Sangha is Community

THE LIVING VIRTUES OF THE ORDER OF RYOKAN

 

As a member of the Order of Ryokan,

as a student of Ryokan’s teachings, we commit ourselves to:

 

Remain constant to Zazen

Live modestly with goods and belongings

Live in awareness of the environment and its fragility

Practice kindness

Maintain creative practice and activity in the arts

Be faithful to solitude

Propagate peace in the world and  the surrounding communities

Remain in active communication with other members of the Sangha

While we do gather socially at times, we also have social welfare concerns that include climate change and environmental health, compassionate legislation, racial justice, gender and LGBTQ rights and equality, UN Sustainable Development Goals, needs of the homeless, food assistance, gun responsibility, prison reform, cessation of capital punishment, fair housing, cessation of solitary confinement, education for the imprisoned, immigration reform, voting rights, anti-poverty programs to name just some of today's extraordinary challenges.

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