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Sanghas of those who practice like monks but aren't officially monks?

Are there Sanghas(in the more broad meaning of the word) of those who practice like monks but aren't officially monks and have not been ordained as monks by monks? If they could call themselves "Bunks"...
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Did Buddha Return to Extreme Asceticism?

Subject sounds simple, but let me explain why I'm asking. So Gautama joined the ascetic lifestyle and lived it to the most extreme. Then it dawned on him that he would eventually die never finding out ...
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Do ascetic practices create samvega? If so, how?

Do ascetic practices create saṃvega? If so, how? (I am trying to find ways to create samvega - and I understand ascetic practices can help in that).