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Contents of Buddha - The - Women-s Pre - ordination Retreat 1986

by Sangharakshita

SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH SANGHARAKSHITA
on 'THE BUDDHA' from the "MITRATA OMNIBUS"
Women's Preordination Retreat, July 1986 held at 'Rivendell'
CONTENTS
1The use of the word 'Buddha' prior to the Enlightenment of Sakyamuni
2Johnson's dictionary
2-
Archetypes
2-5An archetype as a 'model of a work'
5Dream experience and waking experience
7-9The Samayasattva and Jnanasattva
9The Sambhogakaya - the most perfect imaginable human form
10The Buddha's begging bowl and the Christian Holy Grail
11-13 Special pujas dedicated to specific bodhisattvas
11-12 The advantages of polytheism
12Why offering goddesses and no offering gods
14Music in Pujas
15Herukas
The female Buddhas of the Five Jinas
15-16 A visualization practice of Mandala of the Five Buddhas
16What aspects of Enlightenment are the vajra, vajra-bell and lotus most commonly
associated with?
17Imagination (Capital 'I') and fancy
18-19 Jung and Jungian terminology
19The Earth Goddess and the Anima
21Are men more emotional than women?
The Anima and Animus and their effects
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