Program Details

Karma & the Six Realms:  A Buddhist Path to Sanity and Liberation


with Deborah Zarate
May 13 / 6:30 PM - June 10 / 8:30 PM

This 5-week course will be an exploration into the principles of Karma using the book by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche: The Future is Open: Good Karma, Bad Karma and Beyond Karma.  


According to Chogyam Trungpa, an understanding of karma is good news! When aligned with a meditation practice, reflecting on karma can help us discern a path to sanity right within our own minds and experience. During this course, we will follow the outline of the book and examine the Buddhist teachings on selflessness and co-dependent origination -- using the models of the Five Skandhas, the Twelve Nidanas and the Six Realms of existence - most evocatively pictured as "The Wheel of Life." These teachings on karma go right to the heart of ignorance and self-deception by exposing the confusing patterns of attachment that fuel so much suffering in our lives. 


Cost: please do not let financial constraints prevent you from participating in this class -- pay what you can.  The patron price is for those who can afford more and would like to make an additional contribution to the Milwaukee Shambhala Center.

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