On Saturday, March 24, 4-5:30 PM, Portsmouth Buddhist Center will host a double Mitra ceremony, for Chong Scott and Sarah Flause at Gateway Studio on Islington St. in Portsmouth. We hope you can join us and help celebrate Chong and Sarah.
This full moon - the 10th May - we celebrated Wesak (often called Buddha Day). In this short video, women in Nagpur, India lead a puja before a mitra ceremony held on the occasion.
(Sound is slightly quiet at the beginning but gets louder)
“We had a three day programme as a celebration with four centres: TBM Mahendranagar North Nagpur, Nagaloka, Mitraloka and Triratna South and West. More than 250 people attended which was very inspiring. I led the mitra ceremony - 11 men and 25 women became mitras - and enjoyed handing over a...
The Triratna Buddhist Community is open to all those who wish to practise Buddhism.
Most people encounter Triratna through a meditation or Buddhism class at a Triratna centre. Everyone who has contact with Triratna is considered a friend. However someone who wants to make a particular connection with our community and see their Buddhist practice in that context can ask to become a ‘Mitra’ (which simply means ‘friend’ in Sanskrit).