Open Heart Zen Sangha: Home
“The main purpose of a Sangha is to practice and support mindfulness, openness, and love. Organize in a way that is most enjoyable for everyone. You will never find a perfect Sangha. An imperfect Sangha is good enough. Rather than complaining too much about your Sangha, do your best to transform yourself into a good element of the Sangha. Accept the Sangha and build on it.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh, Friends on the Path: Building and Sustaining Spiritual Communities
Welcome! The Open Heart Zen Sangha is a group affiliated with the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, Delaware and are allied with the Unitarian Buddhist Fellowship. Our facilitators are seasoned teachers with formal training in the Zen tradition and in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). OHZS employs a very gentle and inviting approach to mindfulness where all are welcome. We encourage anyone to join our supportive group dedicated to a secular meditation practice that is available to all regardless of experience.
We hold regular day-long meditation retreats and have weekly practice every Wednesday night from 7:00pm-8:30pm and offer meditation instruction on the first Wednesday of every month in the spacious Brunner Chapel on the 2nd Floor of the church. Please park in the rear parking lot and enter through the back door of the church. Because we don't have a webmaster who can provide regular updates, please join our mailing list above, it's the best way to stay informed.
The third Friday of every month members of the sangha meet in the Brunner Chapel from 7pm-9m for practice discussion and sharing. Discussions focus on various readings that serve to stimulate inquiry on mindfulness in formal meditation and "off the cushion" in our life experiences.
Directions to the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, Delaware: