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Habitual behaviors and karma

Habitual behaviors and karma

On January 7, 2015, two masked gunmen forced their way into the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, shot and killed 10 people, and injured several others. This is part two of two talks in response to the attacks.

  • Misunderstanding religion
  • The difficulty of getting a human life
  • How karma ripens: causes, conditions, and cooperative conditions
  • Ignorance regarding the ethical dimension of our actions
  • The importance of taming our own minds

The previous talk on the Paris attacks can be found here.

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.

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