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Contents of Vinehall Mitra Event 2 - Follow up Questions at Padmaloka 1981

by Sangharakshita



SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR


1981 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

FOLLOW UP TO VINEHALL HELD AT PADMALOKA

(VINEHALL 2)

CONTENTS

1-2
The Three Wisdoms (Prajnas or Pannas) - Suttamaya, Cintamaya and Bhavanamaya
2
Is Bhante a male chauvinist person?
3-7
Use of emotive terms i.e. sexist, racist, irrational
The biological conditioning of women (or is it social conditioning?)
7
"The Buddha was a man as we are men" a line in the short/basic puja
8
Metrification as an unnecessary thing in Britain
Blake's "Urizenic Reasoning"
9
Men standing up for women
10
How the FWBO give women respect and consideration as women
The history of single-sex activities within the FWBO
11-13 Motherhood and the spiritual life
12-13 Fatherhood
13-14 Does the father need to live with the mother of his child?
13-14 Having small children in women's communities
13-20 The role of the biological father, if any.
15-17 Bhante's critique of the nuclear family
17
Creating an alternative society
18
The FWBO giving women a better situation than anywhere else
21
Bhante's trying to form a mixed community with no success
22
Replacing neurotic dependence with kalyana mitrata
24
The undesirability of 'unisex' trends
24-25 FWBO co-operatives and distribution of dana (donations)
26
The structures of FWBO Co-operatives and their aims and objectives
26-27 Supporting co-op workers - 'wages'
27-28 Being motivated by the ideal rather than by money or force
29
The controversial ideas of the FWBO
Giving the FWBO the benefit of the doubt
30-36 Communication exercises and their history
36-38 Terminology - 'retreats', 'events' etc
38-39 Worthwhile aspects of Christianity?
39
Christianity and guilt
40-42 Dreams and significant dreams
42
Jung's theories of the unconscious
43
Manipulating dreams
44-47 Developing a stronger sense of feeling in the Mettā Bhāvanā meditation practice
46
How much meditation do people need to do?
47-48 Being careful immediately after meditating
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