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Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is "Sangha"?

"The word sangha means to “bring together” into a group in both Pali and Sanskrit.

It can refer to a flock of crows or a herd of deer,

but the word sangha in the West typically includes

almost anyone with an interest in local meditation communities or affinity groups.

The word can also be extended to encompass all sentient beings,

and even all inhabitants of a unified ecosystem,

as members of a single sangha.

This inspiring vision brings with it a heightened sense of connection,

a greater appreciation of mutual interdependence,

and a shared responsibility for all beings to respect and care for one another." 

For details about our sangha gatherings

held at the Sanctuary, click here.

2. Where are you located?

We are in Nevada County, California

and we're just 2 miles from downtown,

between both Nevada City and Grass Valley;

                65 miles/1 hour and 15 minutes north of Sacramento;

70 miles/1 hour and 20 minutes west of Lake Tahoe;

           87 miles / 1 hour and 45 minutes south west of Reno, Nevada;

            150 miles/3 hours east of San Francisco;    

     10,865 miles/several days north east or west of Antananarivo, Madagascar,

which is almost exactly on the opposite side of the planet.

3. What is involved in the "Careteker's Work Trade"? 

We have a special cabin that is set aside explicitly for a "Caretaker".

The Caretaker participates in the activities at Ingenium

and is aligned with our common values.  

Skilled Caretaker's tasks may include trail work, landscaping, weed-eating, tractor work, light construction/carpentry, painting/staining, pond work, general maintenance on all dwellings and structures, security, house cleaning, snow removal,

and other tasks as needed.

If you'd like to inquire, please send an email to the address below.

4. Can I bring my pets? 

To facilitate peaceful and cohesive gatherings, 

we discourage pets at our events. 

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5. How can I contact You? 

You can send email to:

We've been having some difficulty with our email lately. 

              If you don't hear back from us soon, please try us via                 

 "Messenger" through our FaceBook group,

or through MeetUp.

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