"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few."
From Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Suzuki Roshi

“Where is Thay?” A Christmas message from Plum Village

Spring Retreat Closes with Guidance from Peggy Rowe and Larry Ward for Continuing on the Path of Enlightenment


Gathering at Jerome's Monastery of the Ascension Ministry Center, retreatants from throughout our region connected with each other and lifted their aspirations.


 Our Sangha, located in Boise, practices in the Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh (Thây). We have weekly meditation practices and meet one Saturday a month for a Mindfulness Morning. See our Sangha Activities page for details on these and other activities. All are welcome.


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One of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, poet, and peace and human rights activist, Thich Nhat Hanh (called Thây by his students) has led an extraordinary life. Born in central Vietnam in 1926 he joined the monkshood at the age of sixteen. The Vietnam War confronted the monasteries with the question of whether to adhere to the contemplative life and remain meditating in the monasteries, or to help the villagers suffering under bombings and other devastation of the war. Nhat Hanh was one of those who chose to do both, helping to found the "engaged Buddhism" movement. His life has since been dedicated to the work of inner transformation for the benefit of individuals and society.