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Alternatively known as 'Fifteen Points for Giving Dharma Talks', this thoughtful lecture to a group of experienced Order Members is a treasure-trove of good advice for anyone who takes an interest in how best to communicate the Buddha's teachings and our own experience of the Dharma.
Talk given in 1999.
|1.||Introduction: fifteen points (8:47)|
|2.||i. Know your subject ii. Prepare (6:53)|
|3.||iii. Do not conceal ignorance iv. Know your audience (8:52)|
|4.||v. Be genuine vi. Don't do it your way (6:04)|
|5.||vii. Avoid fashionable terminology viii. Dress appropriately ix. Watch your gestures (6:33)|
|6.||x. Don't talk down to the audience xi. Don't be apologetic xii. Be aware of the occasion (6:34)|
|7.||xiii. Be systematic xiv. Don't be afraid of repeating yourself (5:47)|
|8.||xv. Speak clearly (2:54)|
Total running time: 52:24