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Contents of Chairmens Event 1986

by Sangharakshita

SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR

Questions and Answers
With the Chairmen of FWBO Centres
At Their Annual General Meeting in 1986

Contents

1
Senior and responsible Order members - do they neglect their own personal
development because of their practical responsibilities
3
The Order Office and Bhante's relationship with the individuals in it
4
Organisation in the F/WBO
The Chairmen's meeting and its purpose
7
Chapter convenors and Mitra Convenors
Decision making by consensus in the Order
A constitution for the Order
8
The image of the FWBO among other Buddhists and the world at large.
Criticism of other groups.
Comments on Subhuti's 'An Old Net for New Monsters'
False views and the Brahmajala Sutta
11
Dealing with the press
Departing from contemporary orthodoxy, i.e. pseudo-liberal views
14
Premature kalyana mitrata?
15
Encouraging the taking of responsibility and initiative in the Order - initially
simply by paying Order fees and attending Order weekends
'Bodhisattva spirit' and working in co-operatives
Order Chapter meetings as spiritual workshops
The general decline in Great Britain
18
Taking responsibility
Commitment and lifestyle on the road to ordination
20
How co-ops can harm centres
Is the Order shrinking?
22
The benefits of attending Order meditation courses at Vajraloka
23
'Reprocessing' older Order members!
24
Improving ritual and pujas
25
Not to settle down once ordained!
26
Encouragement to Order members to attend chapter meetings, Order
weekends, and report in to Shabda
The future of Shabda as the Order expands
28
Next Session - training Dharma teachers
A Dharma College
30
Gelugpa/scholastic monasteries in Tibet
32
Guhyaloka as Bhante's 'Ashram'?
33
Doing things in a more 'non-organised' way outside Britain
34
Learning from other Buddhist and religious groups?
38
Taking up a visualisation meditation upon ordination
39
Stupa visualisation
40
Encouraging the development of Bodhisattva spirit
41
Geographical areas for the FWBO to spread to
43
Bhante's work in progress at the time of the session (1986) and literary plans
for the future
44
FWBO and Bhante related anniversaries
46
Rock and roll, punk rock, and violence
47
Being careful about types of music listened to or films watched
48
The connection between sex and violence
49
Bhante's queries on the ordination conference recommendations
53
Suggestions for the 1987 Order Convention
...

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