Zen Peacemaker Affiliate
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Flowing River Sangha
We are an interfaith gathering of people who support one another in the practice of Zen meditation. This practice can deepen the roots of one’s faith tradition or simply open the way to a spiritual life grounded in the reality of the present moment. Zen allows us to flow through life with more equanimity so that we might engage in compassionate action. ALL are welcome!
Tell us a bit about how your group was concieved
Our founding teacher, Sr. Barbara Craig, was a Sister of Mercy who was introduced to Zen Meditation by Sister Janet Richardson. Sr. Barbara found it so beneficial to her life that she was called to introduced Zen Meditation to the community in Northeastern PA.
How many members do you serve? 20
Tell us about one exciting project, program, or other offering you are currently working on.
Our focus this season, to offer compassionate action to the homeless in Northeastern, PA.
How do the Three Tenets inform your social engagement?
Flowing River Sangha bears witness to uncertainty. We respond with loving action both within the sangha and the larger community. For example, during the holiday season, we provided, prepared and served meals to the homeless community being housed during the harsh winter season.
What is the most meaningful challenge your organization Faces?
Following the death of our Founding teacher Sr. Barbara Craig, we are using all the teachings to support us as we navigate the sangha without her.
For more information: cbm.hope@gmail.com
Flowing River Sangha -
Pennsylvania, USA