The Buddha mentions the importance of virtuous friends more than once in the Sanghata Sutra, stressing the crucial role of these relationships for our spiritual development. Whether these are teachers, fellow practitioners or simply friends who are rich in virtues, our growth depends on these most significant others. A central aim of this website, therefore, is to facilitate friendships and conversations among people interested in the Sanghāta Sūtra…so, welcome, friends!

The community of people engaging with the Sanghata spans the entire globe. The Sanghāta Sūtra map marks locations worldwide where people have recited, copied, translated or had other important encounters with the sutra. You can also report activities in your area.