A community of Buddhist practitioners is referred to as a “Sangha” (Sanskrit for inseparable). A sangha can include both monastics and lay practitioners. As the third jewel of Buddhism, Sanghas offer a deep well of support and wisdom. As Thich Nhat Hanh has cautioned: “Without a sangha you lose your practice very soon.”
Plum Blossom Sangha has many sister sanghas throughout Texas:
- Dallas area: Awakening Heart Sangha, Interbeing Sangha, and Wake Up Dallas
- Fort Worth area: Metamorphosis Sangha (contact Mark Vozar at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Houston: Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston
- San Antonio: Plum Branch Sangha
Click here to access a comprehensive directory of sanghas in the Plum Village tradition.
There are also a number of “online” sanghas (that meet only via phone or internet). The Plumline website is a support center for anyone wishing to find, establish, build, and maintain an online Sangha.