Caring for Our Sangha: Providing Service as Practice
Caring for the Sangha consists of Insight Santa Cruz members who provide support to our community. We want to welcome new members as well as supporting those going through a health or other life challenge. Our volunteers consider service a way of bringing practice from the cushion to caring and exploring the sacred mystery of giving and receiving.
In welcoming new members to our community we are happy to orient you to our center. For those living with a health or other life challenge we can offer up to one-hour per week of service. We are unable to offer nursing and personal care.
This support may include:
- Home visits
- Sitting together
- Rides to and from sittings
- Other simple tasks
Insight Santa Cruz has an ombudsperson. What’s that? An organizational ombudsperson is a confidential and informal information resource, communications channel, complaint-handler, and dispute-resolver, and a person who helps an organization work for change.
ISC has a well-stocked onsite library of Buddhist books, as well as some CDs and DVDs. This pdf is the current catalog, posted here for informational purposes only. It is not possible to reserve or check out library materials online, but please do browse the pdf and then come into the library to check things out. ISC Library Catalog.