The Miracle Sangha supports you in creating and maintaining a high vibrational state of energetic health. We train in the foundational principles of mindfulness meditation and support you in the creation of miracles.
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh
TheExperience of Sangha
Alone we are vulnerable, but with brothers and sisters to work with, we can support each other.
We cannot go to the ocean as a drop of water—we would evaporate before reaching our destination. But, if we become a river, if we go as a Sangha, we are sure to arrive at the ocean...
You need a sangha; you need a brother or sister, or friend to remind you what you already know. The Dharma is in you, but it needs to be watered in order to manifest and become a reality. A Sangha is a community of resistance, resisting the speed, violence, and unwholesome ways of living that are prevalent in our society.
There is no religion, no philosophy, no ideology higher than brotherhood and sisterhood.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
A sangha is an opportunity for practicing together joyfully. In society, much of our suffering comes from feeling disconnected from one another. Being with the Sangha can heal these feelings of isolation and separation. We practice together, we experience a tangible feeling of love and acceptance.
A sangha is a garden, full of many varieties of trees and flowers. When we can look at ourselves and at others as beautiful, unique flowers and trees we can truly grow to understand and love one another. One flower may bloom early in the spring and another flower may bloom in late summer. One tree may bear many fruits and another tree may offer cool shade. No one plant is greater, or lesser, or the same as any other plant in the garden.
Each member of the sangha also has unique gifts to offer to the community. We each have areas that need attention as well. When we can appreciate each member’s contribution and see our weaknesses as potential for growth we can learn to live together harmoniously. Our practice is to see that we are a flower or a tree, and we are the whole garden as well, all interconnected.
Our sangha is made people of all ages and all kinds of experience at all levels of practice. You don’t need to be a Buddhist to practice. You don’t need to be anything—just a real human being.
Everyone can practice because everyone can breathe. If you are new, or this is your first time ever doing something like this, we welcome you and we will all benefit from your presence. Don’t worry, there are no rules to break and nothing to do wrong. In fact, there is nothing to do! You are lucky to have what we call a ‘beginners mind’ and many of us work hard to cultivate our beginners mind.
Sangha Practice Asangha is a community of people practicing mindful living together in order to bring about and to maintain awareness.
Aware that our speech and actions can help our brothers and sisters practice more deeply, we hold ourselves to a high standard of mindfulness. We practice with sincerity and respect for the teachings and practice as they have been transmitted to us by our teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh and his students. We are also open to teachings of mindfulness where ever they may come from if they are wholesome and beneficial to us.
Dharma sharing is an opportunity for each of us to share our personal practice. We can share what has been a challenge, what has worked well or we can ask a question to the group to get guidance in our practice.
Dharma sharing is an opportunity to benefit from each others' insights and experience of the practice.
It is a special time for us to share our experiences, our joys, our difficulties and our questions relating to the practice of mindfulness. By practicing deep listening while others are speaking, we help create a calm and receptive environment. By learning to speak out about our happiness and our difficulties in the practice, we contribute to the collective insight and understanding of the Sangha.
In this sangha we practice mindfulness, peaceful living, and meditation in the Plum Village tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Often, he is referred to as ‚Thay‛ or teacher, in Vietnamese. Thay has developed the practice of ‘Engaged Buddhism’ although we welcome any practices or cultural traditions that are healthy and wholesome.
We integrate the teachings of A Course in Miracles in all we do.
Indigo International is a non-profit holistic health organization. We are dedicated to honoring and serving all people through our philosophy of radical inclusion. We welcome adults, teens and children of all races, religions and sexual orientations into our community. We turn no one away through offering a variety of options to join our community including affordable memberships, free clinics and scholarships.
Indigo International was formed in 2011 in response to the need for low cost and free healthcare in at-risk communities across our country, and across the globe.
To create nurturing environments globally to help to protect health, prevent disease and promote wellbeing for all people at all ages of life and substantively reduce the burden on current healthcare systems. We work daily to improve the physical, mental, emotional, environmental & spiritual health of humanity. Our daily actions include
1) Bringing holistic healthcare to those who are most in need.
2) Bringing professional opportunities to those who are being called to serve.
3) Creating economic opportunities and providing holistic healing through social enterprise.
In the Words of Our Community
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"I felt very relaxed and was focusing on the flow of my breathing. I felt grounded mentally, emotionally I was very serene and physically felt rested and more aware."
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" I definitely feel lighter and brighter. I do know that I am changing as the old falls away every single week as I work daily with the meditations.'"
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"I felt a deep sense of connection with the universe and my higher self."