Tuesdays, Jan 8 to Feb 5 2019. 7pm-8:45pm

His Holiness the Dalai Lama opened the U.S. Senate on March 6, 2014, with this verse:

“With our thoughts we make our world.
Our mind is central, and precedes our deeds.
Speak or act with a pure mind
and happiness will follow you, like a shadow that never leaves.”

This course will look into how we create the causes for our experiences through our mind, by way of karma. The process of karma can be thought of as psychological cause and effect. We will look into the Buddhist view of why anything happens in our life, working our way up to learning to work with karma to get the results we want. This is a fun module with activities that involve practicing with your own actions.

Don’t worry about the course number. (This happens to be DB course #6, but we’re not offering them in order.) You can join in on Discovering Buddhism at the beginning of any module.

Topics:

The major topics covered in All About Karma will be

  • Why Things Happen
  • The Mechanics of Karma
  • How Bad Karma Gets Created
  • Purifying Bad Karma
  • Creating the Causes for Favorable Results

Format:

The way Venerable Drimay leads these classes, there will be some short meditations throughout the evening and a break about half-way through.

There will be reading homework. The reading assignments will be provided to you, free of charge, in digital form, i.e., as a PDF which you can either read on your tablet or computer or print out.

Each module includes an experiential element in the form of a Saturday practice day or a weekend retreat. This is required in order to get your completion certificate for the course.

See more about the whole Discovering Buddhism program at Land of Medicine Buddha, here.

Venerable DrimayAbout the Instructor

Venerable Drimay is our regular Discovering Buddhism teacher. She has been teaching Discovering Buddhism since 2002. See more about our instructors.

Participation

Drop in on the first class to see if it suits you. Online registration below gives various options for donating to support this program. The Dharma center depends on your contributions to make classes like this possible. However, we don’t want anyone to feel that there is an obstacle if they are unable to donate. All are welcome.

Benefits of Membership

Scholar-level membership covers donations for regular classes. Look into becoming a Scholar.

Date(s): Tuesdays, Jan 8 to Feb 5 2019. 7pm-8:45pm
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Drimay
Type of event: Discovering Buddhism
Number of sessions: 5
Level: Introductory
Participation: Best to start at with the first class of this course.
Location: Main Gompa
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Registration and Donations for DB6: All About Karma

Ticket Type Price Spaces
1. I am a Scholar Member (db6)
(or higher level member)
$0.00
2. Generous Donation for the Whole Course (db6) $108.00
3. Basic Donation for the Whole Course (db6) $75.00
4. Will Give at Door $0.00
5. Sangha / LMB Staff $0.00
Gift of Dharma
- to support the Dharma program. (Select multiple "spaces" if you want to give more than $10.)
$10.00