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COURSE 5: How Karma Works,
Level One of Higher Knowledge (Abhidharma)

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.

WRITTEN MATERIALS:
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.

DOWNLOAD:
All of the files below can be easily downloaded as a ZIP file for easy printing. Course5.zip (1.24 MB)

QUICK VIEWING:
Course Five contains the following PDF files for their corresponding sections:
Binder Cover & Spine
Overview of the teacher training program
Prayers, Course Syllabus & Readings
Class Notes
Homework
Quizzes
Final Examination
Answer Key
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.

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CLASS ONE: Introduction to Abhidharma
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CLASS TWO: The Nature of Karma; What Karma Produces
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CLASS THREE: Types of Deeds; The Nature of Motivation
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CLASS FOUR: Division of Karma & Karmic Results
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CLASS FIVE: How Karma is Carried
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CLASS SIX: Karma & Emptiness
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CLASS SEVEN: Black & White Karma; Karmic Path
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CLASS EIGHT: Cutting Root Virtue; Projecting Karma
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CLASS NINE: Five Heinous Deeds
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CLASS TEN: How to Make Karma Powerful
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CLASS ELEVEN: Karma Purification; Course Review
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