Here you can find practical advice on how to help your Buddhist society grow, 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
Some ideas for activities for your society to keep society members active and learning about the Dharma
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
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.
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’.
|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|
|2005 Mitra Conference – Talks by various speakers from the 2005 Conference, “Illuminating The Path”.
|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)|
|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)|