for Mitras & Order Members
Bristol Buddhist Centre is a place of practice for those who have decided to go for refuge to the Buddha, the Dharma – his teaching, and the Sangha – the community of his followers.
A Mitra (a Sanskrit word meaning ‘friend’) has decided that s/he is a Buddhist, and wishes to practice Buddhism within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community, and has marked this in a simple ritual. If you’re interested in becoming a mitra, read this booklet and talk to any Order member.
Order Members (aka Dharmacharins – ‘Dharma-farers’) have been recognised, at their ordination ceremony, to be practising effectively.
Some events at Bristol Buddhist Centre are dedicated to the expression and development of Buddhist practice by Order Members and Mitras: