We come to Alameda Sangha's weekly meetings intending to practice by meditating and hearing dharma talks, maybe participating in the following discussion. We can forget that an important aspect of practice is there in the form of the people of the sangha, and how we relate to them individually and collectively.
Buddha said that good spiritual friends were not just a part of the spiritual life, but the whole of it. Sangha is one of the vital 3 refuges from the suffering of samsara. When we engage consciously and supportively with the sangha, we're doing a wonderful practice called, "sangha building," which brings us many benefits.
Join us in an exploration of sangha -- our sangha -- and how we can work with it to the benefit of all beings. And bring along some spiritual friends.
Looking forward to seeing you all again,