10 May 2019
7 June 2019
MITRA aims to provide support for existing youth Buddhist societies and assistance for new ones who are striving to grow. Regardless of whether it is moral support, physical assistance or ideas, we hope that we will be able to help youth Buddhist societies to achieve their goals in propagating the Dharma.
One of their Dharma activities is the regular Dharma and Meditation sessions. In each session, we start with 30-to-45-minute meditation followed by reading a Buddhist scripture. We discuss the text/scripture and share our thoughts on the meaning and how it can be applied to our day-to-day.
MITRA is a network of youth Buddhist societies with connections to many youth Buddhist groups and the greater Buddhist community. It was inspired by the Intervarsity Buddhist Convention held at UTS in July 2002. At the convention, it was identified that formal links between University Buddhist Societies would help to ensure the continued growth of each society.
Representatives from UTS Buddhist Society, Unibodhi, MacBuddhi and a few past executive committee members from MacBuddhi formed the initiating team of MITRA.
MITRA, a Sanskrit word meaning friend, was selected as the name for the network as it represented MITRA’s relationship with its affiliated societies. MITRA can be thought of as a helping hand for youth Buddhist Societies.
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