Karma: Beyond Cause and Effect and The Owl Precepts

Teaching with Shardröl Du-nyam Wangmo

Friday, February 16, Commons Room, 7:00-9:30PM
Saturday, February 17, Sanctuary and Pavilion, 1:00-4:30PM
Birmingham Unitarian Church
38651 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI, US
Karma: Beyond Cause and Effect
Friday evening

Popular ideas of karma take a fatalistic view — ‘what goes around comes around’ — or a mechanistic understanding of cause and effect — you drop a glass, it breaks. But even a cursory look at the logic of these ideas will find gaps. For example, where and how are these karmas recorded and how is karmic ‘Justice’ dispensed? Ngakma Shardröl will discuss the Buddhist view of karma, and the method of how we can change it.

The Owl Precepts
Saturday afternoon

Ngakma Shardröl will teach on the Five Precepts, practiced in all schools of Buddhism, from the view of Dzogchen. This opens out from the sutric idea of specific prohibited activities to encompass a profound view of how to live as a Buddhist practitioner in a world of complication and contradiction.

$15 Per Teaching Event

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This program is not sponsored by and may not reflect the views of the Birmingham Unitarian Church. BUC is a non-smoking campus including walkways, parking lot and grounds.

All Aro gTer retreats are non-smoking events. Smokers are welcome to attend, but in accordance with Nyingma teaching, and Vajrayana Buddhism in general, we require participants to desist from the smoking of tobacco for the entire duration of the retreat – both on or off the premises where retreats are held. Tobacco in any form should not be brought to the retreat.