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General characteristics of karma

General characteristics of karma

Part of a series of teachings given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Buddhism for Young Adults program in 2016.

  • How to integrate practice throughout the day:
  • Karma at the time of death
  • Four characteristics of karma and its effects
  • Behavior and the emotion motivating it are different
  • How virtuous karma can be destroyed and nonvirtuous karma can be purified

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.