Affinity Groups

We are gathering a list of sanghas that are practicing in the lens of Racial Justice, whether specifically for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), intentional mixed spaces, and study groups for white-bodied people to unlearn white dominance.  Those sanghas practicing in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh are listed first, followed by ones outside the tradition. We hope this will be a resource for you to find support in your practice. Please email us at connnect@arisesangha.org if your sangha is looking specifically at healing racism and would like to be added to the list.

BIPOC-Only Sanghas in the Plum Village Tradition

Sweet Blossoming Sangha – Online
Meets: every Friday, 8-9am PT / 11-12am ET
Contact pocsanghaonline@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list.

Garrison Institute BIPOC Sangha – Online
Meets: every Thursday, 9-10am PT / 12-1pm ET
See: www.garrisoninstitute.org/virtual-offerings/bipoc-meditation-sangha/ for more information.

True Home Sangha – Online
Meets: every Monday, 4:30-6pm PT / 7:30-9pm ET
Contact pollyc.email@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list.

Colours of Compassion – Online (UK/Europe)
Meets: every Tuesday, 7-8:30pm UK time
Contact: Coloursofcompassion@gmail.com or see www.hols.org.uk/colours-of-compassion

True Inclusivity Sangha – Hybrid (in person & online) Southern California
Meets: 4th Sundays, 3-4:30pm PT / 12-1:30pm ET
Contact Judy Nakatomi at nakatomijudy@gmail.com.

BIPOC-Only Sanghas in the Plum Village Tradition for Order of Interbeing

MettaMorphosis Sangha – Online
Meets: 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8:30-10am PT / 11:30am-1pm ET
For OI Aspirants (including curious and pre-aspirants) and OI Members
Contact Victoria Mausisa at vic822@yahoo.com to be added to the mailing list

Lotus in the Sea of Fire – Online
Meets: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 11am-1pm PT / 2pm-4pm ET
For OI Aspirants and OI Members
Contact Juliet Hwang at juliethwang@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list

BIPOC-Centered Sanghas in the Plum Village Tradition

Tranquil Lotus Sangha – Hybrid (in-person & online) Los Angeles Area
Meets: every Tuesday 7:30-9pm PT / 10:30pm-12am ET
Note: This sangha is BIPOC-centered but not BIPOC-only
See: www.tranquillotussangha.org for more information.

Earthlodge QTBPOC-centered Sangha – Alternating (in-person & online) Los Angeles Area
Meets: Once per month in person and once per month online, Sundays at 9-10:30am PT
Note: This sangha is QTBPOC-centered but not BIPOC-only.
Contact Maylei Blackwell at mblackwell699@gmail.com.

BIPOC-Only Sanghas in Other Traditions

Baltimore and Beyond Mindfulness Community – Hybrid (in person and online) Baltimore
First Sunday, 3-5pm ET / Third Wednesday, 7-8:30pm ET of each month for BIPOC
Contact bbmcspace@gmail.com or see https://www.baltimoremindfulnesscommunity.space/

East Bay Meditation Center – Online
Meets every Thursday, 7-8:30pm PT / 10-11:30pm ET
See https://poc.eastbaymeditation.org/ for more information.

BIPOC Voices Sangha at Spirit Rock – Online
Meets every Sunday 9:10:30am PT / 12-1:30pm ET
See https://www.spiritrock.org/bipoc-voices-sunday-sangha for more information.