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“Good Karma”: The ethical dimension of our actions

“Good Karma”: The ethical dimension of our actions

A talk based on the book Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering given at Wihara Ekayana Arama in Jakarta, Indonesia. In English with Bahasa Indonesia translation.

  • Our actions influence our future experience
  • Nature, nurture and karma
  • Cooperative conditions and the ripening of karmic seeds
  • We are responsible for our experience, not others
  • Questions
    • How can we address anger in our mind?
    • How can I get my children interested in the Dharma?
    • How does karma relate to the concept of no-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.