Registration required. This course is presented via Zoom on a donation basis – please see registration form for more details.
4 Week Course
Romanian time: 7pm – 8:30pm Wednesdays in August (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th)
Mountain time (USA): 10am – 11:30am
Join us for a series of teachings with Venerable Robina Courtin “The Minds and Lives of All Beings Play Out within the Natural Law of Karma”.
Karma, a Sanskrit word meaning “action”, is being used extensively and understood sparingly. In Buddhism (and not only) karma refers to a natural law of the Universe as we see it – every intention and action bring about a subsequent result. Being aware of our own motives is one of the best practices we can master in order to avoid future suffering.
“Karma relates closely to the law of cause and effect that we see operating all the time in the natural world. Everything in the external physical world is a product of cause and effect, so it is illogical to think that the internal environment of the mind is any different.
Just believing an action is positive doesn’t make it positive. Unless we understand karma and know the difference between positive and negative karma, we can unintentionally create the cause for terrible suffering.
Positive karma, negative karma, it is just a movement of the mind, just a function of mind. Everything is habitual, and so we can change that function by changing the habit. We can learn to recognize a harmful habit as negative karma and work on the mind until that is changed into a positive, beneficial state of mind. It’s just a matter of function. Karma is not magic.” (Understanding Karma by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche)
Since being ordained as a Buddhist nun in the late 1970s, Ven. Robina has worked full-time for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s FPMT. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom.
This event is organised by Center of White Mahakala FPMT SG (www.whitemahakala.ro) & Compassion Wisdom Flower FPMT SG (https://www.facebook.com/compassionwisdomflower)
?LOCATION: ONLINE ON ZOOM
The event will take place on the Zoom online platform – you can access it directly in your Chrome browser or you can download the app on your computer, phone or tablet.
❗️ Please register using the enrollment form: https://forms.gle/34suzppCCsch8mWDA. You will receive the ZOOM link in the day of the event, on the e-mail address provided in the registration form.
Suggested donation: 40 lei (8 Euros) for Non-Members or FREE FOR MEMBERS.
Let us know if you have financial difficulties and we will offer you a discount.
We welcome you all of any faiths and backgrounds!!