Announcing the Open Sangha Collective

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Noah D, modified 2 Months ago.

Announcing the Open Sangha Collective

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Open Sangha Collective!

About OSC

Open Sangha Collective seeks to facilitate the practice and teaching of Dharma in a way that is both powerfully effective and available to all. We help provide 1-on-1 and group meditation and Dharma instruction with no fixed fees as well as financial and logistical assistance to those teaching through our organisation. We are committed to removing barriers to the Dharma whether they be financial or based on race, sexual orientation or gender identity, spoken language or citizenship status.

For Students

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For those wishing to practise within the context of  the Buddhadharma, we connect students to a diverse and effective group of teachers, drawn from a variety of lineages, traditions and vehicles of practice, who can guide you on the path regardless of your financial status. We offer this in the form of individual instructioncourses and retreats all of which are offered from a traditional dana based model where no fixed fees are charged. This gives the student the opportunity to practice generosity, honesty, integrity and responsibility and act from a place of abundance and non-separation. Our hope is that the dana-based dharma instruction that OSC offers will be of particular interest to members of the DhO community & that it will remove financial & logistical barriers that might otherwise be present for things like 1-1 instruction with qualified teachers.

Logistical note: Open Sangha Collective is primarily represented & guided by our advisors.  I am on the board & had some technical difficulties in creating a seperate account for this announcement.  My other activity on the DhO is not related to the Open Sangha Collective in any way. 
A. Dietrich Ringle, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: Announcing the Open Sangha Collective

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Thanks for the write up! 
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Jim Smith, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: Announcing the Open Sangha Collective

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Is there a way to make recommendations?

I would recommend this free on-line course by Juliana Raye which is based on the teachings of Shinzen Young:

https://unifiedmindfulness.com/try-um/

A free book based on the course is available on-line from various sources (amazon, barnesandnoble, etc): "A Guide to Unified Mindfulness: Three Skills to 10x Your Happiness, Any Time, Anywhere"
by Julianna Raye

What about sources of free books & e-books:

https://www.dhammatalks.org/ebook_index.html
http://www.buddhanet.net/ebooks.htm
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Noah D, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: Announcing the Open Sangha Collective

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Thanks for the suggestions!
Ben Sulsky, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: Announcing the Open Sangha Collective

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Nice work!
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Brandon Dayton, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: Announcing the Open Sangha Collective

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Looks like an awesome resource. Much needed.

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