Journal Article — Family as Sangha — by Karen Hilsberg
This is a brief talk presented by the author at the Fifth International Buddhist Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak, held in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 15, 2008. The main points covered are: 1) guidelines on practicing mindfulness as a family including children; 2) dealing with strong emotions and death in the family context; and 3) considering the nuclear family and local sangha within the greater context of the mahasangha and asking for help from spiritual friends.
Hilsberg, Karen. 2008. “Family as Sangha.” Pp. 133-134 in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Sociological Imagination: Essays and Commentaries on Engaged Buddhism (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Volume VI, Issue 3, 2008.) Belmont, MA: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House).
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