Who We Are
Sangha is an Evanston-based meditation group which meets weekly every Sunday night
to study and practice the Engaged Buddhism taught by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Lakeside grew out of a four-day Chicago area retreat led by Thich Nhat Hanh in May 1991. Lakeside has been meeting ever since, offering sitting and
walking meditation, Dharma Discussions, Days of Mindfulness and
retreats in the tradition of Thich Nhat
Participants come from
all walks of
life and diverse religious background. Lakeside members need not
consider themselves Buddhist. Lakeside's common denominator is an
interest in mindfulness practices as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh, who encourages us to
take up a life of awareness and healing, and to practice love and
understanding in our communitie
Nhat Hanh writes: "The moment when you go back to your breath and you
breathe mindfully, holiness is there, because mindfulness is the
substance of holiness. God is there, the Holy Spirit is there at the same time."