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Contents of On Visualisation - Order Convention 1978

by Sangharakshita

SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR


1978 Order Convention Discussion

CONTENTS

1
The meaning of visualisation
1-2
The Samaya Sattva and the Jnana Sattva
2-6
Dhardo Rimpoche
3
Dhardo Rimpoche's recollections of his previous lives
4
How all Bhante's Tibetan teachers were really Nyingmapas
7
Production in front and self-production visualisation (i.e seeing the visualised
form outside or inside oneself)
8
What is 'being tired'? Overcoming tiredness
9
Permission to make mistakes when visualising Tara
10
The (Green) Tara visualisation practice
Having a feeling for the transcendental
11
Kasina meditation
12
The relevance of the Six Element Practice to the Order
12-13 Helping non-Buddhist friends with dying
13
Evolving a Western Buddha form/image
More on the Six element practice
14
Buddhas being born as bodhisattvas
15
Formal and provisional Going for Refuge
16-17 Performing two or more visualisation practices - how do they relate to each
other?
17
Visualising the five jinas (five buddhas)
18-19 One doesn't need to be highly educated or intellectual to understand Buddhism
19-20 The Alayavijnana - a concept by intuition and by postulation
21
The phrase "nor is there consciousness " in The Heart Sutra
22-23 Dakas and dakinis. The term 'dakini' applying to men and to women - the
superfluity of the daka
23
The most popular of the five jinas and of the bodhisattvas in different
countries/cultures over the centuries
24
William Blake's 'emanation' and 'spectre'
24-25 Comments on the lecture 'Is a Guru necessary?' Avoiding two extremes
25
The Four Foundation Yogas and Bhantes 'System of Meditation'
26-28 Dharmapalas and their diference from Gurus, devas and dakinis
27
Wrathful forms
27-28 The connection between hate and wisdom
29
The importance of culture?
29
Neighbourhood/access concentration
30-31 Direct mind to mind communication - telepathy
31
The Cosmic Going for Refuge
32
Non-material evil influences
33-34 Some of Bhante's meetings with Mara
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