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Purifying environmental effects of karma

Purifying environmental effects of karma

Part of a series of teachings on Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. The text is a commentary on Songs of Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa.

Purifying environmental effects of karma

  • How each nonvirtue results in negative environmental aspects in future rebirths
  • The four opponent powers used to purify negative karma

Essence of Refined Gold 26 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Do distorted views result in mental illness in future rebirths?
  • What is meant by mental karma?
  • Do you always actualize an intention karma?
  • What is the difference between intention karma and intended karma?
  • When you go to Dharma teachings are you using up positive karma to receive teachings?
  • What if I have the wish to do something positive for others, but I have limited finances?

Essence of Refined Gold 26: Q&A (download)

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.