About the Smiling Moon Sangha
An Open Spiritual Community Dedicated to the Awakening of all Beings
The Smiling Moon Sangha was established in 2018 as an Orlando-based (and Online) community of seekers, meditators, practitioners, healers, teachers, and others who dwell in non-dual awareness or find themselves drawn to non-dual forms of exploration and expression.
‘Smiling Moon’ is an homage to the timeless reminder that “all spiritual teachings are but a finger pointing at the moon”. Likewise, when the fullness of realization begins to dawn within the direct experience of a student, it is not uncommon for there to be a tremendous burst of laughter – and so “the moon is always smiling”.
The term ‘Sangha’ is a Buddhist term denoting ‘community’, but this is not a Buddhist group. It embraces the sacred expression of all nondual modalities; including Gnosticism (Christianity), Zen and Dzogchen (Buddhism), Advaita Vedanta (Hinduism), Sufism (Islam), Kabbalah (Judaism), Yoga (Jnana), Taoism, Sikhism, and several other lesser known contemplative wisdom traditions; combined with ongoing research into the modern-day fields of neuroscience, transpersonal and experimental social psychology, linguistic anthropology, and more.