To take refuge in the Sangha, traditionally meant that one trusted, relied upon, and supported the community of monks and nuns who work full time to achieve awakening and teach the Buddha-dharma to all beings. This has often taken the form of financially supporting one’s Buddhist teachers, volunteering one’s time in cleaning the temple or helping out with administrative tasks, and so on. In contemporary usage, taking refuge in the Sangha has come to mean something like taking comfort in the community of Buddhist practitioners, monks and laity alike, who together strive for awakening.

Find here a copy of the Tendai Buddhist Institute’s Daily Service.


Below we have provided a brief description of the following:

Sangha as Practice

Tendai Lineage and History (to come)

International Tendai Sangha Links