Sangha Building Resources

The next Buddha will be a Sangha.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Whether you want to start a sangha that practices Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings or you want to strengthen the relationships you have within your sangha, the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation is honored to provide you the following resources to support you on the path of practice.

Sangha in a Box

As part of the Foundation's mission to share Thay's teachings of understanding and compassion, we are happy to make a sangha start-up kit (“Sangha in a Box”) available to local sanghas practicing in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.      


A "Sangha in a Box" kit costs $120** and includes:

  • Facilitation Resources:
    • DVD Practice Orientation
    • The New Sangha Handbook
  • Dharma Resources: Three of Thay’s books
    • Happiness
    • The Mindfulness Survival Guide
    • Joyfully Together
  • Sangha Supplies:
    • A bell with cushion and inviter
    • Photograph of Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Practice Songs Resources:
    • Breath by Breath: Chants from Plum Village (CD)
    • Songs of Practice (printed handout)

You may purchase your "Sangha in a Box" resource kit either by:

Credit/Debit card: Visit our secure online donation page and write "for Sangha in a Box" in the Gifts Designation Notes box.

Check/money order: Write your check to "Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation" with "Sangha in a Box" in the memo and mail to: Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation; 2499 Melru Lane; Escondido, CA 92026.

Scholarship: If there is financial need, Sanghas may apply for a scholarship to receive a free "Sangha in a Box" kit. Please complete the application below and indicate where appropriate.

**International Shipments: For applications outside of the U.S., we kindly ask for the applicant to pay $30 USD to help cover a portion of the international shipping costs. To do this, please visit our donate page, select “Dharma Sharing” in the drop down menu, type "Sangha in a Box shipping costs" in the gift designation, and input payment information. (Domestic U.S: Shipping charges are already included in the $120 cost of the kit) 

To apply for your "Sangha in a Box" kit, please fill out the following form:

Upon completion of application and submission of payment, please allow 2-3 weeks for processing and shipping of your "Sangha in a Box" kit. If you have any questions concerning your application, feel free to email

New Sangha Handbook

The New Sangha Handbook is a 47-page sharing that includes the Mindfulness Trainings, guidance for Sangha activities and facilitation, and other practice and teaching information. The handbook is included in the Sangha in a Box start-up kit. It can also be downloaded free of charge.

If you purchase or apply for Sangha in a Box, please kindly let us know if you download the New Sangha Handbook and do not need a copy to be included.