Events for Women

Women-only activities enable women to practise Buddhism under the guidance of women Order members. If a woman wishes to join the Triratna Buddhist Order, it will be largely on the basis of friendships with other more experienced women who can help her towards that step and one of them (her preceptor) will ordain her.

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 Monday evening to study the Foundation Course (initially for 10 weeks, with an option to continue for the whole year). A woman 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 Maitrisara ( if you would like to know more. (You may have to wait a few months for a place in a Monday 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 Maitrisara if you would like to talk about this.


Women’s Study Day: The Individual, the Group and the Spiritual Community

Sunday 7 May, 11.00am-4.00pm

Open to women Mitras and Order members
with Kalyanaprabha and Subhanandi
The True Individual, a man or woman who leaves ‘the group’ behind, is someone who develops the capacity to think and feel for themselves, independent of group norms and pressures. The True Individual is indeed free. It is the association of such individuals that really constitutes a Spiritual Community. Kalyanaprabha and Subhanandi will use a text of Sangharakshita’s to delve more deeply into this theme –  of interest to anyone who values independence, freedom, confidence, courage and happiness.
Please note booking is essential at least one week in advance. Please book directly with Kalyanaprabha:
No charge but please make a donation. Please bring vegetarian or vegan lunch to share.