When karma ripens

65 The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

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Part of an ongoing series of teachings (retreat and Friday) based on the book The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, second volume in “The Library of Wisdom and Compassion” series by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron.

  • Karma not done, accumulated and karma not done, not accumulated
  • How results of an action are influenced by applying counterforces
  • Factors that make an action bring result in this life, next life or subsequent lives
  • Four pairs of actions that are most likely to ripen in this life
  • Karma that becomes defunct due to lack of cooperative conditions
  • Karma will not become extinct until ignorance is eradicated
  • Four factors preventing a karma from ripening such as realm, time
  • Productive, supportive, obstructive or supplanting karma
  • Our experiences arise due to many causes and conditions
  • Our present thoughts and actions affect which karmic seeds ripen

The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 65: When Karma Ripens (download)

65 The Foundation of Buddhist Practice: When Karma Ripens 10-30-20

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