2 audio CDs, approximately 2 hours.
Two Master Teachers Illuminate the Mysteries of Karma
Of the many Eastern wisdom teachings to have found
their way westward, the notion of karma may be the most
misunderstood—and most transformative. American-born teacher Pema
Chödrön is renowned for making the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism
accessible, practical, and relevant for Westerners from all walks of
life. But to bring us an understanding of the fundamental concept of
karma, Ani Pema called on one of her own guides. On Karma, she is joined by Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche to present a two-part teaching session on this challenging subject.
What is karma? Is it superstition? Do you have to
believe in reincarnation to understand it? How do I get rid of “bad”
karma? In a dialogue both illuminating and provocative, Pema and
Kongtrül Rinpoche address the most common questions of Western students,
discussing karma on the level of the individual, relationships, and the
community and world at large. Session two then brings us an
inspirational dharma talk with Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche, exploring the
roots of positive and negative karma, how your “good heart” will shape
this life and the next, service versus self-attachment, and much more.
A mature view of karma empowers us to steer our lives through conscious choice rather than conditioned behaviors. Karma gives us a guiding light for living life at the level of cause, not effect, with responsibility and compassion.