"If in our daily life we can smile,
     if we can be peaceful and happy,
     not only we, but everyone will profit from it.  
     This is the most basic kind of peace work."

                                          Thich Nhat Hanh           


This is it!    In this very moment it is possible to already begin practicing mindful smiling with the  Blue Ocean Sangha. We are a lay Buddhist community that practices the art of mindful living by following the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

We provide a resource for study and practice of
Applied Buddhism, which means that we apply Buddhist teachings to our daily lives in order to learn to be peaceful and not allow life to drift away without meaning.  People of all faiths are welcomed and, in fact, encouraged to continue practicing in their root spiritual traditions if they so desire.   

We meet:

  • in South Beach every SUNDAY from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Miami Life Center, 736 6th St. 33139 (metered parking available), and
  • in Fort Lauderdale every FIRST and THIRD WEDNESDAY from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Center for Healing, 2990 Griffin Road 33312 (entrance is upstairs in back of building).

We look forward to meeting you and having you come practice with us. 
Feel free to email us with any questions via our Contact Us link above.

And here are some very happy members of the Blue Ocean Sangha at our 2016 Winter Retreat in Miami Beach: