Mindful Breath Sangha was founded in November, 2011, by members of the Athens/Clarke/Oconee Communities who wanted to further their studies and practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen master, poet, and peace activist.  This is a practice of engaged Buddhism and mindfulness* in everyday life that works to show us the connection between deep personal peace and peace on earth.

Our meeting time is 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Each week the leadership of the Sangha rotates among members.

On the 3rd Sunday of every month, we meet at a member's house for our Sangha gathering and a vegetarian potluck. Please email Becky Lockman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn the place. On those Sundays, we still meet at 3:00 but run later because of gathering afterwards for dinner.

Mindful Breath Sangha welcomes all who wish to attend. Whatever your religion, philosophy, or spiritual path, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or country of origin, your presence is welcomed.

 *Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment.


June 6th - June 9th, Mindful Breath Sangha will be hosting a Mindfulness Retreat led by six monastics from Magnolia Grove Monastery in Batesville, MS. This is a Monastery which is under the auspices of Plum Village Monastery in Plum Village France---the very first western monastery started by the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. The Retreat will be held at : 1241 Brittain Estates Drive Watkinsville, GA 30677.  If you are from out of town, members of Mindful Breath Sangha are hosting those requesting housing. For more information regarding Mindful Breath Sangha or the retreat, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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