Metta Buddharam Temple | Bodhgaya, India

Buddhism has a long tradition of spiritual friendship (Skr. kalyanamitra; (Tib. ge wey she nyen), a close connection between a practitioner and one farther along the path than they, in which direction, clarity, and guidance is shared to further their progress.

What is spiritual friendship in historical context?

Is their a role for spiritual friendship in modern life?

What are the pitfalls and advantages of working in spiritual friendship?

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