Sangha is an ancient word in the Pali and Sanskrit languages meaning "association", "assembly", "company" or "community" and refers in Buddhism to the monastic community of ordained Buddhist monks or nuns.
At Rigpa, we use the word Sangha more broadly to refer to our community of dedicated students, who have made a personal commitment to the study and practice of Buddhism in their lives.
The information in this area of our website is primarily aimed at these students, including details of the more advanced practice sessions that are conducted at the centre.
Generally, you are considered part of our Sangha once you have completed your first year of introductory courses and pay by subscription instead of paying for each course separately.
You can find more information on joining our sangha.