Cambridge Buddhist Centre

What is a mitra?

'Mitra' is a Sanskrit word meaning 'friend'. A mitra is someone who is actively involved in FWBO activities, and intends to continue practising the Dharma in this community. There are special activities for mitras, including specific retreats, and study groups. People ask to become a mitra when they themselves:
1. consider that they are Buddhists;
2. want to live in accordance with the five ethical precepts;
3. believe that the FWBO is the appropriate spiritual community for them.
The only guideline is that people have been involved with the FWBO for at least six months. Once a person's request to be a mitra has been accepted, he or she takes part in a simple ceremony.

If you are would like to become a mitra, you can contact us.

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