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COURSE 5: How Karma Works,
All Buddhist practices are based upon the laws of karma, and so it is crucial to understand thoroughly how karma works to succeed in any and every Buddhist path. This Course is based upon the Treasure House of Higher Knowledge (Abhidharma Kosha) by Master Vasubandhu (350 AD), along with its commentary by the First Dalai Lama. Topics include: an Abhidharma overview; the definition and nature of karma; good, bad and neutral karma; karma of body, speech, and mind; the definition of virtue and non-virtue; black and white deeds; projecting and finishing karma; karmic consequences; how karma is carried; how emptiness allows karma to function; karmic paths; the five immediate misdeeds; how to make a karmic result powerful; and the purification of karma.
This Online Formal Study Course consists of eleven classes, each of which has approximately two hours of audio, along with corresponding written materials.
The complete audio and written materials can also be ordered by mail.
The written materials for this Course are contained in nine PDF documents which can be downloaded, printed and assembled into a three-ring binder, or simply openend into a new browser window for quick viewing.
All of the files below can be easily downloaded as a ZIP file for easy printing. Course5.zip (1.24 MB)
Course Five contains the following PDF files for their corresponding sections:
Binder Cover & Spine
Overview of the teacher training program
Prayers, Course Syllabus & Readings
Tibetan Study Materials
The class notes were taken by a student in the original live classes, and youíll need these for reference as whatís written on the board isnít always spoken.
The Acrobat Reader is required to view these documents and is available for free from this link.
The class lectures are available below in Real Audio format and have been divided into smaller parts for ease of listening and downloading. These may be downloaded for saving and playing offline or listened to in streaming format which will play immediately.
The Real Audio 8 Basic Player is necessary and is available for free at this link.
The audio class lectures are also available in MP3 format as one larger file per class. To download an MP3 file directly to your hard disk, right click on the link and use the command "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As..."