Article summaries

A collection of articles on Buddhism and Budddhist practice from senior members of the Western Buddhist Order (WBO). In this issue, we look at engaging the emotions through reflection, how we construct meaning based on our sense faculties, how a Western Buddhist engaes with non-Buddhist family, what it means to become a Public Preceptor in the WBO and the Mind in Buddhist literature.

The Four Reminders


Reality and what to do about it


Kulananda lives at Madhyamaloka and is the President of four FWBO Centres and of Windhorse Trading, which he founded in 1979. He is the author of several books. The most recent was co-written with Mahaprabha and is entitled ‘Mindfulness and Money’.

It Was a Lovely Wedding / What Happened?


Two poems by Srimala.

An Interview With Ratnadharini

Interview by Subhadramati

Ratnadharini lives and works at Tiratanaloka — the retreat centre that is the base of the women’s ordination team. In July last year, she joined the College of Public Preceptors.

Mindfulness and the Mind


Over the last few years, Subhuti has been studying the Abhidharma, especially the version belonging to the Yogachara school of Buddhism, and he has given numerous talks on the subject. Through these talks, his audiences have discovered how the Abhidharma�s analysis of mind and mental events can still yield useful lessons for Buddhist practice today. The following article is part of work in progress on a book, which may appear next year.

Sangharakshita Diary May–February 2003

Please note that many articles on this site were a product of their times. The FWBO is very much a growing and developing tradition; some of the institutions, offices and practices referred to will have matured, changed or been abandoned subsequent to publication.