All Buddhist practices are based upon the laws of karma, and so it is crucial to understand thoroughly how karma works to succeed in any and every Buddhist path. This Course is based upon the Treasure House of Higher Knowledge (Abhidharma Kosha) by Master Vasubandhu (350 AD).

Topics include: an Abhidharma overview; the definition and nature of karma; good, bad and neutral karma; karma of body, speech, and mind; the definition of virtue and non-virtue; black and white deeds; projecting and finishing karma; karmic consequences; how karma is carried; how emptiness allows karma to function; karmic paths; the five immediate misdeeds; how to make a karmic result powerful; and the purification of karma. 

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Class One: Introduction to Abhidharma

Class Two: The Nature of Karma and What it Produces

Class Three: Types of Deeds and the Nature of Motivation

Class Four: Divisions and Results of Karma

Class Five: How Karma is Carried

Class Six: Karma and Emptiness

Class Seven: Black and White Karma and Karmic Paths

Class Eight: Cutting Root Virtue and Projecting Karma

Class Nine: Five Heinous Deeds

Class Ten: How to Make Karma Powerful

Class Eleven: Karma Purification and Course Review