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A Question-and-Answer evening with Sangharakshita from the Croydon Buddhist Centre in November, 2004
|1.||Introduction by Jnanagarbha and Sangharakshita (1:42)|
|2.||Cultural, political and social change in the UK since the FWBO's foundation; samsara always samsara - living more simply (3:13)|
|3.||Early years of the FWBO and how it developed organically (4:56)|
|4.||Teacher-pupil relationships and power; getting away from acting from power - mindfulness and self-knowledge (5:01)|
|5.||If you could go back to start the FWBO again, would you change anything? The structure of the FWBO (3:04)|
|6.||Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche - Guru yoga with a dead or unknown teacher (3:20)|
|7.||Can a group have collective karma? Hints from the Pali Canon; collective rebirth - Jataka tales; a coincidence of karmas (3:20)|
|8.||Which historical or legendary figure would you like to meet - what is it to meet someone? John Keats (2:56)|
|9.||Stephen Bachelor; controversial views; existentialism and Buddhism (3:32)|
|10.||Devotion towards human, historical figures; Atisha (3:08)|
|11.||Altruistic activity as an Insight practice in the light of illness in the world; work in India; the Insight aspect; the need for support (5:46)|
|12.||How do you spend your time, what do you reflect on? Youth and old friends; the Buddha's teachings (4:09)|
|13.||What do you still want to achieve? Buddhism and Christianity; memoir (2:55)|
|14.||Is there any one event you'd do differently in your life given the chance? (1:29)|
|15.||Meditation and acceptance; recognition and the Four Right Efforts (3:03)|
|16.||Happiest and saddest moments of life; happiest - amongst the new Buddhists of India; appreciation of the Dharma in India and in the West; saddest - the suicide of a friend (5:30)|
|17.||Sickness, old age, and death (4:08)|
|18.||Fears for the FWBO - from within and from without; succumbing to the zeitgeist; loss of inspiration; practice rather than fear; being true to your ideals - a quote from Shakespeare's Henry V (5:41)|
|19.||Regrets - musical instruments, languages, travel, memoirs (2:44)|
|20.||Hopes for the FWBO - spreading the Dharma (2:17)|
|21.||What are you proudest of? Buddha pride; work in India and after; spiritual sons, daughters and grand-daughters (4:35)|
Total running time: 1:16:29