In this discussion group course, we will introduce the concept of Karma, the principle of cause and effect within the mind; and how we can take personal ownership for our experiences. Using examples from everyday life, we will analyze how specific actions later result in specific feelings of happiness or suffering, giving us the power to navigate our experiences from within our own minds. We will explore purification practices to undo from within the causes of suffering we may have created; and how we can establish a fruitful daily meditation on karma.
This is the fifth course in a 14 part series introducing meditation and Buddhist philosophy, called “Discovering Buddhism” offered by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (https://fpmt.org).
You are welcome to join in at any time and do not need any previous experience to participate in and benefit from this course. As the Dalai Lama says: “Don’t try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a better Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are.”