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“Good Karma”: Creating the causes for happiness

“Good Karma”: Creating the causes for happiness

A talk based on the book Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering given at the American Evergreen Buddhist Association in Kirkland, Washington organized by Dharma Friendship Foundation.

  • How the book came to be written
  • The cause of our happiness and suffering are not external situations
  • Accepting responsibility for our actions and their results
  • If we don’t like what we’re experiencing in life, we can change what we’re doing
  • Seeing our selfish mind and self-grasping as our enemy

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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.