Empty Circle

The Importance of Sangha by Jerry Ashmore

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The Empty Circle Zen Group is a functional Buddhist Sangha. But, what is the function and purpose of a Sangha? A Sangha is any group of people who gather together on a regular basis to practice the Dharma. To be a member of a Sangha one is not required to have taken the 5 Precepts and formally become a Buddhist. The only requirement is that one is required to practice meditation with the group. In fact, in most of the Buddhist Sangha’s that I have practiced with were composed of…read more