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Contents of The FWBO and Outside Groups - Order Weekend Discussions 1979

by Sangharakshita

SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR


ORDER WEEKEND DISCUSSION - THE FWBO, WBO AND OUTSIDE GROUPS

DECEMBER 1979

1 Reflections from Order members of presenting the Dharma outside the FWBO
1-2 Knowledge of world economics
3-4 Split loyalties between churches and other ideologies
5 All is not one
6 Inter-faith meetings. Children being the exclusive property of the religion into which they are born!
6 Many religious movements are not spiritual movements but just groups
7-10 Writing to the press and certain well known individuals about spiritual issues
8-9 Buddhism and Anarchism
10 Advertising the FWBO
11-12 Defeating somebody (in argument) on their own grounds or by adopting a totally different approach
13 Self-exploitation!
14-15 Working because of ideals or because of the money?
14-18 Objective, healthy, needs and neurotic needs
20 Being able to communicate (Buddhism) without being misunderstood
21-23 Communicating through the arts - theatre
23-25 Throwing oneself fully into one activity for a period of time
25-28 'Inarticulateness is not a virtue!'
26-27 FWBO 'cliches'
28-29 Original, creative thought
29-31 Not losing sight of whom one is speaking to (about Buddhism)
32 The communication exercises
33-35 The FWBO and 'traditional' Buddhism. What is tradition?
36 The meaning of the word 'bhikshu' - one who takes a share
36 Where Bhante and the FWBO depart from conventional interpretations of Buddhism

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