April 7th, 2011
In today’s Dharmabyte, we continue to explore the theme of Karma by taking a deeper look into the “Characteristics of Mind.” by Dhammadina. What are those five characteristics? Clarity, Cognition, Momentary, Conditioned, Karma. Beautiful and accessible this little Dharma nugget shows us clearly how habitual karma manifest through our mental events. Selected from the popular talk “What is Mind?“
April 4th, 2011
In today’s Dharmabyte, “Visions of Hell’s Extreme Sufferings”, we continue our exploration of the third of the Four Mind Turning Reflections: Karma. Here, Padmavajra offers a clear explanation of the Buddha’s teaching particularly: Not everything we experience now is the result of Karma or unskillful actions. From the second talk in the series Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol).
April 2nd, 2011
Today’s FBA Podcast is titled “Karma and the Consequences of Action”. The fourth talk in a five-part series from Tiratanaloka’s retreat on the ‘Four Mind Turnings’ of the Tibetan tradition. Here Ratnadharini takes us a little closer into the often misunderstood area of karma in Buddhist thinking. She draws out the important details of the process that we call ‘actions and consequences’ – but her emphasis is always on putting what we learn into practice in real life, with other real people.
Talk given at Tiratanaloka Retreat Centre, 2005.
March 31st, 2011
Today’s Dharmabyte continues on the theme of Karma – the third of the Mind Turning Reflections. Here, the inspiring Vajratara likens Karma to a swift river and iron chains exploring imagery in the verses from Tsongkhapa’s text “The Three Principle Aspects of the Path”. “Self-Grasping and the Strong Bonds of Karma”, is selected from the talk “Generating Bodhi Mind.”