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“Good Karma”: Creating the causes for the kind of life we want

A talk based on the book Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering given at Tibet House Germany in Frankfurt, Germany. In English with German translation.

  • A system of causation described by the Buddha
  • Actions create results that return like a boomerang
  • The view of karma gives us power to create the life we want
  • Tonglen practice as a way to counteract destructive actions and increase compassion

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Featured image of Ven. Chodron by Ariel Palmer.

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.