Religious organization Association of Buddhist communities «Arya Sangha»
We unite followers of Buddhism in Russia to study, preserve, and develop the Buddha’s teaching in our country. Arya Sangha’s projects in the fields of religion, culture, education, and charity are aimed at bringing benefit to society, promoting tolerance, peaceful and creative dialogue between representatives of different traditions and cultures.
The Sangha (Sanskrit: association, assembly, community) — is a broad concept in Buddhism, which means both a community of Buddhists in a particular place and an assembly of enlightened beings who have already achieved the spiritual purpose and are the object of Buddhist refuge. Since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha, this sangha has been called “Arya” (Sanskrit: noble, highest, holy).