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Buddhist Dawn in the West

by Sangharakshita

Sangharakshita outlines what led him to found the FWBO, and the reasons for the form ordination takes in the WBO. Then he discusses three recent developments: new facilities for women, ordinations conducted by senior Order Members, and a new Buddhist magazine.

Talk given in 1986.

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1. The founding of the FWBO (13:08) 
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2. Monmouth Street (6:22) 
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3. Early lecture series (4:02) 
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4. Early retreats and ordinations (5:46) 
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5. Buddhist dawn in the west: the FWBO and the whole Buddhist tradition (14:56) 
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6. Changes in WBO ordination (13:28) 
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7. Meaning and levels of involvement (9:32) 
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8. The establishment of Taraloka - a retreat centre for women (7:46) 
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9. Ordinations by Order Members in India (11:33) 
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10. Handing on responsibilities (4:11) 
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11. Questions of motivation - the need to channel energy into spiritual and cultural activity (12:08) 
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12. How to strengthen motivation: avoiding distraction, spiritual friendship, meditation, Dharma study, practising mindfulness (7:55) 
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13. The launch of Golden Drum - a Buddhist magazine (9:15) 


Total running time: 2:00:02

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