DB6: All About Karma

Thursdays, Mar 20 to Apr 24 (no class on April 3rd)

Discovering Buddhism continues…

2014 welcomes Venerable Drimay as our new Discovering Buddhism teacher. She has over ten years’ experience teaching these courses at our Silicon Valley center.


The major topics covered in  All About Karma will be

  1. Why Things Happen
  2. The Mechanics of Karma
  3. How Bad Karma Gets Created
  4. Purifying Bad Karma
  5. Creating the Causes for Favorable Results

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.


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. Get the password for the DB Homework Page in class.

DB Homework Page

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.

Mark your calendar: The practice day for DB6: All About Karma will be on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30am to 4:30pm, at Land of Medicine Buddha.

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

Benefits of Membership

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Date(s): Thursdays, Mar 20 to Apr 24 (no class on April 3rd)
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Drimay
Type of event: Discovering Buddhism
Number of sessions: 5 + practice day
Level: Introductory
Participation: Begin with the first class of this course.
Location: Main Gompa
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