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Contents of Cumbria Ordination Retreat 1977 - Questions and Answers

by Sangharakshita

SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR

CUMBRIA ORDINATION RETREAT 1977
Contents

1-3
Grasping the concept of Enlightenment
4
The wholesome influence of Buddhism
5
Monks giving up monasticism on leaving Tibet
5-6
Relgious orders surviving longer than states or empires
6
Going for Refuge outside time
7
Two types of sila - conventional and natural morality
8-10
Neurotic and non-neurotic feelings of guilt
10
The precepts
11
The distinction between anger and hatred
12
Repressing anger
12-20 The second precept - not taking the not given
14-18 'Rights' have no ethical basis
16
A bhikkhu cannot be party to a law suit
20
Can a Buddhist have recourse to the law?
21-22 Why the fifth precept (of the five) is not included among the ten upasaka
precepts
22-23 Alcohol, stimulants and sedatives
24-26 Going for refuge when under the influence of any drugs
25
Depression - Is it just a chemical imbalance?
26-27 Epilepsy
27-28 Depression, repressed resentment and lack/excess of energy
29-30 Being galvanised before, during or after going for refuge
30-32 Stimulants and smoking
33-35 Refined and adulterated foods Addictions
36-37 Never to try to escape from boredom Stressful situations
38-47 Children on retreats and retreats for families
45
The circle of flames vajras and lotuses in a mandala
46
Emotional blackmail
47
'Renunciation' as a 'dirty word'
48
Ideal parenthood. Entering into parenthood as a responsible act
48
The ideal ages for parenthood
49
Two reasons to discourage marriage
50
Extended families and the nuclear family
51
Talking to pet cats on silent retreats
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