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  ILW.COM - Sangha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sangha's father was a member of a political party opposed to the Bhindrawala Tiger Force (BTF), an organiza- tion dedicated to the creation of a separate Sikh homeland.
[2] Sangha had to establish, by evidence, four facts: (a) that he had been a victim of persecution; (b) that he held a politi- cal opinion; (c) that his political opinion was known to or imputed by the persecutors; and (d) his ensuing persecution had been or will be on account of this opinion.
Sangha testified that he himself was never a member of the Akali Dal party, "didn't know anything," but "supported his father" in his activities.
www.ilw.com /immigdaily/cases/2000,0720-Sangha.shtm   (3877 words)

 Sangha: The Ideal World  Community
All in all, it is the mission of the Sangha of monks to work for the prevailing of the three graded goals and the three phases of good, for the realization of the three levels of freedom and thus, ideally, for the establishment and perpetuation of the Noble Sangha of disciples.
The Sangha of monks paves the way through external peace to the inner peace of the final freedom and, once the Noble Sangha is established with this inner peace, a firm foundation has been laid on which the external social peace will rest securely and lastingly.
The monastic Sangha then functioned more and more as the centre for training the unenlightened members, and the energy of the leaders in the monastic Sangha had to be divided between the inside and outside of the monasteries, sometimes too much on the inside, to the neglect of mission for the benefit of the outside.
www.buddhanet.net /cmdsg/sangha.htm   (4381 words)

 Palyul: About the Sangha
The Sangha is the group of people who, having heard the teachings of the Buddha and touched by their power, have decided to dedicate their lives to attaining liberation.
Sangha is a sanskrit word which literally means "group." Early Tibetan translators translated the term as dge'dun.
This is because the Sangha, dedicated as they are to the liberation of all sentient beings and with their commitment to follow the path, help to form a bridge between the confusion of daily life and enlightenment.
www.palyul.org /eng_about_sangha.htm   (400 words)

Thus, in original Buddhism, the meaning of Sangha in the context of the Threefold Refuge is unarguably the Monastic Sangha.
This proves that the meaning of 'Sangha' in the context of the to-be-worshipped Triple Gem is that part of the monastic Sangha who have attained to a Stage of Enlightenment.
That the monastic Sangha is the flag of Buddhism refers to the appearance and lifestyle of the Buddhist monk or nun.
www.buddhistinformation.com /meaning_of_sangha.htm   (1226 words)

 Sangha v. I.N.S. (9th Cir. 1997).
Sangha must next establish that in 1991-92 he had a political opinion.
Sangha argues, but without proof, that the BTF imputed to him his father's Akali Dal party views.
Sangha must next show by direct or circumstantial evidence that his persecution occurred "on account of " his political beliefs.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/refugee/Sangha_v_INS.html   (3039 words)

 Buddhist Sangha Council
Sangha Council representatives attend the major functions and observances of its member groups, working untiringly to increase the communication and interaction with Buddhist groups in Southern California and has developed cordial relations with Buddhist groups in other areas of the country.
In addition, the Sangha Council is the major contact for the media regarding Buddhism, and Sangha Council members have appeared on an increasing number of television programs in the form of special features, interviews, news reports and moments of inspiration.
Sangha Council members met with His Holiness Pope John Paul II at the Japanese Cultural Center in September 1987, along with leaders in the three other major non-Christian religious traditions of Judaism, Hinduism and Islam.
www.urbandharma.org /ratana/ratana2/sanghacouncil.html   (1339 words)

 Sangha presented in Spiritual section
Sangha -Sanskrit - is a very common term in Buddhist culture that means the monastic order and/or the community in the Buddhist religion.
In many dictionaries or encyclopedias the definition of the Sangha is: The total community of bhikkus, or Buddhist monks, in the broadest and most abstract sense; the sangha is composed of all Buddhist sects and residential communities and is the traditional Buddhist elite.
Undoubtedly, the establishment of the Sangha attributed to Lord Buddha Sidarta Gaudama, at the 5th century BCE.
www.newsfinder.org /site/more/sangha   (687 words)

 The Practice of Sangha
Although he had his little sangha near him in Vietnam, the environment was very distracting, and he saw that if he stayed too long without the larger sangha, he would be swept away by that environment, by his forgetfulness—not only his own forgetfulness, but the forgetfulness of everybody around him.
Every member of the sangha has his or her weaknesses and strengths, and you have to recognize them in order to make good use of the positive elements for the sake of the whole sangha.
The sangha is devoted to the practice of mindfulness, concentration and insight, and while everyone in the sangha profits from his or her own mindfulness, they can also take refuge in the collective energy of mindfulness, concentration and insight of the sangha.
www.thebuddhadharma.com /issues/2002/winter/winter-sangha.html   (6134 words)

 Dharma Talk: Sangha Means Community
I think that sangha and collaboration is the yoga, the path, of the coming decade, maybe the coming centuries.
Maybe a council of sangha beings, not just a new authority figure or patriarchal boss for another 2500 years who we can all look up to but can never quite be like.
The sangha jewel as a refuge can really help round off our rough edges, these points that are sticking out in all directions like some kind of uneven and jaggedly broken piece of ore from the goldmine.
www.dzogchen.org /teachings/talks/dtalk-94dec12.html   (2331 words)

 Dhamma Web | Sangha |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Buddha is the teacher, the Dhamma is the teaching and the Sangha is the community of those who have realized the teaching and embody it in their lives.
In principle, the word Sangha includes bhikkhunis - that is, fully ordained nuns - but in Theravada countries the full ordination lineage for women has become defunct, though there continue to exist independent orders of nuns.
The main task of a bhikkhu is to cultivate himself along the path laid down by the Buddha, the path of moral discipline, concentration, and wisdom.
www.beyondthenet.net /sangha/sng_body.htm   (297 words)

 Objectives of Sri Krishna Sangha
Establish a central library at the registered office of the Sangha and a chain of libraries and schools for philosophical and cultural education, study centers for Vedic literature and the literature of all religions.
Any one may become member of the Sangha provided he or she agrees to the objectives of the Sangha and is recommended by any one of the existing members.
The motto of the Sangha is that every home is a unit of the Sangha and hence each member is requested to organize such evening Puja at their homes individually to join in spirit with the timings of the Sangha or at least once a week.
www.srikrishna-sangha.org /obj.htm   (1490 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Pali word "sangha" literally means "group" or "congregation," but when it is used in the suttas, the word usually refers to one of two very specific kinds of groups: either the community of Buddhist monastics (bhikkhus and bhikkhunis), or the community of people who have attained at least the first stage of Awakening.
In taking refuge in the Sangha, we set our inner sights on the ideal community of Noble Ones (ariya-sangha) — those monks, nuns, laywomen, and laymen who, throughout history, have by their own diligent efforts successfully carried out the Buddha's instructions and gained at least a glimpse of the supreme happiness of nibbana.
One indication of the seriousness with which the Buddha regarded abortion is found in the Vinaya, the collection of texts that define the conduct and duties of Buddhist monastics.
www.accesstoinsight.org /bfaq.html   (9904 words)

 Sangha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In a stricter sense, sangha can mean the assembly of all beings possessing some high degree of realization, referred to as the arya-sangha or noble sangha.
The Sangha: "The Sangha of the Blessed One's disciples (Savakas) is:
The sangha of monks and the sangha of nuns were originally established by Gautama Buddha in the 5th century BCE, with the goal preserving the teachings, reinforcing discipline, and serving as an example for the laity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sangha   (1469 words)

 Vajra Sangha Members
Their realization established that enlightened knowledge can be transmitted from one person to another, as a flame can pass from one candle to the next, illuminating each according to his potential.
The Sangha is the natural expression of enlightened understanding, mirroring the interconnectedness of all forms of existence.
The Sangha is the community that continues the Buddha's presence in the world, upholding the model of mindful action and a harmonious way of life.
www.turtlehill.org /sibs.html   (755 words)

"Among whatever communities or groups there may be, the Sangha of the Tathagata's disciples is considered supreme — i.e., the four types [of noble disciples] when taken as pairs, the eight when taken as persons.
And when the mind is headed straight, the disciple of the noble ones gains a sense of the goal, gains a sense of the Dhamma, gains joy connected with the Dhamma.
Refuge: An Introduction to the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
www.accesstoinsight.org /ptf/sangha.html   (974 words)

 Q-Sangha - Interfaith Buddhist Spirituality | www.qsangha.org
Q Sangha is a community that practices Buddhism in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Sangha is the Buddhist term of spiritual community.
Anyone who regularly attends Q Sangha is welcome to join the Caretaking Council, a behind-the-scenes group that meets about once a month to discuss how Q Sangha can better meet participants' needs.
www.mccsf.org /qsangha   (342 words)

 Sangha - Documentary Photos by Friedrich Reg
The preservation of the teachings was to become the responsibility of the Buddhist community, the Sangha - Sangha means literally "community" in Sanskrit.
In a narrow sense the Sangha was comprised simply of monks and nuns (Pali: bhikkhu and bhikkhuni) and the novitiates (Pali: samanero and samaneri).
In a broader sense, however, it also included all beings who had achieved an insight into the nature of the conditioned and dependent nature of all appearances and who were on the way to release themselves from all worldly desires.
www.buddhanet.net /sangha.htm   (243 words)

 Sangha Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Sangha Emblem program aims to do this by leading the boy: 1) to attain understanding and faith in the Buddha, 2) to learn the Teachings, and 3) to practice the harmonious Buddhist way of life, in the spirit of universal brotherhood of all living things.
The Sangha Emblem is a medal consisting of a pendant, ribbon and a bar.
The Boy Scouts of America has authorized the Sangha Emblem to be worn on the Official Uniform over the left breast pocket, to the left of the Eagle Badge, or when the Eagle Badge is not worn, centered above the flap of the left breast pocket.
www.eagnet.com /edipage/areaserv/nbcs/prod02.htm   (415 words)

 Sangha-Service.com - American Sangha Practice
Heartland Sangha is a group of American Buddhists who practice a non-dualistic, pan-sectarian Buddhism drawn from the original teachings of Gautama Buddha, Jodo Shinshu, Zen Buddhism and engaged Buddhism.
The Heartland Sangha was founded in 1989 and is affiliated with the American Buddhist Association.
The Heartland Sangha is dedicated to studying and sharing the teachings of non-dualistic Buddhism as the practice is evolving in America:
www.sangha-service.com   (772 words)

Kondanna asked the Buddha for ordination and was admitted as a Bhikkhu, becoming the first member of the Sangha, or the Buddhist Order of monks.
Obviously, it is the purpose of the Buddha, in his conduct for the well-being of the world, to teach all people to progress along these lines of development to become Sotápanna, Sakadagami, Anagami and Arahants.
The monastic Sangha then functioned more and more as the center for training the unenlightened members, and the energy of the leaders in the monastic Sangha had to be divided between the inside and outside of the monasteries, sometimes too much on the inside, to the neglect of mission for the benefit of the outside.
www.buddhistinformation.com /sangha1.htm   (4318 words)

 Shambhala Sun - White Plums and Lizard Tails: The story of Maezumi Roshi and his American Lineage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The White Plum sangha is comprised of the 12 direct lineage holders of Maezumi Roshi, and all of four generations of their heirs.
But just when the sangha seemed to be riding smoothly, their teacher let go.
She also introduced a lineage of women to the sangha by researching great female masters of the past, like the first Buddhist nun, Mahaprajapati Gotami Mahatheri, and including their names in the chants.
www.shambhalasun.com /Archives/Features/2004/March/whiteplums.htm   (3986 words)

 Earth Sangha Home Page
The Earth Sangha is a Buddhist environmental nonprofit.
To learn more about the Earth Sangha, you can look at the connections between Buddhism and the environment, browse our library (which includes issues of our newsletter and our 2004 Annual Report), or look at our Sangha News.
The Earth Sangha was selected as one of Greater Washington's best small charities by the 2005-06 Catalogue for Philanthropy.
www.earthsangha.org   (258 words)

 Precious Sangha of Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche
The understanding of the meaning of the word Sangha depends on the level of the point of view and realization of the disciple of the guru or teacher.
The attribute of Precious to the word Sangha, explicitly identifies those Buddhist practioners who have taken the vows and have set out upon the Path under the guidance of a fully qualified teacher with the intention of attaining enlightenment not only for their own benefit but also for the benefit of all sentient beings.
As members of Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche's sangha, we are the recipients of the timeless blessings of his transmissions of the Dudjom Tesar and Northern Treasure dharma teachings.
www.saraswatibhawan.org /sangha.htm   (454 words)

 Creating Sangha
Buddhist community - a Sangha - is not something one is merely born into or chooses to join, but something one is challenged to create.
In accordance with the central Buddhist doctrine of "conditionality," the concept of Sangha and the role of the monastic in Buddhist societies arose in dependence upon the socio-economic conditions of former times.
The question of survival depends essentially on the structure of the Sangha; for the Sangha is the communal expression of the Buddhist experience that needs to be rooted in the soil of society as a whole.
www.stephenbatchelor.org /creating.html   (2243 words)

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