We are Grounded by
Thich Nhat Hanh’s Teachings
& Mindfulness Trainings,
while drawing from other
Worthy Spiritual, Religious, & Secular Teachings.
We are Boldly Bringing Together
what is Beneficial in Buddhism, Christianity,
& Mother Earth Spirituality,
while we remain open to other Worthy Religious, Spiritual, & Secular Traditions.
We are Offering a Deep Melding
of our Congregants & Communities’
Blood, Spirit, & Land Ancestors
“Your Blood, Spirit, & Land Ancestors
Our Teachers & Spiritual Ancestors.”
We are Building an Open & Inclusive Sangha/Church/Spiritual Community - Celebrating our Diversity
& Inter-Being Natures - Where all are Welcome Regardless of Race, Class, Age, Gender, Sexual Preference, or Political Party. We are Creating a Safe, Nourishing, Kind, & Caring Environment where “No part of your True Self needs to be left behind.”
We are Committed to “Care for the Commons” – Healing our Mother Earth, our Earthen Family, & Ourselves –
as our Primary Spiritual & Ethical Imperative. We are ReEmerging & ReIdentifying Ourselves (& Each Other) as Earth’s Stewards,
as Earth’s Children, & as Bits & Pieces of the Living, Breathing, Walking, Feeling, Thinking, Caring, Singing, Dancing, Healing Earth Itself.
Recognizing each Ocean Wave as Distinct & All Waves as part of the One Sea, We Celebrate the Creative Distinctiveness of Sacred Ground Community Church & Sangha, and the Individual Uniqueness of each Sacred Ground Community Member, as We simultaneously Appreciate & Proclaim the Sacred Beauty of our Fierce Interdependence, our Inter-Being Natures, our Non-Separateness,
our Foundational Unity
with Each Other & with ALL OTHERS.
We are Based in
Mindfulness & the Five Mindfulness Trainings; Aspiring toward “the Pure Awareness of Nowness” & "a Sense of Enough-ness”; Recognizing that "a Thorough Grounded Contentment in this Present Moment"
is both the Path Towards & the Ground Of Personal Well-Being,
a Healthy Society, &
Positive Societal Transformation.
We are Dedicated to Nurturing
a Wholesome Environment of Peace, Joy, Lightness, Compassion, Integrity, & Wholeness for Children, Teens, Young Adults, Elders, Individuals, Couples, Families, & Community by “Watering Beneficial Seeds” and refraining from watering harmful seeds in Ourselves, Each Other, & the World as we Foster the Awakening
of the Beloved Community.
We are Re-Sacralizing our Lives,
our Relationships, and our Earth
Vastness of the GREAT SACREDNESS -
called by many names & limited to no name,
Related to All and Inherent in All -
for the Benefit of All Beings.
These are the Nine Principles of
COMMUNITY CHURCH & SANGHA.
They are foundational to our