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Great Buddhists of the 20th Century

by Sangharakshita

We all need heroes to admire and emulate, and here Sangharakshita discusses Anagarika Dharmapala, Alexandra David-Neel, Dr B.R. Ambedkar, Lama Govinda, and Dr Edward Conze, explaining why he regards them as Buddhist pioneers for our age.

Talk given in 1995.

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1. Introduction - principles of selection (10:54) 
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2. What makes a great Buddhist? (7:53) 
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3. Anagarika Dharmapala - youth (11:50) 
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4. Dharmapala's adult life (13:09) 
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5. Dharmapala's achievements (4:52) 
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6. Alexandra David-Neel (16:28) 
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7. B.R. Ambedkar (14:19) 
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8. Ambedkar's conversion to Buddhism (12:01) 
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9. Lama Govinda (10:53) 
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10. Edward Conze (12:44) 
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11. Conclusion - the need for heroes and heroines (7:56) 


Total running time: 2:02:59

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