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Have you been to one of our retreats? Interested in coming to one in the near future? Join the Samadhi Sangha!

What is a Sangha?

A sangha is a community of friends practicing the dharma together in order to bring about and to maintain awareness. The essence of a sangha is awareness, understanding, acceptance, harmony and love.  When you find these elements present in a community, you know that you have the happiness and fortune of being in a real sangha. The sangha is a part—together with the Buddha and the dharma (teaching)—of the Threefold Refuge, a basic creed of Buddhism. 

About the Sangha, Thich Nhat Than, the renowned Buddhist monk, peace activist and founder of Plum Village Tradition says;

Without being in a sangha, without being supported by a group of friends who are motivated by the same ideal and practice, we cannot go far. If we do not have a supportive sangha, we may not be getting the kind of support we need for our practice. Sometimes we call it “beginner’s mind.” The mind of a beginner is always very beautiful, very strong. In a good and healthy sangha, there is encouragement for our beginner’s mind. So the sangha is the soil and we are the seed. No matter how beautiful, how vigorous our seed is, if the soil does not provide us with vitality, our seed will die.

 

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