Sangha

Sangha (Pali: सङ्घ saṅgha; Sanskrit: संघ saṃgha; Chinese: 僧伽; pinyin: Sēngjiā[1]; Tibetan: དགེ་འདུན་ dge ‘dun[2]) is a word in Pali and Sanskrit meaning “association”, “assembly,” “company” or “community” and most commonly refers in Buddhism to the monastic community of ordained Buddhist monks or nuns.

The term “Sangha” has become more widely used to denote the fellowship of people actively engaged in pursuing the insightful, meditative path offered by the Buddha’s teachings.

The Totnes Meditation Group use the term “Sangha” to describe the community of people who come to our group. We regularly have a dozen or more attendees, made up of long term members and new faces (who are always very welcome). Many of us have become friends outside the group.

The members of the group organise occasional social events (such as walks).

At least once a year we hold a group retreat day, with opportunities for both shared meditation time and socialising.

Occasionally, when we have no teacher scheduled for a Thursday night, we will have a “Sangha led” evening – with prepared discussions, listening to recorded talks, sharing of inspirational dharma quotations  etc.

Please join us!