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How karma influences our lives

How karma influences our lives

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

  • Our actions have an ethical dimension that is determined primarily by our motivation
  • How an illness lead to a special connection with the Wheel of Sharp Weapons
  • The importance and challenge of examining our motivation
  • Being separated from friends is a result of dividing others in the past
  • Looking at world events through the lens of karma
  • How to meditate on karma using the four principles of karma

How karma influences our lives (download)

The second 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.