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Open Sangha Foundation

Thank you for visiting Open Sangha Foundation web site. We are dedicated to the idea that there is only one Buddhism, that all the linages have just one goal and that is the moment by moment freedom form discomfort and dissatisfaction. While the teachings of the Buddha (Buddha Dhamma) was spread in Asia centuries ago by Nobles who properly understood the subtle and profound teachings. The dhamma has been spread and propagated in the west by ordinary people who did not learn it properly before they stared to teach. The Noble teaching is considered priceless as well as profound, so priceless that the tradition is that it is given out without charge. No money is required, not even the request for donations. The teachings include generosity and if the student is gaining value from the teachings they will naturally be generous back to the teacher for his love and caring for his students.

Linage Video with the Deli Lama visiting Bhikkhu Buddhadasa
Many western Buddhist see the various linages and separate sects like Christianity
has split into major sectarian factions, But the teachings of the Buddha remain
unified. The distinctions are all merely cultural. There is Tibetan culture, But
no Tibetan Buddhism, just Buddhism dressed up in Tibetan culture, same is true
all over Asia. It is only in Westerner Buddhism that sectarianism is found. Many
Zen and Tibetan monks visit Thailand to study and practice. here is an example
with the Deli Lama visiting Bhikkhu Buddhadasa in Thailand
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Support

Here is a list of friends who have benefited form support from Open Sangha Foundation. We provide support to help them find a home at a wat, mostly here is Thailand, we help with visas form westerners to stay in Thailand to practice dhamma, living in wats and for some prepare for ordination. several on the support list are already ordained. We welcome those how are thinking about ordination, no matter what linage to apply to Open Sangha Foundation for support in helping you make the transition from ordinary worldly live into the noble life of freedom through ordination.

Click here to apply to apply for support

Support List

Total number of users: 6 Highest user ID: 1126
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Cathal Costello Costello

Carlow Leinster
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Erik Zorer

Mueang Phrai, Selaphum District Roi Et
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Khemacitto

Isle of Man
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Cathal Costello

Koh Phangan. Surat Thani
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nourmeddeb

Sousse
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pietrofalco

Milan Como
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Volunteers

Below please find our list of Volunteers, these are the people who have mage this all possible. If you have skills in organization, web development or practice skill and have a bit ot time to offer help

Click here to apply for being a volunteer

Volunteer List

Total number of users: 16 Highest user ID: 1267
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Brett Miller

Ooltewah TN
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Cathal Costello Costello

Carlow Leinster
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Dan Cornforth

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Erik Zorer

Mueang Phrai, Selaphum District Roi Et
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Keyshawn Ebanks

chicago il
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Khemacitto

Isle of Man
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Martin Guillaume

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Matt-Gold

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Matthew Hoskins

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Cathal Costello

Koh Phangan. Surat Thani
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pietrofalco

Milan Como
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robertwalkercohen

Bogota
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[email protected]

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Willy Leung

NJ
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yesuupasaka

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yvesdorfsman

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  1. Corey Lupo

    I am leaving a thought here. partially to test for bugs. partially for fun!

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