84000 Glossary of Terms

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དགེ་འདུན། | Glossary of Terms

    དགེ་འདུན།

    dge ’dun

    saṅgha

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Though often specifically reserved for the monastic community, this term can be applied to any of the four Buddhist communities‍—monks, nuns, laymen, and laywomen‍—as well as to identify the different groups of practitioners, like the community of bodhisattvas or the community of śrāvakas. It is also the third of the Three Jewels (Triratna) of Buddhism, the Buddha, the Teaching, and the Community.