- n. The community of all followers of the Buddha; the ecclesia in which the devout take refuge; those who have "entered the stream" towards nirvana; as one of the three jewels of Buddhism.
- n. The Buddhist congregation including laypersons and "religious" (renunciate monks and nuns who have taken vows).
- Sanskrit संघ (saṃ-gha, "heap, multitude, crowd"). (Wiktionary)
“Moreover, the term sangha in this heinous crime refers specifically to the monastic community.”
“The modern Western usage of the term sangha for the members of a Dharma center or organization, as if it were an equivalent term for the congregation of a church, is a nontraditional use of the term.”
“Monica Sanford, whose “Buddhist in Nebraska” blog has drawn attention from the Buddhist blogosphere, writes that learning and practicing dharma in the absence of sangha is a tricky thing.”
“In Western circles, the word sangha has taken on the meaning of members of a Buddhist center.”
“A couple of small points -- my reference books say the word sangha means "crowd" or "group" in Sanskrit, making it a word that must have had multiple applications.”
“Monasteries were raided, hundreds of monks were arrested, and a new law was introduced placing the "sangha" -- the monastic orders -- under government regulation.”
“In the West, we’ve started to use the word sangha in a totally non-Buddhist way, to be the equivalent of a congregation of a church.”
“He then gathered a group of disciples, and formed what was known as a sangha or gana (old Vedic terms for tribal groupings in the region).”
“While I appreciated my "sangha," or community, I didn't get into Buddhism personally until I was 16.”
“It does not refer to "sangha" in the nontraditional usage of the term coined by Western Buddhists as an equivalent of the congregation of a Dharma center or organization.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘sangha’.
these came into effect from 2011
Words containing the letter sequence --ngh--.
This is a public list.
This is a mix of new words I've read studying for the GRE verbal and words I use normally. I also check back on these words if I don't use them often enough.
Sanskrit, Pāli. Not exhaustive; rather, personal reference.
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