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Fifteen Points for Buddhist Parents

by Sangharakshita

Should you teach your child Buddhism? Should you restrict their T.V.? How do you let them go when it's time? What to do if you've made mistakes? Sangharakshita deals with these and many more issues in this entertaining, thought-provoking talk.

Talk given in 1994.

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1. How this talk came about (6:03) 
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2. i. Remember you are a Buddhist first and a parent second (3:01) 
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3. ii. Don't be afraid to teach your children Buddhism (6:27) 
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4. iii. Realise that you are up against it (2:18) 
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5. iv. Join a parent-teacher organisation (4:49) 
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6. v. Communicate with your children (4:01) 
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7. vi. Restrict T.V. (5:21) 
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8. vii. Give your children a healthy diet (3:20) 
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9. viii.Socialise your child (6:11) 
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10. ix. Don't be possessive (4:30) 
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11. x. Teach your children to speak properly (2:31) 
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12. xi. Take your children to Buddhist festivals (2:14) 
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13. xii. Introduce your children to your Buddhist friends (4:13) 
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14. xiii. Teach your children to care for the environment (2:00) 
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15. xiv. Teach your children to empathise (5:10) 
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16. xv. Don't feel guilty if you have made mistakes (6:57) 


Total running time: 1:09:06

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