Resources

Here you can find practical advice on how to help your Buddhist society grow, physiotherapist or useful information on Buddhism. 

RUNNING A BUDDHIST SOCIETY

The following resources have been developed to help Buddhist societies run smoothly.

MITRA has developed them from training sessions held for our network of societies.

 

STARTING A SOCIETY
A brief introduction on some of the basics needed to start a society
RUNNING A SOCIETY
Basic information on how to run and grow a Buddhist society
ACTIVITIES
Some ideas for activities for your society to keep society members active and learning about the Dharma
ORGANISING ORIENTATION
How to attract members early on in the year
ORGANISING DHARMA TALKS
Ideas on how to make sure Dharma talks are relevant, information pills interesting and well organised
COMMITTEE HANDBOOK 
Describes the roles and responsibilities of each member of the executive committee. A good resource to train your new committee with.
RECOMMENDING BUDDHIST PUBLICATIONS
There are many Buddhist books out there. This pamphlet outlines the most appropriate books to recommend to others depending on their background and interests.

 

DHARMA RESOURCES
You can find our collection of pamphlet, talks and other Buddhist things in this section.

PAMPHLETS AND PRINT
These pamphlets and print materials can be printed and distributed easily at various functions and activities. Resources marked ‘pamphlet’ are up to 2 A4 pages and are intended to be double sided. They may also require folding or stapling. Resources marked ‘scrolls’ can be printed and cut into strips which can be rolled and tied with a ribbon to make a scroll. They are like Buddhist ‘fortune cookies’.

Author(s) Title Format (Size) Notes
Chodron, Ven. Thubten Dealing With Anxiety   doc (44k) pamphlet
Chodron, Ven. Thubten The Essence of The Buddha’s Teachings doc (47k) pamphlet
Dhammananda, Ven. Dr K Sri Day-To-Day Buddhist Practices pdf (55k) pamphlet
Dhammananda, Ven. Dr K Sri Excerpts from “Buddhism In The Eyes of Intellectuals” doc (29k) scrolls
Dhammananda, Ven. Dr K Sri Excerpts from “Food For The Thinking Mind” doc (28k) scrolls
Dhammananda, Ven. Dr K Sri How To Overcome Your Difficulties pdf (59k) pamphlet
Dhammananda, Ven. Dr K Sri Is It Wrong To Be Ambitious? pdf (56k) pamphlet
Dhammananda, Ven. Dr K Sri Let Peace Prevail On Earth pdf (57k) pamphlet
Dhammananda, Ven. Dr K Sri Sayings Of The Buddha doc (30k) pamphlet
Higgins, Dr Winton Buddhist Sexual Ethics  pdf (184k) pamphlet
Mahinda, Ven. A 5 Minute Introduction To Buddhism pdf (82k) pamphlet
Mitra Careers Forum 2006 Balancing Careers And A Buddhist Lifestyle  doc (50k) pamphlet
Tenzin, Ven. Thubten Healing Addictions  doc (33k) pamphlet
Tenzin, Ven. Thubten Healing Anger doc (28k) pamphlet
Tenzin, Ven. Thubten Healing Depression doc (37k) pamphlet
White, Brian Happiness  doc (47k) pamphlet

 

Audio

Title   Description File (Size)  Notes
2005 Mitra Conference – Talks by various speakers from the 2005 Conference, “Illuminating The Path”.
 Saturday
Dr Edward Crangle  Healing Mental Imbalance mp3 (61Mb)
Gillian Coote  The Destructive Pain Killers mp3 (60Mb)
Panel Questions mp3 (17Mb)
Venerable Chikwang Sunim  The Big Issues…Euthanasia, Abortion, Just Wars!!! mp3 (66Mb)
Venerable Sujato  Haunted By Guilt, Healing Scars of The Past mp3(61Mb)
Venerable Thubten Tashi  Healing Dissatisfaction mp3 (12Mb)
  Sunday
Question Time  mp3 (17Mb)
Reverend Shi Guojun  A Smile Before Death mp3 (55Mb)
Sister Yeshe  Inspiration To Further Practice mp3 (16Mb)
Venerable Bodhicitta  Xbox, Email, Dharma and The Net mp3 (11Mb)
Venerable David Lungtok  Illuminating The Path mp3 (20Mb)