- a community of Buddhist monks.
Origin of Sangha
First recorded in 1855–60, Sangha is from the Sanskrit word saṅgha
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Examples from the Web for sangha
This “sangha” is critical to Refuge Recovery and Gallo admits was paramount.The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab
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It is in the Bỗt that ordinations and other acts of the Sangha are performed.
The Buddha then formally admitted them as the first members of the Sangha.
He thus assumes the right to expel schismatics from the Sangha.
It is known as the Sangha and its members are called Bhikkhus.
The mystic triform Deity is in him of the jewel and lotos (Sangha).The Religions of Japan
William Elliot Griffis
- the Buddhist community
- (in Theravada Buddhism) the monastic order
from Sanskrit: group, congregation
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Word Origin and History for sangha
1858, from Hindi sangha, Sanskrit samgha, from sam "together" + han "to come in contact."
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