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A few years ago Ksantivadin and I digitalised all of Bhante’s old Mitrata booklets on The Bodhisattva Ideal lecture series.
There are eight lectures in the original series, and eight pairs of Mitratas in the series. The first of each pair contains a lightly edited version of the talk and often some seminar extracts, and then the second of each pair is just seminar extracts.
(By seminars extracts, I mean extracts taken from study seminars lead by Bhante on those particular Bodhisattva Ideal lectures.)
All the booklets were approved by Bhante and printed between 1985 and 1988. They contain a wealth of Dharma that one may not otherwise come across, which is why we were keen to digitalise them. I hope they’re useful for people.
I’ve included them all here in PDF, and include the mobi (for Kindle) and epub (for other eReaders) formats in the comments below.
Note that the lectures in these Mitratas are what form the Year Three module The Bodhisattva Ideal on the Dharma Training Course for Mitras.
|01 - Mitrata 56 - The Origin and Development of the Bodhisattva Ideal 1 - PDF||676.42 KB|
|02 - Mitrata 57 - The Origin and Development of the Bodhisattva Ideal 2 - PDF||796.41 KB|
|03 - Mitrata 58 - Awakening of the Bodhi Heart 1 - PDF||579.44 KB|
|04 - Mitrata 59 - Awakening of the Bodhi Heart 2 - PDF||518.77 KB|
|05 - Mitrata 60 - The Bodhisattva Vow 1 - PDF||650.03 KB|
|06 - Mitrata 61 - The Bodhisattva Vow 2 - PDF||605.2 KB|
|07 - Mitrata 62 - Altruism and Individualism in the Spiritual Life 1 - PDF||534.56 KB|
|08 - Mitrata 63 - Altruism and Individualism in the Spiritual Life 2 - PDF||672.72 KB|
|09 - Mitrata 64 - Masculinity and Femininity in the Spiritual Life 1||571.6 KB|
|10 - Mitrata 65 - Masculinity and Femininity in the Spiritual Life 2 - PDF||545.37 KB|
|11 - Mitrata 66 - On the Threshold of Enlightenment 1 - PDF||910.12 KB|
|12 - Mitrata 67 - On the Threshold of Enlightenment 2 - PDF||646.58 KB|
|13 - Mitrata 68 - The Bodhisattva Hierarchy 1 - PDF||480.76 KB|
|14 - Mitrata 69 - The Bodhisattva Hierarchy 2 - PDF||631.26 KB|
|15 - Mitrata 70 - The Buddha and the Bodhisattva Eternity and Time 1 - PDF||565.42 KB|
|16 - Mitrata 71 - The Buddha and the Bodhisattva Eternity and Time 2 - PDF||850.68 KB|
|All PDFs in zip file||9.65 MB|