Lately, the main venue of my ministry is a community that we call our virtual sangha — an interfaith network of spiritual friends and contemplatives who support one another online. It is virtual in the sense that we usually meet in the “virtual reality” of cyberspace, enabling participants from as far apart as Melbourne and Maine to build a real practice community together.
Our core community members know one another “in real life” from participating together in meditation groups and retreats — yet we also welcome friends-of-friends and other kindred spirits into our circle.
Our two main tools for interacting are the chat app Slack and the video platform Zoom.
If you think you might want to practice with us, have a look at our invitation page.
For more on the subject of sangha, see Go as a Sangha by Thich Nhat Hanh and my concept of sangha.