Part of a series of talks given during a two-day retreat on Cultivating a Compassionate Heart: The Yoga Method of Chenrezig at Menla Center in Phoenicia, New York, April 21-22, 2007.
- When thinking about these situations of horror and grief, is it valid to say that they can shock people so much that they generate a lot of virtue and positive and constructive attitudes and actions? So can we say that maybe these victims in some way created something positive by giving up their lives?
- I’m thinking of the parents of the victims and the suffering they experience of having their children killed. Is this also the result of karma?
- Is there any way to repent past karma?
- What’s the meaning of karma being expandable? How does it work?
- I can see why doing charity work would be a remedial action. But I have difficulty understanding how prostrations could also be a remedial action.
- What is a ngondro?
Menla 03: The four opponent powers (download)