Men-only activities enable men to practise Buddhism under the guidance of men Order members. If a man wishes to join the Triratna Buddhist Order, it will be largely on the basis of friendships with other more experienced men who can help him towards that step and one of them (his preceptor) will ordain him.
After a few series of Going Deeper classes (Tuesdays) or some months at Sangha Night (Thursdays) you may wish to join a group on a Wednesday evening to study the Foundation Course. An Order member will lead a group of 8-10, a situation which fosters the kind of trust and companionship that leads to progress and depth. Ask Dharmashalin (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to know more. (You may have to wait a few months for a place in a Wednesday group to become available.)
Following the Foundation Course is a 3-year course for Mitras. A Mitra (‘friend’) is someone who has made a commitment, at a special ceremony, to practise as a Buddhist in the Triratna Buddhist Community. There is more information about becoming a Mitra here. Please get in touch with Dharmashalin if you would like to talk about this.
Men’s Day: Transforming the MindSunday 15 April, 10.00am-4.00pm
Sunday 15 April, 10.00am-4.00pm
Experiences are preceded by mind, led by mind, and produced by mind.
If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows like a shadow that never departs.
Spend some time with Dharmashalin and the core teachings of the Buddha. How can these teachings help us live freer, more fulfilled lives?
Men’s Day: Transforming the HeartSunday 10 June, 10.00am-4.00pm
Sunday 10 June, 10.00am-4.00pm
Not by hatred are hatreds ever pacified here (in the world). They are pacified by love. This is the eternal law.
Others do not realize that we are all heading for death.Those who do realize it will compose their quarrels.
Continuing the exploration of core Buddhist teachings with Dharmashalin, this time looking at the wisdom to be found in the transformation of the heart.