The Touching the Earth Sangha is a Glastonbury based Buddhist Community of practitioners from the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition of Zen Buddhism. Check the blog for Sangha updates, latest news and articles related to Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village UK.

The Sangha meets regularly for Days of Mindfulness practice (see dates below).

Email Kev or Sam for details: touchingtheearth@hotmail.co.uk

The Sangha holds evening meetings every second and last Mondays of the month at the Sweet Track Centre, Glastonbury, 7.30-9.30pm.

Email for details: touchingtheearthmonday@hotmail.com

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Monday, 6 January 2020


                             Days of Mindfulness practice
                            @Siggy’s Barn, High Ham
                                           10am - 4pm

                                All dates for 2020 are regrettably cancelled



                        Touching the Earth Sangha Retreat Day:
 
                    A socially distanced day of practice was held in Siggy's garden at High Ham on the 8th August.


                       






Thursday, 12 December 2019


Dear Friends

Many thanks for the incredibly generous response to our appeal for the Glastonbury Homeless Hearts Community. Sam and I dropped everything off today ready to be distributed to those who need it. This message was posted on their facebook page:


"I am so humbled! Today at the shop, I have taken delivery of a huge donation of items from good hearted souls......Every single item will go to someone who is in need, everything will help someone know they are not forgotten and that someone does care. The food donated will ensure that those who need will not go hungry. I'm really very emotional, and cannot thank those wonderful people enough for their generosity and caring hearts." 

Donations sorted, bagged and ready to go!


Tuesday, 3 December 2019


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from theTouching the Earth Sangha

Next Monday evening meeting:
Monday 13th January 2020 @ 7.30pm


“On the altar in my hermitage in France are images of Buddha and Jesus, and every time I light incense, I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors.” Thich Nhat Hanh

For information email: touchingtheearth@hotmail.co.uk



Glastonbury Homeless Hearts Community



The Touching the Earth Sangha has decided to offer support to this grass roots project that is helping homeless people and people in vulnerable homes such as caravans by taking donations at the last two Sangha meetings of the year - Saturday 7th December  (the day of mindfulness),  and Monday 9th December at the Sweet Track Centre.


This is the list of what is needed:

Blankets
Sleeping bags
Sleeping mats
Duvets
Deodorant (roll on type is easier to carry for those walking the streets)
Wet wipes
Soap
Shampoo
Toothpaste & Brush
Flannels
Toilet rolls
Sanitary products
Clothing for men and women, especially warm coats.
Underwear
Socks
T Lights
Batteries
Camping lights
Head torch
Warm hats, scarves, gloves
Rucksacks
Tents
Foil Blankets
Thermal underwear
Bin bags
Hot water bottles and covers
Camping stoves and gas
Exo Cookers
Flasks

Also looking for Tins of Soup/Stews, packet Soup, instant porridge breakfast food, tinned veg, tins of baked beans, dried pasta, any foodstuffs easily stored and cooked using camping stoves or camp fires. Any Army type food packs that are self heating.



If you can bring any of the above items along to a meeting, we will make sure they get passed on to the Glastonbury Homeless Hearts Community for distribution. Many thanks.