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Lamrim: the Gradual Path to Enlightenment

Rebirth and Karma:
Is Belief in Them Crucial to Buddhist Practice?

Venerable Thubten Chodron
Boise, Idaho USA
9 September 2006


Part 1: Rebirth and Karma (9 September 2006) [52 minutes] : download mp3 file

  • Ven. Chodron explains why it is important to believe in rebirth and karma if one is going to practice the Dharma in depth and wishes to gain realizations and follow the path.

Part 2: Rebirth and Karma Q&A (9 September 2006) [28 minutes] : download mp3 file

  • Is what you are now the sum total of all your previous karma?
  • When events happen is it due to cause and effect or randomness?
  • Do we have permanent or long-term connections with other people or
    teachers?
  • When you die is there a merging of consciousness?

 

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