The term Sanghacomes from Sanskrit and in Buddhist terminology means “assembly, crowd or community”.
The Sangha is one of the three pillars of the inner path, along with Buddha (teacher) and Dharma (teaching). It is a spiritual principle that can open up in the consciousness of a person of the inner path.
It is about the community of discerners: people come together to dedicate themselves to self-enquiry, to study and share their process, to support each other on their path.
Freedom beyond any experience of freedom. I am Life Itself.
This type of community is open to any interested party and does not impose any conditions on a particular form of external commitment. It serves as an embedding in a human togetherness and as a point of friction to deepen one’s own seeing and researching.
“Sangha, community, represents a spiritual fabric, a network, which is the female aspect of the soul. Community is the rediscovery of the female soul. The female soul is the force within you that connects everything, that interlinks everything and that ultimately makes you realize that everything is connected. And it is precisely this feminine aspect that is especially important for us in the Western world”.
OM C. Parkin
“Alone in community” is the koan that needs to be explored and experienced. What does it mean for me to be alone AND connected? Which obstacles arise in me? And how can a union of these two essential aspects happen in me? Being in a Sangha supports me in this exploration.