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Realizing our potential

Teachings on karma: Part 2 of 2

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

The kindness of others

  • The nature of our mind
  • Eliminating the obscurations
  • Recognizing and meditating on the kindness of others

Karma 05 (download)

We create our experience

  • Our past actions as the cause of our present experience
  • Avoiding the “poor me” syndrome
  • Interconnectedness with other living beings

Karma 06 (download)

Four opponent powers

  • Regret
  • Restoring the relationship
  • Determining not to do the action again
  • Remedial action

Karma 07 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Working with those who aren’t open to reconciliation
  • Regret as an opponent power
  • “Getting stuck” in regret
  • Helping vs. getting taken advantage of

Karma 08 (download)

View Part 1 of this series: Why things happen the way they do

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.