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Good Karma: Karma and its effects

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Part of a series of talks given during the annual Memorial Day weekend retreat based on the book Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering, a commentary on “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons” by Indian sage Dharmarakshita.

  • Changing our focus to put others first
  • Questions and answers
    • How do you pacify someone’s anger?
    • Is there collective or group karma?
  • The karmic system of causality
  • The determination of wholesome and unwholesome actions
  • The four basic principles of karma
  • The three branches of a complete action
  • The three kinds of karmic results

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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.