Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, Why It Matters

Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, Why It Matters

by Traleg Kyabgon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590308882
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 455,080
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

TRALEG KYABGON (1955-2012) was born in eastern Tibet and educated by many great masters of all four major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the founder of the Kagyu E-Vam Buddhist Institute, which is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with a major practice center in New York City. He taught extensively at universities and Buddhist centers in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia beginning in 1980, and is the author of numerous books that present Buddhist teachings to Western readers, including The Essence of Buddhism and Mind at Ease.

Table of Contents

Foreword Ogyen Trinley Dorje vii

Introduction 1

1 The Origins of the Concept of Karma 13

2 The Buddha's View of Karma 27

3 The Yogacara School's Contribution to Karmic Theory 59

4 The Bardo Teachings on Death, Intermediate State, and Rebirth 65

5 No Karma-Emptiness and the Two Truths 73

6 Meaning in Life and the Fear of Death 85

7 Immortality, Reincarnation, and Rebirth 97

8 Karmic Theory as a Possible Foundation for Ethics 105

9 The Empirical Aspects of Karmic Theory and Rebirth 121

10 Working with Karma 135

Conclusion 145

Notes 151

Bibliography 153

Index 155

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