A sangha is a practice group or community. If you are surrounded by sangha, you have the chance to sit together, to learn together, and to strengthen your practice.
“Building brotherhood and sisterhood is the foundation of the sangha, and if the sangha is happy, then it can be a refuge for so many people.” Thầy.
Update Post – April 2020
Sanghas have paused their face-to-face gatherings due to current social distancing measures in Ireland.
Online sanghas are listed here.
Local sanghas across Ireland are listed here, county by county. A number of sanghas have transitioned online for their meetings. Please make any enquiry directly to the sanghas listed, by email.
Starting a sangha, or thinking about it
Would you like to start your own sangha? It is possible!
A good place to start is https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/start-a-sangha and the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation also have a new sangha handbook that is available to download at https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid= 2D38547648CD220C!109&cid= 2d38547648cd220c&app=WordPdf.
To locate a Sangha outside Ireland please visit iamhome.org
Ordained students of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
Where: The OI community of aspirants and members is spread throughout Ireland, and internationally.
Notes: For information on Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing see: https://orderofinterbeing.org/about/