Communication and understanding conflict styles

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Part of a series of talks regarding the influence that Dharma practice can have on family life, given at the Mid-America Buddhist Association workshop held in Augusta, Missouri on June 7-9, 2002.

Five conflict styles

  • Handling conflict
  • Understanding avoidance, accommodation and compromise
  • Building on the others ideas


Conflict styles of family members

  • Talking about conflict styles to avoid suffering
  • Habitual patterns of dealing with conflict
  • Benefits of compassion


Questions and answers

  • People’s behavior and our mind
  • Adjusting our views to avoid conflict
  • The nature of samsara
  • The Four Noble Truths


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