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:
A weekend for women mitras: finding and negotiating ways to regenerate and renew ourselves. To nourish the brightness of our potential that longs to shine. Led by Dayajoti, Dharmamrta and Karunavapi. Experiential Dharma practice with workshops, bodywork, walking and group discussioin. When we have become more aware, our minds more refined, and released spiritually, […]
… a chance to encounter Sangharakshita through the Complete Works The second set of volumes of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works has now been published and once again Dhivan and Satyalila will offer some half-day study sessions this autumn for Mitras, Order Members and friends interested in becoming Mitras. It’s an opportunity to get a sense of […]