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Contents of Women-s Ordination Retreat - Questions and Answers February 1988

by Sangharakshita


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH SANGHARAKSHITA


Ordination Retreat for Kulasri and Kulaprabha, February 1988

Contents

1
Is competition necessarily related to the power mode and antithetical to the
Bodhichitta
4
Why did the Arahants not cry when the Buddha died?
5
An Enlightened being does not experience sadness
6
More elaborate ritual in the FWBO
7
Wanting to belong to a group or something
8
Acknowledgement of people's requests to become Mitras
9
Mahastamaprapta
10
The Pure Land and the Trikaya doctrine
11
Ways of practising the fifth stage of the Mettā Bhāvana
Having a good sense of direction (in the normal 'mundane', practical sense)
13
The five niyamas and evolving consciousness
15
Insight arising as a response to beauty, happiness or pleasure?
18
Difficulties for men in Western cultures to develop feminine qualities
21
Rules and criteria/principles in the spiritual community
22
Emphasis in the FWBO on visualising Bodhisattvas as a vipassana practice
23
Practising counselling within the FWBO. Kalyana Mitrata and counselling
26
Where should a shrine room activity leader sit in relation to the Buddha?
27
A 'personal myth'
30
Psychological types and self understanding
Astrology and the Dharma
31
Vajrapani
32
The blue throated Avalokitesvara
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