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Sangha Includes Everyone

Sangha Includes Everyone

by Richard Kokuan Lawton, MRO
The National Buddhist Prison SanghaEach morning at the monastery, the sangha, or community, gathers in the dining hall to chant the work verse before receiving their work assignments. Early in my training, I remember listening for my name to be ca…
Taking Your Seat

Taking Your Seat

by Joseph Duemer, MRO
On first coming to the monastery and entering the zendo, people are sometimes surprised by the extent of ritual that surrounds taking your meditation seat. Especially if they’ve been meditating on their own, they may think, what’s the big de…