Lamrim: the Gradual Path to Enlightenment

Teachings on Karma
Venerable Thubten Chodron
Dharma Friendship Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA
30 April - 1 May 2006

Part 1 (30 April 2006) [52 minutes] Download mp3 file

  • Venerable Chodron explains karma, the 4 characteristics of karma,
    destructive and constructive actions.

Part 1 (30 April 2006) Questions and Answers [15 minutes] Download mp3 file

  • What is the difference between the remediation of precepts for a
    monastic and a lay practitioner?
  • Do we create karma when watching movies?
  • Taking precepts if you are prone to feeling guilty.
  • Can you explain the precept to not sing or dance?
  • In regard to karma created with a spiritual intent, does it matter if you are
    Buddhist or non-Buddhist?

Part 2 (1 May 2006) [33 minutes] Download mp3 file

  • Venerable Chodron continues her talk on karma including how we can work with karma to create the kind of situations we want. She also explains the parts of a completed karma and the different types of karmic results.


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