Thanissaro Bhikkhu: "The War on Karma"

Tuesday April 13th 2010, 7:00PM
Event Sponsor
Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford
Old Union, 3rd Floor, The Sanctuary


Perhaps more than any other of the Buddha’s teachings, the teaching on karma has met with a great deal of resistance from Western Dharma teachers. This talk will focus on why this is so, and on how a correct understanding of the teaching would help to counter the reasons for this resistance.



Venerable Thanissaro Bhikkhu is of the Thai forest kammatthana tradition. He studied meditation under Ajaan Fuang Jotiko and was ordained in 1976, He helped Ajaan Suwat Suvaco establish Wat Mettavanaram (Metta Forest Monastery) and was made abbot of the forest in 1993. His long list of publications includes “The Agendas of Mindfulness,” “Basic Breath Meditation Instructions,” “The Economy of Gifts,” “Educating Compassion,” “Karma,” The Buddhist Monastic Code, Volume I: The Patimokkha Training Rules Translated and Explained, and The Buddhist Monastic Code, Volume II: The Khandhaka Rules Translated and Explained.