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Online Sangha

Postby FairyFeller » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:46 pm

I live in the depths of conservative England and my nearest access to a centre for Theravada is more than two hours away by car via a complicated route into the middle of nowhere serviced by no public transport. I only feel myself drawn down the Theravada path so wouldn't feel comfortable going to any of the other branches of Buddhism.

Can anybody point me in the direction of an online sangha please? I am very happy travelling the two hour car journey every now and then to visit and drop off my donations but I like to contemplate when I learn something or talk to somebody and it can be quite distracting on a long care journey. It's also an awful lot of fossil fuel to burn just for little old me.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope somebody can offer some advice.
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Re: Online Sangha

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:50 pm

I think you already found it .
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Re: Online Sangha

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Re: Online Sangha

Postby Ananda26 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:49 pm

FairyFeller wrote:I live in the depths of conservative England and my nearest access to a centre for Theravada is more than two hours away by car via a complicated route into the middle of nowhere serviced by no public transport. I only feel myself drawn down the Theravada path so wouldn't feel comfortable going to any of the other branches of Buddhism.

Can anybody point me in the direction of an online sangha please? I am very happy travelling the two hour car journey every now and then to visit and drop off my donations but I like to contemplate when I learn something or talk to somebody and it can be quite distracting on a long care journey. It's also an awful lot of fossil fuel to burn just for little old me.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope somebody can offer some advice.


I did a google.com search about Buddhist London, and it seems that I got a lot of results. London has a lot of public transportation.

I visited Amaravati in England. I read a booklet about monk's on Tudong in England. My reading also indicated that the monks are developing, like more branches, more places for monks to reside.

It is easy to find a monk who speaks English at Amaravati. Maybe you could give them a call, or an Email, of visit there sometime.
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Re: Online Sangha

Postby Paribbajaka » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:45 pm

Ananda26 wrote:
I did a google.com search about Buddhist London, and it seems that I got a lot of results. London has a lot of public transportation.



England is more than just London. Perhaps the original poster lives somewhere else in the country.
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Re: Online Sangha

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:49 pm

Paribbajaka wrote:England is more than just London. Perhaps the original poster lives somewhere else in the country.


I would be inclined to agree.

I would think 'Depths of conservative England' is about as far removed from London as one might get!
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Re: Online Sangha

Postby x1404 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:35 pm

FairyFeller wrote:Can anybody point me in the direction of an online sangha please?


Dharma Overground occasionally organizes online sits and meetings via Google Hangouts. That might suit you.
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