Family Sangha

The Family Sangha is a peer-organised community gathering that meets most months.

Together we practice a guided meditation, mindful movements, dharma reading and sharing, in the tradition of Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Children and teens will join adults for part of the morning and will then have parallel programs.

Having children join the sessions bring lightness, humour and beginner’s mind insights, for the benefit of the entire Sangha. Children programs are parent-run. If you would like to join our sessions and support running the children programme, please contact us.

Teens benefit greatly from their programme. Having an adult who is not their parent or part of the education system allows them to share and listen deeply in a safe space. Being taken seriously and without an agenda really helps them to come out of their shell. Teens sessions are facilitated by young people from Wake Up London or young members of the Sangha who do not have children.

Our aim is to create an inter-generational morning of mindfulness for people of all ages to come together as a mindful family. Our experience of all age family meditation groups on retreats has been of creating wonderful connections across age groups, and we believe that children benefit from a loving, spiritual community just as much as adults do. We welcome people outside of London to join us for this event.

Please contact us to let us know if you would like to join our mailing list and find out when our next event is. People of all ages with or without children are welcome to come. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

In addition to being part of the Family Sangha you may also enjoy attending a sangha near to where you live and the UK-wide sangha events.  You can find the list of local groups here and Plum Village UK events here.