fba 3.0 is here! try it now for all devices: help us get the new site ready for primetime!


We provide transcribed talks by 35 different speakers

Social network icons Connect with us on your favourite social network The FBA Podcast Stay Up-to-date via Email, and RSS feeds Stay up-to-date
download whole text as a pdf   

Contents of Christchurch April 1979 - Questions and Answers

by Sangharakshita

The Venerable Sangharakshita

Question and Answer Session in Christchurch, New Zealand,
Wednesday 25th, April 1979


2 What is Buddhism
Life after death
3 No reward, punishment or sacrifice in Buddhism
4 The new society in the nuclear/atomic age
5 Conflict with society and the Movement
6 Does the Enlightenment experience keep developing?
7 Generosity - Give what you can, take what you need.
8 What is positive emotion?
Communal living and being solitary
9 What is Right Livelihood?
10 The extended family and the nuclear family
11 The Buddha's annoyance and disgust with people in the Pali Canon
12 Trying to distinguish spiritual experience from pathological disorder!
13 Aggression is not necessarily negative
LSD and spiritual experiences?
14 'The big happy family is not the highest ideal of Buddhism'
15 Not bringing up children as Buddhists
16 Types of Community
18 The need to work - for psychological health - and not to depend on alms
19 The importance of enjoying meditation
20 Buddha pride
21 Losing yourself in order to find yourself
22 Dealing with negative emotions
23 Beware of 'imitating'
Has Bhante experienced Enlightenment?
What is Enlightenment?
25 The Kundalini and sitting straight in meditation.

download whole text as a pdf