Welcome To The Lotus Institute

We offer Buddhist practice(s) for change makers on the journey of individual and collective healing, transformation and liberation. Because whoever you are, wherever you are and whatever you do matters. Every moment, each breath, each inner and outer action is an embodiment of your practice. We are here for you to go deep, deeper, deeper still.

The Lotus Institute was founded by Peggy Rowe-Ward and Larry Ward, two of Thich Nhat Hanh's senior, non-monastic dharma teachers who have dedicated their lives to a path of service.
Founded at the urging of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, The Lotus Institute offers embodied education for those wishing to explore or deepen their path of practice. Lotus' offerings are rooted in awakening and embodying a path of compassionate action made accessible for today's times. Lotus offers in person and online resources for those who are changing the world through art, work, and/or activism (especially those who see these as interconnected and inseparable).