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).

 

MAY 2020, MOSCOW

«SUPPORTING THOSE IN NEED» VOLUNTEER PROJECT

«Arya Sangha» Association and Ripa Center have started a volunteer project in which in moscow we set up the sites to offer meals for those who found themselves in a difficult situation because of the quarantine. For people like visitors, migrants, homeless and low income. Read more to know how to support…

JUNE 8, 2020

 

 

OUR ANNUAL TSETAR RITUAL — A PRACTICE OF BUYING OUT AND SAVING LIVES OF ANIMALS

Tsetar is a crucial practice based on compassion and understanding of interdependence. The essence of the method is that living animals are bought using the collected funds and then released with good aspirations, prayers, and mantras. Animals who were supposed to be killed are getting lives, freedom, and a connection with Dharma, the teachings of Buddha, which will allow them to attain the final liberation in the future. Read more about how to participate…