Sangha is a word rooted in Buddhism referring to a community of people devoted to spiritual exploration, traditionally made up of ordained monks or nuns. In recent years, however, the term has expanded to include a broader population of spiritual seekers.
“Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist, has described sangha as a ‘beloved community’. Whether the sangha is a family or larger community, it includes people who are engaged in serving and bringing joy to one another, and who inspire each other to contribute. Hanh stresses the contribution of every individual to the community, and of the community to the greater world.” -Ananda Yogic Encyclopedia
These gatherings are open to anyone seeking quiet retreat during the week as a place to regroup and settle down, to give focused attention to self study while opening to something bigger than the Self, and for sharing space with friends and neighbors to strengthen connection to ourselves and our community.
Due to personal schedule changes, our weekly sangha and monthly women’s gatherings have been postponed until fighter notice.
Check around MDI for lots of other wonderful opportunities!