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“Sangha” found in 7 documents
Uttaratantra: The Three Jewels of Refuge
Question about Method and Wisdom Could Your Holiness explain a little bit more about method and wisdom? When we speak of method and wisdom in Buddhism, method is referring primarily to the various actions and practices that will act as a cause for being able to generate a Form...
Commentary on “Uttaratanta” – The Dalai Lama
Dealing with Our Problems
Letting Down the Walls toward Learning As we discussed yesterday, what we try to do is to feel open to being of help to others – relating to others directly with the walls down. The walls need to be down not only toward people, but also toward learning things. It’s a similar...
Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth
Uttaratantra: The Sangha Gem
The Sangha Gem We were speaking about the seven diamond-strong points, which are first outlined in chapter one. We’ve covered the Buddha Gem and the Dharma Gem, and now we are up to the Sangha Gem. The Sangha Gem here is referring to the arya bodhisattvas specifically, and...
Commentary on "Uttaratantra" – Dr. Berzin
Elaboration of Bodhisattva Vows 4 to 10
We’ve been speaking about the bodhisattva vows and we have taken a look at their role on the Buddhist path. We’ve seen that in order to take them, we need to have developed ourselves already along the Buddhist way through the various stages of the lam-rim, the graded stages...
Explanation of Bodhichitta Actions for Training & Vows
The Meaning of Sangha
Defining the Sangha and the Sangha Gem The word “Sangha” is a Sanskrit word that means, literally, a community that joins and lives together. In this sense, I sometimes use the term “network” for it, because all these various people or things that are joined together interact...
Guidelines for Building a Buddhist Community
Sangha in the West In the West, the word “sangha” is used for members of a Dharma center or group of centers, almost like an equivalent for the members of a church, the “congregation” as it is called in English. This is not at all a traditional usage of the word “sangha” –...
Transmission of Buddhism
The Qualities of the Arya Sangha
Introduction and Source When taking safe direction (refuge): The deepest Sangha Gem (don-dam-pa’i dge-‘dun dkon-mchog, ultimate Sangha Gem) – the true stoppings and true pathway minds on the mental continuum of a highly realized being (‘phags-pa, Skt arya). Such beings have...