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The basic principles of karma

Part of a series of talks based on the book Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering given in Moscow, Russia. In English with Russian translation.

  • The four general principles of karma
    • Karma is definite
    • Karma is expandable
    • If the cause is not created the result is not experienced
    • Karma is not lost
  • We have a choice in what we do
  • Verse 10: Transforming mental anguish into the path
  • Criticizing others and being criticized

Good Karma 02 Moscow (download)

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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.