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Karma Lab: You Can Change Your Destiny As Much As You Want, Right Now
November 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmDonation-based
Hi everyone! Hope this message finds you well. We’re going to start a new series of classes on Buddhism which focuses on each concept taught in Buddhism. On Wednesdays we’re going to learn about the basics of karma.
The following is an excerpt from the book If you plant seeds of happiness, flowers of happiness will bloom by Kazushi Okamoto:
The first step on the road to happiness is not blaming things on your destiny, even when you feel that
“Things just don’t work out well for me . . .”
How do we feel when unexpected things happen? When it’s something good, we think, “Gee, I’m lucky!” When, on the other hand, it’s something bad we ask, “Why me?” Or we think, “It’s not my fault—it was just a piece of bad luck.” Thus, when something unexpected happens, which is to say, when something whose cause we cannot determine happens, we use expressions like “luck,” “coincidence,” or “by chance.”
But let’s stop and think about the matter. If you look up “chance” or “coincidence” in the dictionary, the definition is, “Something that occurs without a cause.” But are there in fact things that happen without causes? Let’s learn from the wisdom in the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha.
We’re able to continue bringing these Dharma sessions for you thanks to the generosity of those of you who support us. Let me take a moment to express our gratitude now. If you too are able to support our cause, you can offer your donations on PayPal or Venmo to Bita Enayati at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support and encouragement in helping us continue to bring quality teachings to you, day in, day out. It’s not the amount that matters but your desire to be part of a cause greater than ourselves.
Stay well and let’s go forward towards the light of unconditional goodness together! Please message me at email@example.com with your self-introduction if you’d like to get to know each other more and also to confirm your RSVP.
If you’re interested in learning Buddhism but have a schedule conflict, please write to me for a one on one session.
Bita and Yuichi Asakura