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Factors that determine the weight of karma

Factors that determine the weight of karma

Part of a series of talks given at the Vajrayana Institute in Sydney, Australia based on The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, the second volume in The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series.

  • Five criteria that make actions heavy
  • Other factors that make actions more powerful
  • Discerning virtuous from nonvirtuous actions
  • Karma and current ethical issues

Factors that determine the weight of karma (download)

The video for this teaching ends at 61:30 minutes

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.

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