"To build a community, begin by finding one friend who would like to join you in sitting or walking meditation, tea meditation, or sharing. Eventually others will ask to join, and your small group can meet weekly or monthly at someone's home. Some communities even find land and move to the countryside to start a retreat center. Of course, your sangha also includes the trees, the birds, the meditation cushion, the bell, and even the air that you breathe -- all things that support you in the practice. The sangha is a gem." -- Plum Village Online Monastery.