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Karma: The boomerang effect

Karma: The boomerang effect

The second of two talks given in Long Beach, California based on the Wheel of Sharp Weapons, a text in the thought training genre.

  • If we want happiness, we need to accumulate the causes for happiness
  • Self-grasping and self-centeredness—the two buddies that collaborate to make us miserable
  • Working with our faults by anthropomorphizing them
  • How the verses from the Wheel of Sharp Weapons can transform the mind
  • Learning how to oppose self-grasping and self-centeredness

Karma: The boomerang effect (download)

The first talk can be found here.

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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.