May the merits of this practice,
benefit all beings
and bring peace. 

The River Oak Sangha welcomes everyone with an interest in mindfulness practice, including first-time visitors and guests.  A sangha is a community that supports people in the practice of meditation, ethical living and the development of wisdom.  We aspire to apply mindfulness to everyday life while balancing practice and study.  Such a path can decrease suffering, increase happiness, and ultimately lead to the natural development of compassion and wisdom. 

There is no dogma to believe in.  Instead, practicing mindfulness with a sangha is an opportunity to explore our own life experiences using the tools of meditation and reflection in the context of a supportive community of fellow practitioners.

Our sangha includes non-Buddhists and Buddhists.  All who wish to experience the benefits of meditation and mindfulness are welcome to practice with us.  It is not necessary to be a Buddhist to benefit from mindfulness practices. 

The River Oak Sangha calendar consists of regular activities and periodic events as outlined below:

Regular Activities
  • Meditation and Dharma Discussion (Weekly on Wednesday evenings)
  • Mindful Reading Meetings (Twice a month, 2nd and 4th Monday evenings)
  • Beginner's Mind Meetings (Once a month, 1st Wednesday evenings)
  • Deepening Practice Meetings (Periodically on weekend mornings)
  • For more information about activities other than the weekly meditation meeting, go to the Activities page.  
Periodic Events
  • Half-day or full days of mindfulness
  • Weekend-long retreats
  • Seasonal ceremonies or celebrations
  • Mindful Hikes
Check back periodically for information about upcoming events on the Events page.