How karma is like a boomerang, whatever actions we do return and have a similar effect on us.
Series: Good Karma (Annual Retreat)
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.
How subduing the eight worldly concerns is the first step in living a spiritual or Dharma life.
The meaning of karma, its four principles, three branches, and three kinds of results. How understanding karma helps to understand our experience.
How the two types of buddha nature are the basis for change and awakening. The opening verses on the analogy of peacocks and bodhisattvas.
The heroism of bodhisattvas and how to gradually train the mind to look at the world the way bodhisattvas do.