Redefining boundaries

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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.


  • Knowing our mind and capabilities
  • Understanding boundaries
  • Disadvantages of self-centeredness

DAF 03a: Introduction (download)

Guilt and obligation

  • Assessing the motivation to help
  • Developing compassion
  • Managing family requests

DAF 03b: Guilt and obligation (download)

Acknowledging, apologizing, healing

  • Acknowledging our own faults
  • Apologizing and accepting apologies
  • Healing relationships within families

DAF 03c: Healing relationships (download)

Questions and answers

  • Affirming our love to family members
  • Buddhism and our parents

DAF 03d: Q&A (download)

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