Events for Men

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 (dharmashalin@gmail.com) 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

Sunday 7 October, 10.00am

The Power of the Vajra

Sunday 7 October, 10.00am-4.00pm

Led by Dharmashalin and Shuddhakirti. Bring vegan or vegetarian food to share. No charge – please make a donation.

Over two days in October we’ll be exploring the power of symbols, and how they can help us overcome opposites. The Vajra is a symbol for energy, power, direction. How can we bring that energy into our lives without it turning against others or ourselves?

 



Men’s Day

Sunday 28 October, 10.00am

The Power of the Lotus

Sunday 28 October, 10.00am-4.00pm

Led by Dharmashalin and Shuddhakirti. Bring vegan or vegetarian food to share. No charge – please make a donation.

Over two days in October we’ll be exploring the power of symbols, and how they can help us overcome opposites. The Lotus is a symbol of openness, acceptance, peace. Can we manifest those qualities without becoming passive and unengaged?