Tuesday, February 23, 2021

 ~All are welcome to join the Peaceful Heart Sangha for our 13th annual Continuation Day Tea Ceremony on Zoom, Monday March 1 from 6:30-8pm. Feel free to bring a cup of tea and a treat/snack and also to offer a poem, song, story, dance, gratitude/memory of how the sangha may have enriched your life in some way,  if you would like to. Email: peacefulheartsangha@gmail.com for the Zoom link.



Join us on Zoom for a rich, 5 week group exploration of the Five Mindfulness Trainings, with Dharma Teacher Peggy Smith and core members of Maine sangha's

 5 Thursdays from 6-7:15pm (March 4-April 1, 2021) 

The Five Mindfulness Trainings are central to Buddhist ethics - one of the core pillars of Buddhist practice.  

The original guidance offered by the Buddha has been updated for our times by Thây & the Plum Village community.  

The trainings are based on the insight that happiness in not an individual matter.  

Whatever we do contributes, or detracts, from the happiness of our society and all of life.  

Inter-being is!


Prior registration required to get zoom link.  

Please do not post link on social media to decrease likelihood of Zoombombing.


An e-copy of the trainings will be sent with the link.  

There is no one right way to practice the trainings.  

Our practice changes over time.

We hope you will join us.


To register, please send an email to Peggy Smith, (True Moon Form)  peggy@opencommunication.org



Friday, January 22, 2021

 Dear Friends, 

We hope that you are safe and well at this time and taking care of yourselves and each other! We are happy to announce an upcoming Zoom Retreat open to all...


Mid-Winter Zoom Retreat, February 18-21, 2021 


“Interbeing:  Opening our Hearts to Life”


The greater New England Sangha is offering an online Retreat with talks and meditations led by Dharma teachers Fern Dorresteyn, Richard Brady and Michael Ciborski. The retreat will include many wonderful practices, such as dharma sharing in small groups, walking meditation, deep relaxation, and tea meditation. The retreat begins with an orientation session on Thursday evening, February 18 and concludes on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM. 

Online Retreat Sessions:


  • 7 – 8:30pm Evening session


  • 9am -noon Morning Session
  • 1:30 – 4:30pm Afternoon Session
  • 7 – 8:30pm Evening Session


  • 9am -noon Morning Session
  • 1:30 – 4:30pm Afternoon Session
  • 7 – 8:30pm Evening Session


  • 8 – 11am Morning Session
  • 12 – 2pm Afternoon Session

Please register by February 14th, so that we have time to plan retreat logistics.

For more Information and Registration Click Here

Monday, March 16, 2020

May All Beings be Healthy and Safe-online sangha option

Dear Friends, 
Wishing you all health and safety during these shifting times with the onset of Covid 19 concerns. Recognizing the importance of community and connection, especially during these trying times, the Peaceful Heart Sangha has committed to an online sangha and Not meeting in person until it is deemed safe to do so. Please feel free to join us online on Monday evenings (6:30-8pm) and Thursday mornings (8-9:30am). It is free, you don't need an app and can use a phone-in option.

     ~IMPORTANT UPDATE from 4.6.2020: 
  For the security and safety of our online sangha's, a password is now being required for you to enter Zoom meetings, please email peacefulheartsangha@gmail.com to request/access.

    In the meantime, take good care of yourselves and your community. May all beings be safe and free from harm.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

PHS celebrates 12 years of practicing joyfully together!

    On Monday, 3.2.2020, members new and old celebrated the 12th anniversary-continuation day of  the Peaceful Heart Sangha. We sat, walked, enjoyed tea and snacks and shared our gratitude for each other in words, song, poetry and bringing our mindful energy to the group...many thanks to Harry Grimnitz for capturing this beautiful photo!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Follow this link to a listing of Maine sangha's in the Plum Village tradition and upcoming events

 ~Join Lynn Deeves and Jen Deraspe as they collaborate joyfully and mindfully in offering a Solstice celebration and sauna ceremony at "Nurture through  Nature" in Denmark, Maine on 12.21.19. See flyer below for details/FMI.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

10th Anniversary/Continuation of the Peaceful Heart Sangha...


In deepest Gratitude to all of the mindfulness practitioners (new and not-so-new) who helped create a warm and wonderful celebration for the Peaceful Heart Sangha's 10th Anniversary/Continuation on Monday, 3.5.18...we are so incredibly fortunate!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Upcoming Events...

Friday-Sunday September 27-29, 2019

"Cultivating Balance: Opening Our Hearts to the World as It Is"

Sangha retreat at Nurture though Nature in Denmark, Maine
               with dharma teacher Jeanne Anselmo

Suggested Donation to NTN for the weekend: $100 per person. 

We will bring our own food. Rustic accomodations, composting toilets, yurts, cabins, tenting available. Dana (donations) will be collected for our teacher who will be traveling from Long Island, NY.

The weekend may include: sitting, walking and eating meditation, dharma talks, dyads and dharma sharing groups, guided deep relaxation, an evening bonfire with offerings of: music, poetry, skits, readings, etc.

Registration is now open: peacefulheartsangha@gmail.com 

Save the Date: New England Retreat October 24-27, 2019


For a listing of other Maine sangha's in Maine and sangha-related, future events, www.mainesanghas.org