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A Western Buddhist Order Ordination Ceremony

by Sangharakshita

Conducted by Sangharakshita, with full explanation. Also features a special Sevenfold Puja with readings from the Dhammapada, one of the earliest collections of sayings of the Buddha.

This talk is part of the series Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism.

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1. Introduction - Sevenfold Puja: Worship (4:12) 
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2. Buddhavagga (5:16) 
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3. Salutation; Going for Refuge; Refuges and Precepts; Confession of Faults; Rejoicing in Merit; Entreaty and Supplication (11:51) 
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4. Maggavagga (5:30) 
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5. The Heart Sutra; Transference of Merit and Self-Surrender (5:32) 
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6. Sukhavagga (3:29) 
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7. Meaning of Private and Public Ordinations (2:34) 
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8. The three traditional offerings: flowers, candles, incense; Verses of Purification (4:16) 
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9. Requesting ordination; The Three Refuges; The Ten Precepts (10:39) 
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10. 'With mindfulness, strive' (1:52) 
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11. Ritual of purification (2:34) 
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12. Symbolism and presentation of the kesas (5:57) 
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13. Name-giving: Sasanaratna, Sasanajyoti, Sumangala, Sunanda (6:40) 
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14. Heroic qualities: the Order, the Buddha; More names: Jinaraja, Jinananda, Jinapalita, Moksharaja, Manjuraja, Shantipada, Maitripada (6:29) 
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15. Concluding verses: Blessings; Threefold Sadhu! (3:07) 


Total running time: 1:19:58

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