Idea: Sanghas for disabled people

For people who want a Buddhist monastic lifestyle, but who can’t be regular/full monastics for some reason (e.g., a health disability that makes them unable to be healthy while following all of the precepts, or a long-term responsibility to care for a disabled family member). Such people probably don’t want marriage, but they still need a committed and reliable/robust network of helpers/caretakers as they and their immediate family get old, and they might find commitment and solidarity from others who are in a similar situation. They might have a hard time living on donations, because Buddhists often associate disability with negative past karma, but they could hold whatever jobs they can manage, and they could split costs or share resources.

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