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What will happen at the mitra ceremony?

The ceremony usually takes place within the context of a puja – a devotional ritual. If you haven’t yet experienced a puja, it’s worth talking to the mitra convenor about it, and preferably sitting through one first, maybe on a Friday practice night.

At a point within the puja the recitation will stop, and someone will usually say something of the significance of being a mitra. Then the people who are becoming mitras in turn approach the shrine and make the three traditional offerings of flowers, candle and incense. At this point, they become mitras. Then the puja runs through to the end.

Afterwards people often offer gifts and cards to the new mitras.

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