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Contents of The Past and Future of the Order Part 2 - Order Weekend 1985

by Sangharakshita

SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR


ORDER QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS JUNE 1985

THE PAST AND THE FUTURE OF THE ORDER - PART 2

CONTENTS

1-4
New guidelines for Kalyana Mitras
Firstly, as regards the mitras
2
And as regards the Order Members - Regular attendance at Chapter meetings and Order
weekends
Good communication with other Order members
3
Not being in debt, including Order fees
4
England as the best place for Bhante to have developed the Order
5
The advantage of knowing foreign languages
Nationalism and patriotism
6
Practical difficulties of taking the FWBO to certain countries
Avoiding Schism
Overidentification with a particular FWBO centre/community
7
Avoiding 'monk' and 'lay' polarisation in the FWBO
How far into the future has Bhante planned?
8
The best use of the Movement's resources in terms of expansion
9
Setting up teams to start new Centres
10
Does the FWBO reflect an essentially English approach?
The Chairman of an FWBO Centre- Bhante's vision
12
Bhante's thinking about violence and football hooliganism
13
The desirability of all Order members going to India for six months
14
The future of the FWBO Newsletter and its use to educate
15
'Recognition' of the FWBO by the 'Buddhist World'?
Spreading the Dharma more widely
16
Is size (of a movement's institutions) inherently inimical to spiritual vision?
17
Comparing urban and rural spiritual settings
18
Mindfulness in everyday life and its consequences
19
Regularity of meditation practice
Advice for keeping meditation diaries.
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