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A Buddhist community - a sangha - is not something one is merely born into or chooses to join, but something one is challenged to create. A sangha provides a matrix of communal support for people to realize their commitment to a common vision or concern. Yet it is in danger of lapsing into an institution intent on preserving the power of a minority of professionals. A sangha requires some kind of organized structure to serve an effective purpose…A Buddhist community - a sangha - is not something one is merely born into or chooses to join, but something one is challenged to create. A sangha provides a matrix of communal support for people to realize their commitment to a common vision or concern. Yet it is in danger of lapsing into an institution intent on preserving the power of a minority of professionals. A sangha requires some kind of organized structure to serve an effective purpose within a given society and persist over generations.

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