Chenrezig retreat discussion: Part 2

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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?

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