What is Sangha?

A sangha is a community of friends practicing the dharma together in order to bring about and maintain awareness. It can be difficult to find time to practice on our own. With the collective strength of our community we can more easily support our practice and bring peace to our busy lives.

“When we sit together as a sangha, we enjoy the collective energy of mindfulness, and each of us allows the mindful energy of the sangha to penetrate us. Even if you don’t do anything, if you just stop thinking and allow yourself to absorb the collective energy of the sangha, it’s very healing. Don’t struggle, don’t try to do something, just allow yourself to be with the sangha. Allow yourself to rest, and the energy of the sangha will help you, will carry and support you. The sangha is there to make the training easy.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh