Karma: A User's Guide
"Karma" is a word that many people use but few people really understand. When Buddha used the word karma to explain how certain actions produce certain effects, his original intention was to help people avoid unnecessary problems and pains and find fulfillment and happiness. In this series of practical meditations and teachings on karma, we'll come to understand what karma really means and how we can utilize our understanding to create a better life.
Every class will begin with a brief introduction, followed by a guided breathing meditation and the Liberating Prayer. After meditation, there will be a short teaching and time for Q&A.
How to Find the Classroom
If you are driving, follow Queen Street from Church Street. Look for a walled parking lot on your right halfway up the block. If you get to Meeting Street, you’ve gone too far. There is a large round mirror on the top of the wall at the entrance to the parking lot which will help you notice the lot. Once you park, you will need to walk into this lot; however, parking is no longer allowed in this lot and you can be towed if you park here. There is metered parking on the street and there is a parking garage on Cumberland Street. Our classroom is in the glass building on the second floor. Come through the gate and under the building. The stairs are on the left.
If you are walking, from Meeting Street you may be able to enter the Circular Church Graveyard if the gate is open. If so, come to the right of the church to the back building. Our classroom is on the second floor of the glassed-in area. The steps are to the right if you are facing the building. If the gate to the graveyard is closed, come around the corner to Queen Street and enter the walled parking lot on the left-hand side of the street. There is a large round mirror on the top of the wall which will help you notice the lot. Walk to the back of the lot, our classroom is in the glass building to your left. You will need to walk through the gate and under the building. From here, the steps are on your left.
May 7: What is karma? And why should we care?
May 14: The most important things to know about karma, part 1
May 21: The most important things to know about karma, part 2
May 28: Karma and the confidence to change
June 4: There is no "instant karma"
June 11: Purifying negative karma