word meaning' community' or 'congregation'. In Buddhism
it refers primarily to the community of saints and enlightened
one's (Ariya Sangha), the third of the three Jewels
and the three Refuges, and the order of monks
(bhikkhu Sangha) and nuns
(bhikkhuni Sangha). However increasingly the word
is now being used for the Buddhist community in general,
spiritually developed or not, ordained or not.