No nose no tongue no body no sangha

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Posted by Zarathustra ( on March 06, 2000 at 14:16:08:

That part of American Buddhism that I have seen, in ten plus years around Buddhist groups, is a largely asexual milieu. I am not an asexual person, therefore I don't think I belong in the sangha, no matter what kind of value I find in the teachings and the practices. Buddhists talk about friendliness; non-Buddhists are more likely to actually possess it. I know the sangha is supposed to be one of the three jewels; does anyone have any thoughts on whether sangha membership is essential to one's practice, or on what a practitioner who is not part of a group ought to do? Go to sites like this, maybe? Anything else? Any thoughts on WHY it's a more or less sexless scene?

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