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Good Karma: Buddha nature

Good Karma 04

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.

  • Questions and answers
    • Collective or group karma
    • How can I do kind deeds without the eight worldly concerns?
  • Buddha nature, our potential to change
  • Two types of buddha nature
  • Homage verse
  • Verses 1 and 2: Peacocks and bodhisattvas

Good Karma 04: Buddha nature (download)

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.