Moving Against the Stream: The Birth of a New Buddhist Movement

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Windhorse Publications, 2003 - 407 oldal
In 1964 Sangharakshita, the seniormost Buddhist monk of British birth, left India for a visit to the UK. After twenty years in the subcontinent—travelling and lecturing, writing, working among the most deprived, and extending and deepening his knowledge of the Dharma—he had been invited by leading British Buddhists to help resolve tensions in the British Buddhist scene. While he was trying to ease conflicts and create harmony, an unexpected turn of events brought Sangharakshita to a crucial decision. This fourth volume of memoirs, covering the years 1964 to 1967, deals with Sangharakshita's return to Britain and describes the difficulties he encountered in his attempts to unite English Buddhists. We witness the turning point at which he decided to dedicate his life to working 'for the good of Buddhism' in his native land. This culminated in the birth (in a shop basement in central London) of a new Buddhist movement. Thirty-six years later the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order is spreading the Buddha's message in more than twenty-six countries around the globe.

Other Memoirs by Sangharakshita: The Rainbow Road, Facing Mount Kanchenjunga, In the Sign of the Golden Wheel

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Chapter One A Cool RecePTION
1
Chapter Three The EMBROIDERED CUSHION
16
Chapter Seven HealING THE Breach
33
Chapter Eight The World of PUBLISHING
41
Chapter Nine LONDON Twenty Years After
47
Chapter Eleven MONKS AND LAYMEN
59
Chapter Twelve The Penalties of Success
65
Chapter Thirteen ENTER THE Special BRANCH
72
Chapter TwentyEight News from SIKKIM
175
Chapter Thirty A IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARY AND A Typists NIGHTMARE
189
Chapter ThirtyThree Preparing for Greece
203
Chapter ThirtySeven The Road to Delphi
230
Chapter ThirtyEight ATHENS AND THE PELOPONNESE
247
Chapter ThirtyNine Naples RoME AND FLORENCE
264
Chapter Forty PICKING UP THE THREADS
278
Chapter FortyThree A LETTER FROM INDIA
293

Chapter Seventeen Visitors FROM EAST AND West
102
Chapter TwentyOne The Divine Eye and DialectIC
127
Chapter TwentyTwo AN INQUISITIVE PRINCESS
134
Chapter TwentyThree CHANGES AT THE Vihara
141
Chapter TwentySeven Circles WITHIN Circles
166
Chapter FortySeven Friends Teachers AND A LETTER FROM LONDON
329
Chapter FortyEight The Man in the Pit
339
Chapter FiftyThree A Basement IN MONMOUTH Street
375
INDEX
395
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A respected translator and author of over fifty books, Sangharakshita began studying BUddhism at the age of 16. After 20 years studying in India he returned to England and set up the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order which has over 65 centres worldwide, including the USA.

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