It has been advised by many of our DB teachers that this module on All About Karma be delayed until after module 7, Refuge in the Three Jewels. This is personal choice for each student to make depending on their personal inclination.
The MP3 CD version of this program can be played on an MP3 player or on your computer. It cannot be played on an ordinary audio CD player.
Discovering Buddhism is now available online with all the same materials as the hardcopy program and also with some additional materials including the Discovering Buddhism video extract, online electronic quizzes and integrated discussion forum.
This module aims to introduce you to the Buddhist concept of Karma, the law of cause and effect, and what it means to take personal responsibility. Using examples from everyday life we will analyze how 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.
Taught by Renate Ogilvie who, since meeting Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1990, has been studying and teaching Buddhism in the Tibetan tradition at his request. Renate is a psychotherapist working in private practice in Australia. She is interested in applying the principles of the Dharma to the specific suffering of modern life and does this skillfully in this module.
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- Written Guidelines for how to proceed through the program. Download here.
- 4 teaching sessions
- 3 Meditations
- Transcripts of the teachings, guided meditations, and DB Readings as PDF files
- Subject Area summary sheet for All About Karma outlining the topics covered, required readings and practices as well as suggested readings and practices
- Intensive Practice Day (Retreat) outline
- Assessment questions
- Completion card
Required Reading (for those following this program for a certificate) for Module 6:
- Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand
- Healing Anger
- Working With Anger
Suggested Readings for Module 6: (check our Store or Snow Lion/ Wisdom Publications)
- Spiritual Friends
- Becoming Vajrasattva: The Tantric Path of Purification
Download the complete list of required and suggested reading for this program.
Please use Windows Media Player to open these CDs if you are using your computer CD-Rom drive and if they do not open automatically.
for Online version.