Category Archives: 07 Karma

Why karma is not moralistic

My last post was on bringing awareness of karma into our life.  Karma explains what positive and negative actions are and helps us to live and act accordingly. Rigpa has a wonderful free daily email with inspiring quotes from Buddhist … Continue reading

Posted in 07 Karma, Buddhism | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Living with awareness of karma

In my last post I mentioned that I wanted to write about how we can know that a spiritual teacher is an authentic. But since my reflections in the last few days have been on karma I decided to write … Continue reading

Posted in 07 Karma, Buddhism | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Talking to myself

I am still quite busy getting settled into our new home and haven’t had a lot of time for study and practice. But every by and then I manged to remember to reflect on the topic I had set for … Continue reading

Posted in 07 Karma | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How Buddha gained the knowledge of karma

Over the past few days I have looked for teachings on karma in my favorite Dharma books to help me start reflecting on my new topic. I always find stories about the Buddha very inspiring and was delighted when I … Continue reading

Posted in 07 Karma, Karma, zz Buddha | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Karma is calling me

We had a Tsunami warning today because of the disastrous earth quake in Chile. I heard some sirens go off briefly around 5 am but didn’t find out about the warning till about 7 am when our land lady called … Continue reading

Posted in 07 Karma, Karma | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

How can I balance life with spiritual practice?

Life seems like a busy marketplace to me. There is a lot going on, we get bombarded with all sorts of things right and left. On one side there are our responsibilities. There is always something that needs to be … Continue reading

Posted in 06 Death and Impermanence, 07 Karma, Four thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Year – a new beginning

For Tibetans, the main festival of the year is the New Year, which is like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and your birthday all rolled into one. Patrul Rinpoche was a great master whose life was full of eccentric episodes that would … Continue reading

Posted in 05 Preciousness of Human Birth, 06 Death and Impermanence, 07 Karma, zz Patrul Rinpoche, zz Sogyal Rinpoche | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment