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The Unhappiness of the Young. (11-18 year olds). Steps for Parents/Guardians/ to Take.

Far too many young people in comprehensive schools/colleges (aged 11-18), and others, suffer far too much and far too often. …

What is the role of a parent? To Wake Up. Join a 60-minute session. Sat. 8 April 2023. On Parenting and Practice. With Christopher

Join Christopher and the Sangha Live community for a live Q&A on Mindful Parenting & Grandparenting

Saturday April 8 @ 11am PT/ 1pmET /7pm GMT/ 8pm CET (approx. 1-hour duration)

Hosted by SanghaLive.

How to register and join the livestream:

We suggest you do this in advance of the event so that you receive the automatic reminder.
Step 1: Sign up for/log into Sangha Live Connect: connect.sangha.live
Step 2: RSVP to the Mindful Parenting & Grandparenting event (under “Live Events”): https://sangha.events/parenting

Click on photo to enlarge. Families take refuge from the sun on a French Yatra (Pilgrimge).

Parents, who love the Dharma, need to see the emptiness of two views haunting mothers and fathers for centuries.

1. The ordained Sangha (monks/nuns) have the best opportunity to realise an awakened life.
2. I (mother or father) find it hard to find time to practice because it takes such effort with the kid(s).

The Buddhist tradition has perpetuated these views forgetting the enslavement to the caste system and family duties 2600 years ago. Freedom includes love, service and deep discoveries about our humanity,

What is the role of a parent? To wake up.

It is irresponsible if we believe parental responsibilities obstruct waking up.

The role of the parent, or any other role, arises when children are in front of one or you engage in the action on their behalf.

The Sangha of Practitioners consist of parents and non-parents, ordained, nomadic and householders. Let us mutually support each other.

In his role as a spiritual seeker, Prince Gautama neglected the first six years of his son’s life. He never even bothered to visit him. Within weeks after his awakening, the Buddha became a dedicated father. Wisdom brings responsibility.

In this session, we will be joined by Christopher Titmuss, an senior Dharma teacher and Buddhist author. His teenage granddaughter 16, has been living with him since the summer of 2021 and plans to stay until university,

This is an opportunity for shared reflection, and guidance. Please bring your questions/concerns and share your issues around parenting/grandparenting.

Non-parents are welcome. What do you have to offer parents whether a single parent, co-parent (separate homes) or mother/father living together.

The event is open to all who are involved in raising and mentoring kids and younger people whether you are a parent (or thinking about becoming one!), grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend, teacher, therapist and more.

This event will be hosted by Sangha Live, within “Sangha Live Connect,” their free-to-join Dharma community.

All are welcome!

First Five Sonnets by William Shakespeare – the Buddha of the Heart. With a brief explanation of the meaning of these Sonnets on beauty and love

At the age of 14, I played in the class at school the part of Brutus in Caesar, one of the 37 plays of William Shakespeare. It was my first introduction to the playwright making a long-lasting impression. Brutus, a politician and orator, engaged in the plot to assassinate Caesar. The following year, I quit the John Fisher Roman Catholic School in Purley, Surrey, England to get a job and taste a new kind of independence. I never missed school except for the English literature class studying the bard of Britain. …

The Buddha, Spiritual Seekers, Parents and Young People

The Buddha and his Meetings

with Spiritual Seekers, Parents and Young People

11,118, words

 Background to the Buddha’s Meetings:

The Buddha engaged in numerous conversations with parents, children, teenagers, students, householders, and the elderly from secular society, as well as meetings with novices, monks, nuns, ascetics and priests in various religious and spiritual traditions in India around 2600 years ago. The discourses (suttas) also show the depth of inquiry of all ages and backgrounds taking place in northern India in that period of human history. …

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