What We Do

What We Do

 

Open Sangha Collective seeks to facilitate the practice and teaching of Dharma in a way that is both powerfully effective and available to all. We help provide 1-on-1 and group meditation and Dharma instruction with no fixed fees as well as financial and logistical assistance to those teaching through our organisation. We are committed to removing barriers to the Dharma whether they be financial or based on race, sexual orientation or gender identity, spoken language or citizenship status.

Students

For those wishing to practise within the context of  the Buddhadharma, we connect students to a diverse and effective group of teachers, drawn from a variety of lineages, traditions and vehicles of practice, who can guide you on the path regardless of your financial status. We offer this in the form of individual instruction, courses and retreats all of which are offered from a traditional dana based model where no fixed fees are charged. This gives the student the opportunity to practice generosity, honesty, integrity and responsibility and act from a place of abundance and non-separation.

Teachers

For those wishing to share the Dharma from a place of open hearted generosity, we can connect you to students who understand the opportunity and responsibility around dana in the student-teacher relationship. We also offer two types of teaching grants: the first supports teachers by supplementing living costs during periods of financial need, and the second helps teachers lead dana-based retreats by covering the food and accommodation costs for all attending students. We are also keen to facilitate links to traditional monastic communities.