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Good Friends. Kalyana Mitrata In Early Buddhism and Today

by Ratnaprabha (2013)

Irst talk in series on Kalyana Mitrata, recorded at the WLBC in October 2013. Kalyana Mitrata is spiritual friendship, even 'the lovely intimacy', the need for close and supportive connections with others in treading the path. Ratnaprabha will try to explain why the Buddha said it is 'the whole of the Buddhist Life'. Is it as important now as it was in the Buddha's time? Is a Kalyana Mitra the same thing as a guru or teacher? How can we make the intimate

connections in our lives really stimulating and nourishing? Can we learn to communicate kindly and openly?