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To provide a social structure supportive of the practice of Dhamma-vinaya (or Dhamma for short [Sanskrit: Dharma]), and to preserve these teachings for posterity, the Buddha established the order of bhikkhus (monks) and bhikkhunis (nuns) — the Sangha — which continues to this day to pass his teachings on to subsequent generations of laypeople and monastics, alike. His numerous meetings and discussions with Christian monks, priests, and theologians left him unsatisfied. Please bring the customary food, drink, incense or flowers as a Tsok offering.

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