“Sangha” means a community of people who are on the same path. The Sangha is a support and a refuge. It is one of the Three Jewels of Buddhism, along with the Buddha, both the historical teacher and our own enlightened heart-mind, and the Dharma, which are the teachings of the Buddha.
Our primary form of meditation is shamatha vipashyana, mindfulness and insight meditation. Each meditation session typically begins with one 20 minute meditation, sometimes guided by our teacher, followed by a dharma talk, and concluding with a 10 minute silent meditation. We are a dynamic group, seeking to know ourselves better through this study, so during the teaching, questions and discussion are encouraged.
We base our study on the teachings of the Buddha, as interpreted by many great people, such as His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hahn, Pema Chodron, and Ajahn Chah.
We welcome everyone to participate – you do not have to be or become a Buddhist to benefit from this practice. You can incorporate the teachings and philosophy into your own personal beliefs, whatever they may be.