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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Sangha
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 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.
Within Chinese society, as an example, members of the Sangha are expected to renounce family connections and accept the Sangha as their family.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Sangha   (1455 words)

 Ethnologue report for Congo
Sangha Region, on and near Sangha River, southeast of Ouesso, as far as Pikounda area and southwest of Ouesso, Liouesso area.
Bouenza Region; Nkayi, Madingou, Mfouati, and Boko-Songho districts.
Sangha Region, north of Ouesso, on borders with Cameroon and Central African Republic.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=CG   (1537 words)

 UNICEF - Thailand - Real lives
Buddhist temples are one of the pillars of rural communities in the Mekong sub region, acting as a social hub, spiritual center and sanctuary for the destitute.
Sangha Metta runs education programmes for monks, nuns and novices to help combat the stigma, superstition and misinformation attached to HIV/AIDS and to help families and children affected by the disease.
Sangha Metta-trained monks and nuns use their training and experience to help community leaders assess and plan for the impacts of HIV/AIDS and organize a range of awareness-raising activities.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/Thailand_1027.html   (588 words)

 Sangha Region Map: Bambio — Nola | Central African Republic Google Satellite Maps
Browse the list of administrative regions below and follow the navigation through secondary administrative regions to find populated place you are interested in.
Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.
You are in Sangha (Central African Republic), administrative region of level 1.
www.maplandia.com /central-african-republic/sangha   (599 words)

Sunrise Sangha is an eclectic group of meditators mostly from a zen or vipassana background, but now interested in and open to all approaches.
The Sangha has three trailers that function as meditation kutis and guest quarters, a building that currently houses the meditation hall, kitchen, living room, and bedroom, and the original chapel.
She is the guiding teacher of many Sanghas across the United States, and has served as the Dharma teacher of the Buddhist Fellowship at Phillips Exeter Academy for eleven years.
www.cs.unm.edu /~richards/sangha/eletter/2002-may.html   (3772 words)

 Ethnologue: Congo
BONJO [BOK] Likouala Region, on and near Oubangui, Motaba, and Ibenga rivers, Dongou and Impfondo districts.
NCHINCHEGE [NCQ] Plateaux Region, Lekana District, between the Leketi River and the Gabon border.
Lekoumou Region, in arc to west, south and east of Mbama, east and northeast from Mossendjo.
www.christusrex.org /www1/pater/ethno/Cong.html   (2103 words)

 Northern Congo & the Sangha Tri-National Park: Environment - The Woods Hole Research Center
The region of Northern Congo and the Sangha Tri-National Park is a mosaic of terra firma and swamp tropical rain forests.
This region is known for its wilderness and high concentration of large mammals, such as forest elephant, lowland gorilla, chimpanzee, and many other IUCN Red List of threaten species.
Although some speculate that this is a relic of past agricultural activities in the region, there is a lack of concrete evidence to support this claim.
www.whrc.org /Africa/INFORMS/study_sites/NdokiEnvironment.htm   (542 words)

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Sangha region : The Sangha agglomeration consists of 13 villages.
Some like Diamini-Na and Sangui are set back from the cliff on the plateau and others like Bongo and Gogoli stretch out up to the edge of the escarpment.
The village of Sangha itself is divided in two parts separated by the "field of the Hogon" : Ogol-Da and Ogol-Ley.
www.dogon-lobi.ch /0002.htm   (284 words)

 Northern Congo & the Sangha Tri-National Park: Land Use - The Woods Hole Research Center
However, since the Sangha River region is among the last colonized regions of Africa, the scale and the locations of these exploitations were limited.
As a result of international conservation efforts, a complex of trans-boundary protected areas were established in the early 1990s, including the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park and Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve in the Central African Republic (1990), the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo (1993), and Lake Lobeké National Park in Cameroon (2001).
Although the nature of timber harvest in the region is selective (high-grading vs. complete forest clearing), its negative impacts are still alarming.
www.whrc.org /africa/INFORMS/study_sites/NdokiLanduse.htm   (809 words)

 Protected Areas Programme -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It overlooks the village of Banani at the base of the escarpment, 44km north-east of Bandiagara Town and 107km east of Mopti, in the fifth administrative and economic region of Mopti.
The village of Sangha is celebrated for its triennial circumcision ceremonies and its rock carvings.
The Sangha flora communities represent an interface between different phytogeographic regions (Sudano-Sahelian and Sahelian) and consist of relict ravine vegetation (ancient humid flora) in an otherwise arid Sahelian climate (see report by Jaeger and Winkoun, 1962).
www.unep-wcmc.org /protected_areas/data/wh/bandiaga.html   (1969 words)

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Geographical Location The village of Sangha (Sanga or Songo), on the crest of the Bandiagara escarpment, lies at the centre of the sanctuary.
Cultural Heritage The region is one of the main centres for the Dogon culture, rich in ancient traditions and rituals, art culture and folklore.
There are 130,490 Dogon inhabitants in the village of Sangha and vicinity, representing a significant proportion of the estimated 701,460 Dogons in Mali (Pern, 1985; Diakite, 1988).
www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de /b-online/afrika/wcmc/falaise.htm   (1968 words)

 TEMPLE OF ZOROASTER   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Having received a vision from Ahura Mazda, the Wise Lord, who appointed him to preach the truth, Zoroaster apparently was opposed in his teachings by the civil and religious authorities in the area in which he preached.
It is not clear whether these authorities were from his native region or from Chorasmia prior to the conversion of Vishtaspa.
Confident in the truth revealed to him by Ahura Mazda, Zoroaster apparently did not try to overthrow belief in the older Iranian religion, which was polytheistic; he did, however, place Ahura Mazda at the centre of a kingdom of justice that promised immortality and bliss.
sangha.net /messengers/zoroaster.htm   (2905 words)

 Untitled Document
The Sangha River forms the international boundary between Cameroon and its neighbors Congo and the Central African Republic (Map 1).
Diamond extraction in the Sangha region actually began in the colonial period prior to independence (the “Compagnie Miniére de l’Oubangi Oriental” was prospecting and exploiting as early as 1935—see Giles-Vernick 1996 for further details).
Equally important is the support of national government leaders for regional conservation initiatives such as the Sangha River Trinational project, as demonstrated by the signing of the Yaoundé Declaration in March 1999.
www.worldwildlife.org /bsp/publications/africa/125/189/chap2.htm   (3002 words)

 News: Congo, Congo: Isolated Sangha region falls off the map
About a decade ago, the Pikounda region along the Sangha River, a tributary of the Congo River, was visited regularly by shuttles chartered by Agence Transcongolaise des Communications (ATC), a parastatal transport company.
This has hampered initiatives to curb the spread of the pandemic, and although the HIV prevalence rate for the region is estimated at 3.9 percent, experts fear it could climb.
But with no antiretroviral treatment available in Sangha, it would be pointless for people to know their status, he added.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/HVAN-6U4NY8?OpenDocument   (529 words)

When I noticed Marcia Rose, of the Taos Mountain Sangha, announced a September 11th sit, as a memorial observance, I was inspired to provide a meditation sit for my local sangha as well.
Or, if you find yourself unable to sit with a sangha that day, then perhaps you might find any moment that day to sit in silence and communion with the idea of world peace, which of course begins with each and everyone of us.
Sunrise Sangha is an eclectic sangha open to all Vipassana, Zen, Theravadan, Advaita, etc. After sitting we meet at the Duck & Decanter for coffee.
www.cs.unm.edu /~richards/sangha/eletter/2002-sep.html   (3389 words)

 Art of the Kwele on Tribalarts.com
This is an extremely remote region, as far from Brazzaville as it is from Libreville.
The region where they live lies just 100 miles north of the equator and straddles the contemporary borders of Gabon, Congo, and Cameroon.
Between 1965 and 1975, I had occasion to carry out research among the western Kwele in the Mékambo-Madjingo region (Djaddié valley) as part of a project I was doing in Gabon for ORSTOM and the Musée des Arts et Traditions in Libreville.
www.tribalarts.com /feature/kwele/index.html   (840 words)

 Going Forth - The Benefits of Rabjung
Originally, of course, the central land was considered to be the region near Bodhgaya and places, such as Kashmir and Tibet, were the outlying places.
So by taking ordination from a proper teacher, for example the Dalai Lama, and living purely as a member of the Sangha, there is great hope, indeed, of our becoming one of the direct followers of Maitreya when he turns the wheel of Dharma in our world, in fulfilment of that promise.
All Buddhists in this lifetime, lay people as well as Sangha, are, as it were, indirect followers of Shakyamuni Buddha because we are unable to meet him face to face.
www.fpmt.org /imi/sangha/1999/going_forth.htm   (1911 words)

 Online edition of Daily News - Features   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Sangha Sabha consists of 35 Bhikkhus from 18 Buddhist temples and societies in Malaysia and Singapore.
These venerable theras have achieved great success in their Dhammadutta mission in this region and truly contributed to the rebirth of Buddhism in the region after a lapse of almost a thousand years.
The number of Si Lankan bhikkhus who came to the region in the last century was small and most of the success achieved by these theras was in an individual capacity.
www.dailynews.lk /2001/10/31/fea11.html   (595 words)

 Pemako Project: The Pemako Region
Die Region war sowohl nach der Invasion Tibets durch die Chinesen als auch während interner politischer Kriege vor dem Jahr 1959 ein Zufluchtsort für die Tibeter.
Die Pemakö-Gegend war immer ein Bollwerk für die Weiße Sangha und die uralten Meditationsübungen der Inneren Tantras, deren Überlieferung sie hält.
Diese Region hält wahrhaftig unzählige Schätze bereit - auf äußeren, inneren und geheimen Ebenen.
www.pemakoproject.org /de/the_region.html   (251 words)

 Sangha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sangha is a word in Pali or Sanskrit that can be translated roughly as "association" or "assembly".
In Theravada suttas, it is clearly recorded that the Buddha's uncle—who was a lay follower—reached enlightenment by hearing the Buddha's discourse.
"Duties of the Sangha" by Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sangha   (1460 words)

 Sangha Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sangha is a region of the Republic of the Congo in the northern part of the country.
It borders the regions of Cuvette, Cuvette-Ouest, and Likouala, and internationally, Cameroon, Gabon and the Central African Republic.
Categories: Regions of the Republic of the Congo
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sangha_Region   (104 words)

 Buddhism, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Resource Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Society promotes the growth and cooperation of its member groups, encourages the study of Buddist teachings, and upholds the Buddhist principles of freeing all beings from suffering through developing charity, compassion, awareness, and wisdom.
The Pittsburgh Community of Mindful Living is one of hundreds of communities worldwide that practices mindfulness as taught by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.* The Pittsburgh sangha, or community, has been in existence since 1991 and meets weekly to practice mindful sitting and walking meditation together.
Three Rivers Dharma Center is committed to providing the Pittsburgh region with access to the timeless, practical teachings of the Buddha.
www.carnegielibrary.org /subject/religion/buddhism.html   (497 words)

 Sangha River Network - Introduction
The Sangha River Network (SRN) is an interdisciplinary network of scientists and conservation professionals interested in the Sangha River region of central Africa.
Based at Yale University, USA and the McGill School of Environment at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, the SRN was established in 1997 to create innovative research initiatives among academic specialists in this ecologically and culturally rich region.
Sangha River Network · Yale University · Council on African Studies
www.yale.edu /sangha   (166 words)

 The Reiki Foundation
Along with appropriate basic studies in Reiki, students are guided upon the path of Buddhist teachings as they apply to the nature of spiritual life and practice.
Study of karma, rebirth, morality, spiritual responsibility, the Three Secrets, the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha; along with personal practice modes will be established.
Later, upon seeking out a path of Mastery (if one is called to such a path), and making appropriate commitments, detailed training in Shingon Mikkyo practice will commence under the guidance of a qualified Sensei and/or Ajari.
www.asunam.com /reiki_foundation.htm   (665 words)

 Plum Village Home Page Template   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sangha Directory maintained by Community of Mindful Living.
Sanghas are listed by region, then alphabetically by country or state.
For corrections or updates, please identify the Sangha name and the information that needs changing; it is not necessary to resend all information
www.plumvillage.org /general/SanghaInfo.htm   (63 words)

 NATURE. Deep Jungle: The Beast Within. Tracking Gorillas | PBS
Lowland gorillas are hard to approach and live in thick, brushy forests that make it difficult for researchers to follow the animals.
Working under the auspices of the World Wildlife Fund, Cipolletta went to the Dzanga-Sangha region to learn more about western lowland gorillas.
Her work is part of a larger effort to protect the region, where conservation groups and the government have established a 1,250-square-mile system of protected lands.
www.pbs.org /wnet/nature/deepjungle/episode3_gorillas.html   (591 words)

 Earth Sangha News
Earth Sangha is looking for six volunteers to form its Field Site Management Corps.
The aim of this critical new task force will be to monitor and help maintain Earth Sangha plantings in various park sites throughout the region.
Other responsibilities will include making regular site visits to identify problems such as flooding, drought, vandalism, deer browsing, and errant mowing, as well as removing debris such as old tree tubes and support stakes that may no longer be necessary.
www.earthsangha.org /news   (804 words)

 CONGO - Human Rights Education for Pygmies Under Way in Sangha Region - NAM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brazzaville - A four-day human rights seminar and cultural festival for indigenous populations began on Tuesday in the town of Ouesso, in the Sangha Region of northern Republic of Congo.
Also on the programme of activities is a Bantu versus pygmy football match, a skit on the rights of minorities, cultural festivities and a communal meal.
In the coming weeks, ADHUC plans to conduct similar efforts in the towns of Impfondo in Likouala Region, Djambala in Plateaux Region, and Sibiti in Lekoumou Region.
news.ncmonline.com /news/view_article.html?article_id=73f7c67188c71464542c6299dfa7971a   (368 words)

 Ebola-Hit Congo Town Quarantined
Nothing goes in or out of the locality anymore, and the government will bring food for the population from tomorrow," said Adamou Yada, WHO's representative in Congo.
The latest outbreak of the viral infection has already killed 9 people since the end of April 2005 in the forested northwestern Cuvette-Ouest region, where nearly 150 people died from Ebola haemorrhagic fever in 2003.
In the Sangha region bordering Cuvette-Ouest, local authorities urged people to report anyone seen selling or transporting meat from primates.
www.rense.com /general65/quar.htm   (586 words)

 Sangha River Network - Text Conferences
This conference was held at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA 25-28 September 1997 and brought together a wide array of professionals involved with conservation and resource use in the Trinational Sangha River Region.
Formal presentations concerning the region’s history, knowledge forms, conservation approaches, and policies were given.
The overwhelming response from the participants at the meeting suggested that face-to-face gatherings of this type were essential for long-term collaboration regarding the region.
www.umich.edu /~infosrn/SRN_TEXT/cnf_text/97conf_yale_txt.html   (503 words)

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