this is a reminder of Friday for those who were there and a glimpse of what happened if you couldn’t be there.
On Friday 21st October 2016 three individuals took the significant step of becoming ‘Mitras‘ – friends. During a puja, offerings of a candle, flower and incense were made by each person.
In becoming a Mitra, three declarations are made:
- I feel that I am a Buddhist
- I am ready and willing to practice the five precepts
- I believe that the Triratana Community is the context in which I will continue to practice
If you want to know more about becoming a Mitra please ask the Order Members (Nandaketu or Saddhabhaya) – I’d suggest asking the Mitras too.
The evening had a great atmosphere – there was a sense of significance as well as relaxed sociable enjoyment. We were very pleased to host guests from the LBC and Eric’s family. Many people contributed to make the evening run smoothly. Fine homemade vegan cake from Becci and Alex also added to the celebratory mood.
If you haven’t had an opportunity yet, please congratulate Pat, Eric and Mandy on moving deeper into the mystery that is Sangha.
Nandaketu and Saddhabhaya