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Good Karma: Offering our help to all beings

Good Karma 10

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.

  • Commentary on Verse 8
    • How the taking and giving meditation works
    • Interdependence
  • Commentary on Verse 9
    • Confidence in the functioning of karma
    • Purifying past actions
  • Questions and answers
    • The Dharma as preventative medicine
    • Karma is not a reward and punishment system
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.