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Bodhisattva Ideal Mitratas

On Thu, 28 February, 2019 - 19:29
Vajrashura's picture

Hi all.

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.


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dharmabandhu's picture

Thank you both, 

   I remember them, they were excellent lectures as well as study material

Rijudaya's picture

Thank you very much, this has proven very helpful in my study and bring able to add it to my kindle means that that it is easier to asses wherever I am am

With Metta


Maria Jose Fanjul's picture

Well, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart and from a few other mitras I know! I think it has been long due to bring back to mitra study the “original” Bhante lectures as much as possible. It is my experience through the years that mitra study has become increasingly watered down, masticated and digested by interpretations of interpretations of what Bhante, very clearly and thoroughly via tapes and books. I welcome the resurrection of Bhante’s translations and interpretation!!! 

Rijumuni's picture

Wonderful, thank you Vajrashura.


Nagapriya's picture

This is fantastic! Thanks.

I am looking for Mitrata 46.

Vajrashura's picture

Hi Nagapriya.

Glad you like them. Unfortunately I don’t know where you would get that - we only digitalised these ones. If someone wanted to get other mitratas digitalised that would be great.