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Karma, formative action, and volitional factors

Karma, formative action, and volitional factors

These short Bodhisattva’s Breakfast Corner talks were given during the Vajrasattva Winter Retreat from January to April 2014.

  • Karma as action
  • Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese terminology in English translation
  • Types of karma and factors
  • Formative action and rebirth
  • Importance of understanding types of mental factors
  • Constant generation and experiencing of karma
  • Retreat as an opportunity for awareness
  • Freedom to change response habits

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.