Here’s a nice one from our archives. Geshe Michael taught this course in Brisbane, Australia in 1998. It’s a condensed version of ACI 5 with a lot of nice audience interaction and great questions.

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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ACI 5 Como funciona el karma

ACI 5 Como funciona el karma (PDF)