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Rebirth and karma

Rebirth and karma

A multi-part course based on Open Heart, Clear Mind given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day from April 2007 to December 2008. You can also study the book in depth through the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) online learning program.

Understanding rebirth and its relationship to karma

  • Analysing rebirth using logic, anecdotal evidence, and personal observation
  • Understanding cause and effect and how it relates to rebirth
  • Taking responsibility for our lives

Open Heart, Clear Mind 05a: Rebirth and karma (download)

Questions and answers

  • How karmic seeds are connected to mindstream
  • Memory with the brain
  • Group karma
  • Capital punishment
  • Positive thoughts at death

Open Heart, Clear Mind 05b: 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.