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Teachings on karma: Part 1 of 2

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Teachings given at the Emaho Center in Scottsdale, Arizona from April 13-14, 2005.

Why we study karma

  • Dissatisfaction with life
  • Looking back at the time of death
  • Setting our motivations
  • How karma leaves traces on the mind-stream

Karma 01 (download)

Karma

  • How karma works
  • The four general characteristics of karma

Karma 02 (download)

Unpacking our actions of body, speech, and mind

  • Ten destructive and ten constructive actions
  • The value of taking precepts
  • The five lay precepts
  • Factors that make karma heavy or light

Karma 03 (download)

Questions and answers

  • How forgiveness affects karma
  • Guilt and forgiving oneself
  • Dharma motivations
  • Young children and karma
  • Karma created by practitioners of other faiths

Karma 04 (download)

View Part 2 of this series: Realizing our potential

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