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Western Buddhists and Eastern Buddhism

by Sangharakshita

Here Sangharakshita emphasises the importance of distinguishing Buddhism as a universally applicable path of development from the specifically Eastern cultural forms it has been associated with in the past, and explains why an authentic, non-sectarian Buddhist movement is needed in the West.

Talk given in 1979.

This talk is part of the series A New Buddhist Movement - the Meaning of the FWBO.

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1. The individual and the world today - recapitualation (5:59) 
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2. The individual and the individualist - anatta ('no self') (4:46) 
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3. The Dharma as means of individual spiritual development (11:08) 
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4. Everyone needs the Dharma: Milarepa's song (3:18) 
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5. The practical Dharma (7:01) 
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6. On sources of inspiration (5:04) 
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7. Varieties of Eastern Buddhism (6:34) 
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8. Buddhism and culture (10:52) 
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9. Buddhism in the FWBO (5:59) 
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10. 'Niche Buddhism': contrasts to the FWBO's approach (7:43) 


Total running time: 1:08:24

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