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Looking Back - And Forward

by Sangharakshita

In this new talk, Sangharakshita helps celebrate the 40th anniversary of the FWBO (as well as the 60th anniversary of his own 'Going Forth'). With characteristic clarity and conviction, he shares his reflections on the history of the Movement and Order he founded, as well as some pertinent thoughts on the future. If you've never heard him before - and just to put this in context - the first talk we have in our archive by Sangharakshita was given in 1965! And here we are, 40+ years on and still going strong... Amazing!

Talk given at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, April 2007

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1. Anniversaries (5:18) 
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2. Very early days (4:04) 
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3. Core practices (2:51) 
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4. Early retreats; communication exercises and good conditions (4:42) 
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5. Going Forth in India; interdependence and homelessness (8:49) 
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6. Recollections of the early days (3:08) 
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7. The spirit of the times (5:42) 
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8. Difficult to practise (1:53) 
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9. Francis Bacon's 'Four Idols' (5:49) 
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10. What makes someone not a Buddhist? (The Four Dharmamudras) (11:46) 
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11. The six distinctive emphases of the FWBO (6:48) 


Total running time: 1:00:50

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