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 Day
Spiritual Receptivity and Just Sitting Practice

Sunday 29 October, 10.00am – 4.30pm
Open to all women who have been meditating for at least a year. With Kulajalini and Maitrisara.
A period of Just Sitting at the end of a meditation can help us absorb and digest the content. But how can we do this without getting into discursive thought? Come and explore working with body-based awareness in order to relax the mind and be in the present with our experience.
Please come for the whole day if you can (option to leave at lunch time if necessary). Bring vegan or vegetarian lunch to share. No charge but please make a donation if you can.



Midlands Women Weekend Retreat: Living with Kindness

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 December 2017 at Adhisthana
Open to women friends, Mitras and Order members. Retreatants need to have at least attended an introductory course at their local Triratna Buddhist Centre.
Booking essential. More details here.