Continuing the practice at Being Peace Zendo (2007-2013) and then at Being Peace of Ojai (2014-2019), Ojai Mindfulness was established in May 2019 meets at the Resonance Healing Center in Ojai.

Our format of practice will be based on those practices used in the Plum Village Tradition. The practices may change from time to time, but generally will include sitting, walking, chanting, touching the earth, dharma talks, dharma discussion, and other ceremonies. We will use the Plum Village Chanting Book, and other Plum Village related literature, to guide our reading selection. Though there are many ways to practice Buddhism and meditation, we have chosen Thich Nhat Hanh as our guide and Teacher.

Leading the practice will be individuals who have been trained in this tradition. With this as our foundation, exploring the dharma together can still take other forms in our effort to form a community that lives in harmony and awareness.

Our local Dharma Teacher is Kenley Neufeld (True Recollection of Joy). Kenley was ordained in 2005 by Thich Nhat Hanh as a lay-practitioner in the Order of Interbeing. Kenley received the Lamp of Wisdom, permission to teach, from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2012.

Kenley Neufeld

Kenley can be contacted at 805-252-2448 (text or call) or through Kenley’s contact form.