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Why is the WBO an Order, and not just a Buddhist organisation? Sangharakshita here emphasises commitment to the Three Jewels of Buddhism, and indicates historical reasons for the degeneration of past spiritual communities in the East. (Note: the FWBO has grown considerably since this lecture was given.)
Talk given in 1979.
This talk is part of the series A New Buddhist Movement - the Meaning of the FWBO.
|1.||General recapitulation of series (5:01)|
|2.||Sangharakshita's experience of Buddhist organisations (9:17)|
|3.||What is a 'committed' Buddhist? (10:43)|
|4.||The FWBO: a spiritual community of committed Buddhists (11:25)|
|5.||Inertia and force of habit in the West (2:49)|
|6.||The devaluation of the 'Going Forth' (4:52)|
|7.||The overvaluation of monasticism (5:37)|
|8.||In what sense is the WBO an Order? (4:34)|
|9.||The FWBO: a new Buddhist Movement (9:35)|
Total running time: 1:03:53