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Contents of Pre - ordination Course for Men Prior to Tuscany - Padmaloka 1982

by Sangharakshita

SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR

Questions and Answers At Padmaloka Prior to the
1982 Ordination Course

Contents

2
Traditional recitation of suttas and confession in the Sangha on Full and New Moon
days
4
A united Order and a unified Order? The single sex principle
Do men and women have different natural aptitudes?
5
Masturbation and sexual relationships
6
Fantasising during masturbation
7
Sexual experience and the Brahma Viharas
8
'Oh son of noble family' in the 'Tibetan Book of the Dead'
9
Sounds being associated with particular colours?
10
Why do Stream Entrants not produce other Stream Entrants exponentially?
12
Order members spending at least two hours each day with a mitra
15
The first dhyana. A dilute dhyana state.
Degrees of the Buddha's samatha experiences and the stability of his vipassana
experiences
17
The history of the taboo of homosexuality
19
Boxing/violent sport and the first precept
20
Unilateral or multilateral nuclear disarmament?
21
Adultery and the third precept
22
The Mettā Bhāvana - choosing appropriate subjects
24
Vipassana in Hinduism?
25
Stigmata
26
Other terms apart from 'growth and development'
27
Are there any distractions in meditation that are not one of The Five Hindrances?
29
Ways of approaching the god realms
30
The gods of the round and the gods of the path
31
Differentiating between devas and gods, lotuses and transcendental lotuses
33
The Buddha and Ananda
34
Christian Gnosticism
36
Does an amoeba have karma? Do animals have karma?
What is an instinct?
37
Can a spiritually developed person enjoy eating food?
38
Taking risks and going to extremes if one has to in one's spiritual life
40
An 'intelligible concept'
42
Mozart and Haydn
43
Why did Dhardo Rimpoche choose to work with children?
The urge to communicate the Dharma
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