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Review of the 10 nonvirtuous actions

76 The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

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.

  • Pain, happiness or neutral feeling
  • Recognition, intention, emotion
  • Different ways in which karma ripens
  • Harmful and constructive karmic paths
  • Physical, verbal and mental actions
  • Mental actions are specific form of the afflictions
  • Four branches for a complete karmic path
  • Non virtuous actions completed with specific afflictions
  • Karmic path, cause of an intention or path intention travels
  • Factors that make an action heavy

The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 76: Review of the 10 Nonvirtuos Actions (download)

Venerable Thubten Jigme

Venerable Jigme met Venerable Chodron in 1998 at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center. She took refuge in 1999 and attended Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle. She moved to the Abbey in 2008 and took sramanerika and sikasamana vows with Venerable Chodron as her preceptor in March 2009. She received bhikshuni ordination at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan in 2011. Before moving to Sravasti Abbey, Venerable Jigme (then Dianne Pratt) worked as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in private practice in Seattle. In her career as a nurse, she worked in hospitals, clinics and educational settings. At the Abbey, Ven. Jigme is the Guest Master, manages the prison outreach program and oversees the video program.