Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Good Karma: Solving problems at their root

Good Karma 06

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.

  • Taking responsibility for our self-centered actions
  • Transforming our minds to solve problems
  • Commentary on Verse 5
    • Ignorance creates destructive actions
    • The aims of bodhisattvas
    • Wrathful deities: Yamantaka
    • Karma is not a reward and punishment system
  • Commentary on Verse 6
    • Confronting self-grasping ignorance and self-centered thought
    • Seeing the kindness of others
    • Reciprocating the kindness received from others
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.