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All About Karma (Discovering Buddhism)

Understanding karma – the law of causality – as it works internally in our own mind. As we discover how karma functions, we will be able to take control of our own life and make sure we put in place all the causes for happiness, not suffering.

This module aims to introduce you to the Buddhist concept of Karma, or internal cause and effect, and what it means to take personal responsibility. Using examples from everyday life we will analyse how our actions determine their results and cause us to experience either happiness or suffering. We will explore purification practices and establish a daily meditation on Karma.

Discover effective tools to accumulate merit – the cause of happiness and success – and purify mistaken actions done in the past. In addition, explore ways to become adept at dealing with life most effectively and thereby take control of your future.


Four Principles of karma
Ten non-virtuous actions and their results
Four parts of a karmic deed
The practice of rejoicing
Importance of motivation and how to make every action meaningful
Four opponent powers and their relation to the four kinds of karmic results
The six methods of purification
Importance of accumulation of merit and purification
Merit as the source of all happiness, success and realisations
The practice of patience since anger destroys all merit

DB Required Reading, All About Karma, photocopied booklet
Wish-fulfilling Golden Sun, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (pp. 76-83) photocopied booklet
Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, by Pabongkha Rinpoche (pp.430-470)
Healing Anger, by HH the Dalai Lama
Short Vajrasattva Practice, sadhana by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Meditation on one’s current habits of mind
Nyung-Ne retreat
Eight Mahayana Precepts for a day on auspicious days
Vajrasattva practice day
Inner Job Description self-evaluation sheets

Afflictions to Perfections game
Begin filling in your own “Steps to Enlightenment” record
Inner Job Description (IJD) practice from Rinpoche
Spiritual Friends: Meditations by Monks and Nuns of the IMI, ed. Thubten Dhondrup
Ethics for the New Millennium, HH the Dalai Lama, DVD and book
Making Life Meaningful, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, LYWA book
Becoming Vajrasattva, by Lama Yeshe
Teachings from the Vajrasattva Retreat, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Ethics for the New Millenium, HH the Dalai Lama, DVD
Arising from the Flames: Overcoming Anger Through Patience, HH the Dalai Lama, DVD


May 1, 2019


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Langri Tangpa Buddhist Centre
535 Old Cleveland Road
Camp Hill, QLD 4152 Australia


Eddie Peet


By donation (suggested $10 per class, but no set amount) Bound notes for the unit are $30.

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