Here in the West we have a lot of misconceptions around the word “karma” (which literally means “action”), and for that reason it is often a topic ignored or given only cursory explanation, even in Buddhist classes. But an investigation into and understanding of karma can lead us to lives of great spiritual richness and significance. Using the book Karma: What It Is, What It Isn’t, Why It Matters by Traleg Kyabgon (link to purchase book below), we will explore the importance of our thoughts and actions as foundations for an ethical life and how the teachings on karma can bring us to the end to suffering. Inspirational, indeed!
About the author, who passed away in 2012: TRALEG KYABGON (1955-2012) was born in eastern Tibet and educated by many great masters of all four major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the founder of the Kagyu E-Vam Buddhist Institute, which is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with a major practice center in New York City. He taught extensively at universities and Buddhist centers in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia beginning in 1980, and is the author of numerous books that present Buddhist teachings to Western readers, including The Essence of Buddhism and Mind at Ease.]
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This class meets on 5 Tuesdays from Oct 15 to Nov 12.