Sangha facts for kids
In Buddhism, the word sangha means "assembly" or "community." For Buddhists, there are two sanghas that are very important:
In Buddhism, there are three things that a Buddhist shows the greatest respect: the Buddha, the Dharma (the Buddha's teaching), and the Sangha (the Buddha's community). So, for instance, when the sangha is talked about in very old Buddhist books, the following words are often used:
- "The Sangha of the [Buddha]'s disciples who have practiced well... who have practiced straightforwardly... who have practiced methodically... who have practiced masterfully ... they are the Sangha of the [Buddha]'s disciples: worthy of gifts, worthy of hospitality, worthy of offerings, worthy of respect, the incomparable field of merit for the world."
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Some of the monks outside the temple at the Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Rato Dratsang, in India, January 2015
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