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Men Mitras: community space in London

On Mon, 12 April, 2021 - 10:13
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Ratnaprabha writes:

We’ve got two spaces for men mitras at present in the Karuna community in Stoke Newington – in easy reach of both the North London Centre and the London Buddhist Centre.  I’d be really grateful if you could pass it on to anybody who might be suitable that you can think of.

The community is in a good state at the moment, with four very committed meditators and practitioners, bridging the two centres.

What we are looking for

We are four committed Triratna Buddhist practitioners, and we have space for one or two more men practising with Triratna, mitras or mitras seeking ordination.  Being keen on communal living is important: we meditate together, eat together regularly, have a weekly community evening, and are committed to staying in good communication and developing friendships.

A bit about our aspirations

As we see it, communal life is a creative relationship between having time on one’s own and daily time together in a spirit of openness, cooperation and friendship. We are an ‘open’ community with the opportunity for partners to visit and stay-over. The main emphasis is on developing a communal life together.

Here is a little bit more about the house and neighbourhood

The house is owned by the Triratna charity, the Karuna Trust, who are wonderful landlords, but at present none of us works for Karuna.

It’s an Edwardian end-of-terrace house on a quiet street (Clissold Crescent) with a biggish garden, a large shrine room, dining room and kitchen. The two available rooms are medium sized at the top of the house, £550 per month plus bills. It is right next to Clissold Park in Stoke Newington, with various interesting neighbourhoods and shopping streets nearby. It’s within easy walking and cycling distance of the North London Centre, 20 mins bike ride to the LBC, and there are also buses to stations, the city, and various parts of London. There are also some North London Sangha members living nearby.

Letting your friends know

If you have any Sangha friends who you think would be interested in this opportunity please do let them know.

Contact us

If you are interested please write to Ratnaprabha on ratnaprabha [at] gmail.com with some info on yourself, and we can arrange a meeting.

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