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Mind as the source of happiness and pain

Part of a series of teachings based on the book Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering given at a retreat from December 10 to 11, 2016 in Sarawak, Malaysia. The retreat was organized by Kuching Dhamma Vijaya Buddhist Centre.

  • How karma is dependent on motivation
  • Why creating virtue and nonvirtue matters
  • Our anger is our own responsibility
  • How karma works
  • The first characteristic of karma—karma is definite
  • Anger and the self

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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.