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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Keep Calm, Knowing Change
Sunday 10 September 10.00am-4.00pm
Led by Bodhaniya and Singhamati. Open to women who have been meditating for 3 months or more.
This is the only way, for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, for the destruction of suffering and grief, for reaching the right path, for the attainment of Nirvana, namely, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. The Buddha.
Join us for a nourishing day of meditation and workshops exploring the power and potential that lie in this essential teaching from the Buddha, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness: of body, feeling, mind and reality. Discover how they can help you be more grounded, positive and awake to life, with all its ups and downs. Give yourself this opportunity to open up to the deeper truths that unfold when we pay attention kindly and closely.
No charge – please make a donation. Bring veggie/ vegan food to share for lunch.