to awakening and mindfulness guide our thoughtful appreciation of the practice. http://mountainlamp.org

Peggy Rowe Ward: A senior Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village tradition since 2000 who lives and teaches in Washington.  Her teachings on loving-kindness and equanimity help us to create balance in our practice.  http://www.thelotusinstitute.org/p/about.html