Current status

We are located in Denver, Colorado, USA. We have been continuously sitting together, in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, since 2001.


1. Every Thursday evening, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at University Park United Methodist Church, 2180 S. University Blvd., Denver.
Sit with us in person.
Practices include sitting and walking meditation, tea meditation, dharma readings and discussion.  A greeter will welcome you and answer any questions.

2. Every Sunday morning, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, online. Sit with us virtually for guided and silent meditation, dharma readings and discussion.

3. Our WAKE UP DENVER group, for people in their 20s and 30s, meets in person at University Park UMC, on 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

There are occasional deviations from this calendar (we typically do not meet on Thanksgiving), and from time to time we will have a special event (such as a “day of mindfulness”). For notifications of these and other events, email us at eoc.ctc@gmail.com and request to have your email added to the sangha email list, the Wake Up Denver list, or both. We hope to sit with you soon! 

Honoring the Earth Meditation Walk later in April

Dear Friends,

UPDATE April 5: the meditation walk will NOT be on April 6 after all. We don’t know when it will be, but hopefully soon. Stay tuned for further details.

We will meet at Cook Park (on Cherry Creek South off of Monaco) in front of the swimming pool to the left of the Recreation Center Building. Parking is available in two lots at the entrance to the park.

We will sing some songs and then circle the park walking in noble silence. We will pause several times in stillness and do an intention circle at the end. The walk will last about an hour. After the walk all are invited to my home (about a mile away) for tea and snacks. Come to the walk and we’ll give you the exact address and directions. Feel free to bring snacks to share.

Warm wishes, Andrea and Mirella

March 14 Sangha cancelled

Because of the severe winter storm moving into the area, we are reluctantly cancelling the Sangha meeting for Thursday, March 14, 2024, at University Park UMC in Denver. We’ll see you next week, or at the Sunday sangha via Zoom. In the meantime, stay safe and warm.

Day of Mindfulness in Fort Collins on Jan. 27

Please join us for a nourishing half day of mindfulness in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh in Fort Collins, Colorado, on January 27!  This day is being hosted by members of Peaceful Heart Sangha, Lotus Blossom Sangha, Wake Up Denver,  Chrysanthemum Sangha, Brilliant Moon, Eyes of Compassion and Sun Mountain Sangha. Our day will include mindful sitting and movement practice, a talk by dharma teacher, Viviane Ephraimson-Abt, mindful eating, sharing and playing in community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your practice and practice with community.

Date: Saturday, January 27th, 2024
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Innosphere, 330 East Vine, Fort Collins, CO
Registration: Please register here. Registration is required since space is limited.
Registration Fee: Sliding scale of $5 – $20.
Please Bring: Vegetarian lunch and teacup (vegan snacks and tea will be provided), pillows, cushions, mats (chairs will be provided). Layers are helpful and shoes for mindful walking outside if the weather cooperates.
Please avoid: Wearing fragrances or scented personal care products, and turn off anything that rings, beeps or tweets.
Health: Masks are optional. If you are not well on the day, please do not attend.
Dana: A donation to support our dharma teacher, will be collected at the DOM.

If you have any questions contact Paul at pj.mcclure@gmail.com.

Walk for Global Peace – Sat., Nov. 18

Let’s Walk for Global Peace
at Bible park in SouthEast Denver at 1:15PM on Saturday Nov 18th.
This will be an Eyes of Compassion silent walk. Significant others are welcome.
We will:
  • circle up at the far end of the YALE AVE parking lot in front of the ball field.
  • sound the bell for noble silence at 1:25,
  • offer 5 minutes of noble silence in stillness for peace around the world,
  • listen to a letter from Plum Village,
  • walk slowly along the  (wide hard packed dirt) canal path silently embodying peace through the quality of each step,
  • return near our starting place (~ 30 minutes total walking meditation) and
  • circle up again offering a final 5 minutes of still noble silence.
Directions to James A. Bible Park Yale Ave parking lot:
6802 E. Yale Ave, Denver
From I-25, Exit on Yale heading East.
Entrance to parking lot is on the right about 0.8 miles just past Monaco.
Following the walk tea and cider will be offered at the Cowden Cottage, which is less than two miles away. For those of you who don’t know where this is, ask me (Sandy) for directions at the event.

Be-In on Wednesday Oct. 4!

Hello Dear Sangha,

We are excited to announce the celebration of Thay’s continuation as well as a Be-In next Wake Up 10/4 from 6:30pm-8pm at University Park United Methodist Church! This event will be open to both Wake Up as well as the larger Eyes of Compassion sangha.
A Be-In is a lovely Plum Village tradition in which the community gathers together to mindfully drink tea, have desserts, and share with each other. Please bring something you’d like to share with the sangha! Examples of sharing could be a song you like (or want to perform or sing with others), a dance, a story, a poem, a joke, a piece of art, a gratitude, etc.
It is also Thay’s birthday/continuation day on October 11, which we will be celebrating early with this Be-In.
If you’d like to help out with this event, please sign up here!
Dana Mooney
Source of Unceasing Love

Sangha Picnic and Annual Meeting – August 20

Scene from Cook Park in Denver

Our sangha will be gathering for a picnic in the park, followed by our annual meeting, and hope you can join us!
Date: Sunday, August 20, noon – 3 pm
Place: Cook Park, 7100 Cherry Creek South Drive, Denver (near the intersection of Cherry Creek South Dr. and S. Monaco Pkwy).  Enter the parking lot off Cherry Creek South Drive, look to the west, and you will see a pavilion just a short walk away.  You have arrived!  We had a sangha picnic here a couple of years ago.  See below for the link to a map of the park.
Food and Drink:  Please bring your own vegetarian sack lunch, tea, coffee, or other non-alcoholic drink, and a reusable water bottle. We’ll also have water available in a cooler.
And–there will be cake.
Also, we’ll have a flip chart suggestion session, so bring any ideas of what you’d like to see our sangha do as we continue beautifully into the future.  This day will provide a leisurely opportunity to get to know each other better and strengthen our community.

The Eyes of Compassion Care-Taking Council

On this park map, look for Picnic Area #2.

Matt Sherman

Our beloved friend and dharma teacher, Matt Sherman, passed away on July 18, 2023, at about 6 pm MT. Our whole community deeply mourns his passing.

Matt was the face of Eyes of Compassion Sangha for many years. He and his wife Margit are dear to us. Matt will be missed so very much, but interbeing tells us he lives in the spirit if our Sangha. We send love and compassion to Matt and to Margit. Continue reading “Matt Sherman”

“Day of Mindfulness” on Earth Day

Eyes of Compassion Sangha sponsored a Day of Mindfulness on Earth Day, April 22, with dharma teacher Viviane Ephraimson-Abt. Held at the Church of the Transfiguration in Evergreen, the theme for the day was “Love Yourself, Love the Earth.” Once registration opened, the event quickly filled up to the maximum of 45 attendees the space could hold. A deep bow of appreciation to Sandy Cowden for organizing the event, along with many volunteers who helped make it happen, and to Craig Cowden for taking these photos. Continue reading ““Day of Mindfulness” on Earth Day”

David Hughes (1947–2022)

Our beloved local dharma teacher, David Hughes, passed away on October 31, 2022. Our whole community deeply mourns his passing. A Celebration of Life will be held in Maine on Saturday, December 17, from 11am-2pm at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. Eyes of Compassion Sangha is planning a local celebration of his life to take place after the first of the year, which will be announced on the EoC email list and on this website. In gratitude for and in honor of Dave’s life, the family requests any donations be made to the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation, which fosters peace and community among all people, animals, plants, and our planet.

We are copying in his full obituary, from this site, below.

Continue reading “David Hughes (1947–2022)”