Cultivating Peace is a spiritual organization in Central Vermont dedicated to the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and are grateful for all charitable gifts, which are fully tax-deductible.
Jayne Collins, President
Ginger Cloud, Secretary
Kathryn Tufano, Treasurer
For our current events, visit Peace Actions.
Dharma Book Discussion Groups
Weekly meetings are free and are currently held online. These are generally eight week dharma book discussion groups, and we request a commitment for participants to attend all sessions.
Learn about our current dharma book group.
Deep Relaxation Guided Meditations
Allow the body and mind to touch peace. Subscribe to our email list to receive alerts about the next guided deep relaxation meditation.
Community Walking Meditations
Enjoy a guided community walking meditation and allow the body and mind to touch peace. Learn more about our community walking meditation.
Gather with community members to cultivate peace through practices such as Earth Touchings, Earth Contemplations, and ceremonies to cultivate peace.
What people are saying…
“It is as though I have found my spiritual home. I am so grateful for both Mary & Ginger who so generously share their time, knowledge and open hearts. I appreciate the varied activities that are offered: in-person walking meditations and ceremonies, relaxed meditations, book clubs, etc. The prospect of a sangha forming is very exciting.”
“This book and group have added immeasurably to my life. What a wonderful experience of people sharing deep concerns for the welfare of other beings and the planet through a Buddhist lens. The structure of short readings at home based on an excellent book with a weekly Zoom meeting filled with personal sharing, meditations, and welcoming humans has been thought provoking, inspiring, nurturing, and potentially transformative. Thank you Mary and Ginger for creating this wonderful space and giving of your generous spirit.”
“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh