4 A Circle of Friends

     (1997)       65 mins.


1977-79

Ten years on, the founder declared 'it’s only a beginning' but already the FWBO was a ‘nucleus of a new society'. And not just in England.

Fifteen years after leaving it, Sangharakshita returned to India to conduct the ordinations of the first Indian members of the Order.

The terms 'man' and 'woman', 'English' and 'Indian' were loosing currency in favour of the values of individuality and cooperation.

Meanwhile, after three or more years of penury and graft, the London Buddhist Centre opened, becoming Europe's largest Buddhist centre.

 

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