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Sangha (IPA: [sɐnɡʱɐ]) is a Sanskrit word used in many Indian languages, including Pali which means "association", "assembly", "company" or "community"; In these languages, sangha is frequently used as a surname. In a political context, it was historically used to denote a governing assembly in a republic or a kingdom, and for a long time, it has been used by religious associations, including Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs. Given this history, some Buddhists have stated that the tradition of the sangha represents humanity's oldest surviving democratic institution.

In Buddhism, sangha refers to the monastic communities of bhikkhu (monks) and bhikkhuni (nuns). These communities are traditionally referred to as the bhikkhu-sangha or the bhikkhuni-sangha. As a separate category, those Buddhists who have attained any of the four stages of enlightenment, whether or not they are members of the monastic community, are referred to as the āryasaṅgha ("noble Sangha").

According to the Theravada school and Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, the term sangha does not refer to the community of sāvakas (lay followers) nor does it refer to the community of Buddhists as a whole.

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Ten Vows, Ten Practices, and Ten Cakes

Discrimination, Nirvana, Practice Period, Blue Cliff Record, Letting Go, Right Effort...
Mar 07 2020
No Abode Hermitage

Zen Meditation as the Bodhisattva Precepts

Bodhisattva, Karmic Consciousness, Generosity, Precepts, zen meditation, Bodhisattva...
Oct 11 2014
No Abode Hermitage

The Virtue of the Bodhisattva's Delayed Gratification 

Birth-and-Death, Sangha, New Year, Faith, Buddha Ancestors, Bowing, difficulty,...
Dec 15 2012
No Abode Hermitage

Bodhisattva Precepts Guided by the Teaching of Mind Only 

Bodhisattva Precepts Guided by the Teaching of Mind Only AM
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode 10/6/2012

Karmic Consciousness, Bodhisattva Precepts, Sangha, Rinzai, Enthusiasm, Duality,...
Oct 06 2012
No Abode Hermitage

On the Eve of Going for Refuge in the Triple Treasure 

Confession-and-Repentance, Commitment, Repentance, Nirvana, Separation, Complete...
Apr 17 2010
No Abode Hermitage

On the Eve of Going for Refuge in the Triple Treasure 

Bodhisattva Precepts, Triple Treasure, Evil, Commitment, Mahayana, Sangha, War, Soto...
Apr 17 2010
No Abode Hermitage

The Ultimate Transcends All Argumentation

Samdhinirmochana Mahayana Sutra Chapter 2

Samdhinormonchana Sutra (Part V),
Chapter Two, Afternoon Dharma Talk
Saturday May 23, 2009, P.M.
No Abode

Non-violence, Lotus Sutra, Doubt, Faith, Mahayana, Soto Zen, Sangha, soto, Bell,...
May 23 2009
No Abode Hermitage

The Practice That Fills and Is Filled by the Entire Universe and the Bodhisattva Precept of Not Killing 

Bodhisattva Precepts, Birth-and-Death, Sangha, Observe
Nov 22 2008
No Abode Hermitage

Buddha Sitting as Us; Us Sitting as Buddha 

Funeral, Mindfulness, confusion, Birth-and-Death, Buddha Mind, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
Oct 18 2008
No Abode Hermitage

Embodying the Lotus Sutra 

Lotus Sutra, true dharma, Triple Treasure, Buddha Nature, Bowing, Separation, Sangha...
Mar 20 2008
The Yoga Room


Triple Treasure, Lay, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Sangha, Priest, Buddha...
Oct 20 2007
No Abode Hermitage

The Light of Buddha's Wisdom - Precepts of Compassion

Buddha sheds the light of wisdom on the true nature of suffering, liberation, and the human mind, on the teachings of compassion, moral causation, and the whole phenomenal universe. This retreat...

Right Speech, cognitive process, Observe, Triple Treasure, Sangha, Daily Life, Evil,...
May 05 2007
Part 3
Mount Madonna Center

Tassajara Class

War, Separation, Sangha, Impermanence, Mahayana
Nov 17 1995