In order to foster members’ personal and religious growth and in order to encourage lasting friendships, mutual support, and working together toward common goals, the Great Heartland Sangha Buddhist Temple of Toledo Leadership Council sponsors “Affinity/Support Groups”. An Affinity/Support Group is a member-lead group organized around a shared interest or activity. Affinity/Support Groups are open to any temple member who finds an affinity with the group.

Want to form or renew a group? Apply here.

If you are interested in any of these groups and not sure how to contact the organizer, please email to make a connection!

Current Affinity and Support Groups
last updated 2/23/2017

Compassionate Community Service
The Compassionate Community Service group organizes the sangha to take compassionate action to promote the health and well-being of people, animals, and the environment in activity such as volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Food for Thought/soup kitchen/food bank, volunteering at animal shelters, clean up at a park.
Organizers: MitsuAn, Muhō, Gabrielle Wolfe

Great Heartland Sangha D&D Alliance
Kill monsters, gain wealth and fame, become heroes, bond with Sangha. Play Dungeons and Dragons at the temple the last Friday night of each month from 5:30pm to 9:00pm.
Organizers: Shogen, Kaishin, Setsho

Meditation & Recovery Group
This weekly Monday & Friday meeting is open to people with any addiction, seeking recovery or in support on anyone seeking recovery. This group does NOT meet on the last Friday of each month. Honoring the traditions of anonymity in other recovery programs and to protect the privacy of our members, we use only our first names at this meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to strengthen our meditation practice by communal effort and thereby strengthen our recovery program. Our meeting includes time for prayer or intention setting, meditation and discussion. Our discussion period offers us a chance to share openly about our experiences with meditation and recovery. For those new to meditation, beginning instruction will be offered. 

A weekly book club meets just prior to the Monday night meeting to read and discuss a book related to meditation and recovery. 
See the Meditation & Recovery Group page for more information.