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The Importance of Sangha Part 5 of 5 – Sangha As Service

Part 5 of the Importance of Sangha (see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4): There are many, many more benefits of Sangha I could go into, but I’ll end this series of posts with how Sangha can become a practice of generosity and service to others. Let’s say you’ve been part of a Sangha for many years and your Zen or Buddhist practice is strong. You have a pretty good understanding of the Dharma, you can see your Dharma friends outside of Sangha events, and you’ve experienced a fair amount of...

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The Importance of Sangha Part 4

Some sangha relationships can be very difficult and challenging over the years, but exactly those relationships present the greatest opportunity for growth. We learn and change as a result of our friction with one another - like potatoes cleaning one another in a sink full of water, or rocks being polished in a tumbler. In our most uncomfortable relationships, we may also have the chance to recognize and resolve lifelong negative karma.

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The Importance of Sangha Part 3

Continuing with the importance of Sangha: It's very precious to form Dharma friendships! These can last a lifetime. At the same time, social interactions aren't always easy. Sangha also presents us with an opportunity to work through our social issues because we all commit to taking responsibility for ourselves, stop blaming others, and examine our reactions.

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Events for week of November 18, 2019

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Annual Member’s Meeting

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CANCELLED – Tuesday Evening Practice

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Just Sitting

November 23 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Term Student Closing Retreat

November 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

November 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Dharma Talk with Domyo

November 24 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

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