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Mitra Ceremonies

Sat 3rd Feb : 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Woman lights Candle at Mitra Ceremony

Mitra means friend. In a warm and joyful afternoon event we witness and celebrate our friends Harpreet, Ember, Lorna, Lizzy, Nic and Gitu as they make a provisional commitment to deepening their Buddhist practice within the Triratna Buddhist Community. We’ll rejoice in their many qualities and they will make symbolic offerings in a simple ceremony. It’s a great opportunity to get to know people in our community a bit more – if Buddhist ritual is unfamiliar, it’s fine to just watch.

If you can’t make it to the Centre, this event will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel

Who is the Event for?

It's suitable for anyone with experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and open to Buddhist ritual. Please get in touch if you're not sure. Close friends and family of the new Mitras are also warmly invited.

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More about Buddhist festivals and ritual
What is a Mitra?
• It’s always lovely to give cards to the new Mitras to celebrate this step on their path. Bring them on the day or send them c/o Manchester Buddhist Centre, 16-20 Turner Street, Manchester M4 1DZ

Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Supporting the Buddhist Centre

There is no charge to attend but we deeply appreciate donations. You can make regular or one-off online donations here; contactless card donations on our first-floor donation station next to the lift; or leave cash in the box by the till. Thank you, and do please get in touch with any queries.


Sat 3rd Feb
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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