Opening Heart Mindfulness Community (OHMC) is a 501c(3) that offers support for learning and practicing mindfulness in a non-sectarian way.
Our practices are based on the tradition of the Plum Village Community, and our teachings are inspired by a variety of individuals and groups including Thich Nhat Hanh and teachers from many other Zen, vipassana, and other mindfulness based traditions.
We practice mindfulness to become calmer, more alive, more genuine, and to extend greater understanding and compassion. By practicing together we inspire each other to bring meditation and mindfulness into our daily lives. OHMC supports and practices social action and inclusive community building. Rooted in our commitment to diversity, we operate with transparent democratic governance, generosity-based economics, and environmental sustainability. We seek to foster understanding and compassion by providing vibrant and generous opportunities to practice mindfulness within a diverse community in the Plum Village tradition, founded by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.
We highly value the diversity of racial and cultural identity and background, nationality, sexual and affectional orientation, gender identity and its expression, religious background and belief, marital status, family structure, age, mental and physical health and ability, political perspective, and educational and class status. We recognize that in supporting racial and social justice equity within our sangha and throughout the mahasangha, we support the work of transformation individually and collectively.
OHMC Board Members
Chair / Dharma Committee
Vice Chair / Retreat Committee / Accessibility Committee / Dharma Committee
Board / Retreat Committee / Community Committee
OHMC Committee Members
Kaili Mang Jeyarajah
Community Committee / Retreat Volunteer
Ana Maria Boitel
Questions, comments, suggestions?
All are welcome to reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you!