Waves and Water Sangha members arrive from around the lower mainland of British Columbia to practice mindfulness and meditation as a community. Many of us attended the retreat or public talk with Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village monastics in 2011. Some of us have come from another spiritual tradition and some of us are new to spiritual practice. There may be 12-24 of us gathered at any one time. Always, we are happy to be practicing as a Sangha!
We have formed a Caretaking Council of committed practitioners who work together to establish our practice, our space, our sense of community. Council members currently include Bethan Lloyd, Susu Myint, and Louise St. Pierre. Caretaking Council meetings are open to all Sangha members and comments, questions, concerns are welcome. You may contact us through wwsangha[at]gmail[dot]com
Bethan Lloyd (True Spacious Mind), a Tiep Hien Order of Interbeing member since 2000, offers practice leadership for the Sangha. If you have any questions about the Sangha or the practice, you can contact her at wwsangha[at] gmail[dot]com
All Sangha members are welcome to attend Caretaking Council meetings and contribute to our decision making process. They are generally held every two months. After deep listening and loving speech, decisions are made by consensus of the Council members.
All Sangha members have the opportunity to learn particular practices (sounding the bells, offering tea, maintaining the meditation hall, chanting, leading Dharma study and Dharma discussion, etc.) although this is not a requirement for Sangha participation! If you are interested in training, please let us know!