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The ripening of karma

The ripening 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.

  • What karma ripens first
  • Definite and indefinite karma
  • When karma ripens
  • Projecting and completing karma
  • Naturally nonvirtuous and proscribed actions
  • Purifying destructive karma
  • Questions and answers

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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.