"If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work."
Thich Nhat Hanh
This is it! In this very moment it is possible to already begin practicing mindful smiling with the Blue Ocean Sangha. We are a lay Buddhist community that practices the art of mindful living by following the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
We provide a resource for study and practice of Applied Buddhism, which means that we apply Buddhist teachings to our daily lives in order to learn to be peaceful and not allow life to drift away without meaning. People of all faiths are welcomed and, in fact, encouraged to continue practicing in their root spiritual traditions if they so desire.
- in South Beach every SUNDAY from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Miami Beach Community Church, 1620 Drexel Ave. Suite 203, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Please enter via King Chapel of Hope iron gate on Drexel Avenue. (metered and garage parking available).
- in Fort Lauderdale every FIRST and THIRD WEDNESDAY from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Center for Healing, 2990 Griffin Road 33312 (entrance is upstairs in back of building).
Please bring your favorite blanket and meditation cushion.
We look forward to meeting you and having you come practice with us.
Feel free to email us with any questions via our Contact Us link above.
By the way, there are other Thich Nhat Hanh sanghas in our nearby geographic area also: The Grain of Sand Sangha in Coral Gables (that meets every other Tuesday), and the Broward Lotus Sangha in Pembroke Pines (that meets every other Sunday). Please feel free to contact us for more information about those sanghas or any other information.
And here are some very happy members of the Blue Ocean Sangha at our 2016 Winter Retreat in Miami Beach: