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Contents of Pre - Ordination Course for Women - Questions and Answers September 1988

by Sangharakshita

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH SANGHARAKSHITA

Women's Pre-Ordination Course, September 1988

Contents

1
Untouchability and the early Buddhists
2
Places in the world that Bhante would like to visit
3
Is worldly experience and maturity a prerequisite for ordination/spiritual life?
5
Pre Christian, Classical, art and culture and its sharing of certain values with
Buddhism
9
Reading from the Christian Mystics
The importance of solitary retreats and freedom from external pressures
11
Using ordinary workaday situations as opportunities for Insight
An over concern with the prolongation of life in medical situations?
13
Consciousness and personality
14
Use of the word 'God'
Bhante's ideal Buddha Rupa/Image
15
Performing Arts retreats and 'acting out' the Dharma
The evolutionary process as a coalescence of an upward movement of material
progress and a downward movement of psychic or spiritual degeneration -
'The Survey'
...

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