Becoming a Mitra in the Triratna Buddhist Community

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contents introduction 4 what is a mitra? 4 why become a mitra? 5 the three declarations 6 “I feel that I am a buddhist.” 7 “I am trying to practise the five precepts” 8 “I feel that the triratna buddhist community is the main context in which I want to deepen my practice.” 10 some features of the triratna buddhist community 12 an ‘ecumenical‘ tradition 12 the importance of friendship and sangha 13 the centrality of ‘going for refuge’ 14 other features 14 how do I become a mitra? 15 the mitra ceremony 16 What then? 17 faq 20 2