Karma and Rebirth | Thubten Chodron http://thubtenchodron.org The Thubten Chodron Teaching Archive Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:12:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Purification: What it is, why we need it and how to do it http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/10/negative-karma/ Sun, 01 Oct 2017 17:00:30 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=81551

  • The benefits of purification
  • How we respond to situations creates virtue and nonvirtue
  • The four parts of purification practice
  • The difference between regret and guilt
  • Restoring the relationship with the Three Jewels and sentient beings
  • Remedial actions
  • The determination to avoid the action in the future

Purification: What it is, why we need it and how to do it (download)

“Good Karma”: How our actions bring about our experiences http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/09/seeds-of-happiness/ Fri, 29 Sep 2017 21:44:20 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=81475

  • The story behind the book
  • Verse 9: The causes of illness
  • We are the creators of our own experience
  • Using the taking and giving practice to increase our love and compassion
  • Verse 15: The causes of being separated from friends
  • Verse 19: The causes of an unclear mind

Good Karma: How our actions bring about our experiences (download)

What did I do to deserve this? http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/09/karma-and-steadfastness/ Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:42:00 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=81414

  • Karma: reaping what we sow
  • The cultivation of inner qualities
  • How to remain positive and be a source of strength to others in the face of suffering and social unrest

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The wheel of karmic cause and effect http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/05/creating-good-results/ Sun, 07 May 2017 20:00:44 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=79008

  • What we do matters
  • Verse 15: Fostering good relationships
  • Verse 18: Helping others find material resources
  • Verse 19: Encouraging others actions
  • Verse 22: Integrity and consideration for others

Good Karma 03 Moscow (download)

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The basic principles of karma http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/05/laws-of-cause-and-effect/ Thu, 04 May 2017 01:00:41 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=79002

  • The four general principles of karma
    • Karma is definite
    • Karma is expandable
    • If the cause is not created the result is not experienced
    • Karma is not lost
  • We have a choice in what we do
  • Verse 10: Transforming mental anguish into the path
  • Criticizing others and being criticized

Good Karma 02 Moscow (download)

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Bringing an awareness of karma into our lives http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/05/creating-good-causes/ Wed, 03 May 2017 01:00:17 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=78990

  • A tenth century text that is relevant to our lives today
  • Verse 9: Using tonglen to confront our habitual ways of thinking
  • The disadvantages of the self-centered thought and self-grasping

Good Karma 01 Moscow (download)

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Creating the causes for good results http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/04/producing-positive-outcomes/ Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:00:44 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=78755

  • Overcoming the fear of death
  • Recognizing our mistaken methods of pursuing happiness
  • If we want good results in our practice we need to put in effort

Good Karma 04 April 30, 2017 Tibethaus Frankfurt (download)

Identifying the real source of our difficulties http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/04/ignorance-and-self-centeredness/ Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:00:06 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=78752

  • Taking pizza to the street—overcoming anxiety to connect with others
  • Seeing their faults and dealing with our socially acceptable addictions
  • Yamantaka and the purpose of fierce dieties
  • Putting energy into reducing self-grasping and self-centeredness

Good Karma 03 April 30, 2017 Tibethaus Frankfurt (download)

Understanding and transforming difficulties http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/04/overcoming-problems/ Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:00:49 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=78749

  • Transforming powerlessness
  • Transforming criticism and unpleasant words
  • Transforming separation from friends and loved ones
  • Relationships with spiritual mentors

Good Karma 02 April 29, 2017 Tibethaus Frankfurt (download)

Transforming the mind through taking and giving http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/04/changing-thoughts/ Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:00:26 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=78743

  • Observing karma and its effects is actually a profound practice
  • Finding peace by overcoming craving
  • Using the taking and giving practice to transform the self-centered mind

Good Karma 01 April 29, 2017 Tibethaus Frankfurt (download)