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Karma and your life: Questions and answers, part 3

Karma and your life: Questions and answers, part 3

Part of a series of teachings given during the Karma and Your Life retreat given at the Poh Ming Tse Temple in Singapore. The retreat was organized by the the Buddhist Fellowship.

  • Can beings in the animal realm be reborn in a higher realm?
  • Is emptiness of mind the same as a silent mind?
  • Can you explain purification practices and their purpose?
  • Can you explain dedicating merit to others?
  • When we forgive others do we forget what they have done?
  • Will playing violent computer games have any karmic effect?
  • Is it best to spend one’s last moments of the dying process alone?
  • I’m afraid of insects and ask family members to kill them for me, how can I reduce the karma of killing for my family members?
  • How do we extend loving kindness to those who harm, like the terrorists?

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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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