West London Buddhist Centre

What is a Mitra?

Published in Buddhist Events & Festivals, Calendar for all events, Sangha Events

  • Sat Nov 2nd 2019
  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • Booking not required
  • No charge, donation welcome.

What helps you to grow and flourish as the unique person that you are? WLBC’s classes and activities are intended to help everyone find their own answer, whether through meditation, mindfulness, Buddhist practice, arts, yoga and bodywork or simply being part of a positive community. They are largely open to anyone, whether or not they think of themselves as Buddhists, or are even interested in Buddhism. People are welcome to participate in our programme as much or as little as they like, and take from it whatever they find useful.

But for people who want to go more deeply into Buddhist practice, and are drawn to committing themselves to the Buddhist path, there is also the opportunity to do this by becoming a ‘mitra’, or ‘friend’ of the Triratna Buddhist Community, of which WLBC is a part. This special event explores what this means: the role of commitment, what being a mitra means in practical terms, and what resources and opportunities for practice it opens up.

Bodhilila (Chair of WLBC) and Ratnadeva (Men’s Mitra Convenor)

City Retreat: Building the Buddha Land – 25 December to 1 January from 10.30am. Full programme here.

NB: The Centre will be closed on 23 and 24 December. The Studio will be closed from 21 December to 5 January 2020. We will kick off the new year with an Open Day on Saturday 4 January!