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Contents of Channel Four UK TV Interview - Questions and Answers

by Sangharakshita

SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AFTER WATCHING CHANNEL 4 TELEVISION INTERVIEW
(Sangharakshita was interviewed by Karen Armstrong
The programme was broadcast in November 1984)

Held on the Padmaloka Winter Retreat 1984

Contents

1-2
Is Buddhism atheistic, agnostic or non-theistic?
2-3
St.John of the Cross seeing having visions as being undiscipline
3
Bhante's distinction between 'deeper' and 'higher'
5
Celibacy and chastity
6-7
Subsequent evaluation of experiences, possibly years later
8-9
Self-discipline is necessary for individual growth
9
Bhante's vision of Amitabha attracting him to the monastic life
10
Fasting
Not just automatically giving in to craving - reflect first!
Distinguishing the mind from the physical body
11
Is meditation undervalued in the FWBO?
The quality of meditation - 'sitting' as opposed to meditating
Insufficient preparation and insufficient determination in meditation
Meditation becoming just a 'routine'
12
Checking people understand the basics of the meditation practices
13
Not to talk about meditation experiences
Meditating for shorter or longer periods
14
The tendency to stop things from going further in meditation
15
The need for a positive, supportive environment
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