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Clarifying Karma and Revealing Buddha Nature

Clarifying Karma and Revealing Buddha Nature

We may feel sympathy for the Buddhist teachings about karma, and want to believe their hopeful message, but can we really take hold of the idea that because we are the ones who place our karmic seeds, we also can remove them?

This talk explores our evolving understanding of (and relationship to) our own karma, and the intuitive response that leads us to purification practices such as the nyungne fasting retreat.

Lama Kathy Wesley

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Kathy Wesley (Lama Gyurme Chötsö) has studied Tibetan Buddhism since 1977. She has been active in the Columbus Karma Thegsum Choling since its inception in 1977, and has served the center in a variety of roles, including meditation instructor, newsletter editor and secretary. From 1986 until 1991, she was the center’s administrative director. Lama Kathy now serves the Columbus KTC as its resident teacher.

From June 1993 until May 1996, Kathy participated in a three-year retreat led by the Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at the Karmé Ling Retreat Center in Delhi, N.Y. You can learn more about her at lamakathy.net