Open Future: Beyond Karma - Weekly Class in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John & Eunice St. John

January 2nd—February 6th

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  • $60.00 Sustaining
  • $75.00 Patron
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Room: Brunswick

Six week class at Brunswick Shambhala Wednesdays 6:30pm Jan 2, 2019- Feb 13, 2019


In this new book, The Future Is Open: Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma, Chogyam Trungpa challenges both popular and fundamental misconceptions in our understanding of the Buddhist doctrines of karma and rebirth, sharing a view of the Buddhist path and the practice of meditation that can actually help people to wake up.

This weekly class will explore the classic Buddhist teachings on Karma through a newly published collection of talks by Chogyam Trungpa. Trungpa emphasizes that while the past determines how we got to the present moment, the future is completely open and available for our activity beyond what brought us here. Prior meditation experience will be helpful. Drop-ins welcome.


Open Future: Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma 

By Chogyam Trungpa, edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian, Shambhala Publications 2018

Readings for Six week class Brunswick Shambhala Jan 2-Feb 6 , 2019

Readings for class 2, January 9, 2019: pp. 3-29 , THIS CLASS WAS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER- Readings will be discussed during the 3rd class.

            Chapter 1:Karma, Compassion and the Dark Age

            Ch. 2: Karma and Rebirth

Readings for class 3: pp. 31-62, ch.3 Volitional Action;

            Ch. 4, Past, Present, and Future

            Ch. 5, Karma, Ego, and Buddha Nature

Readings for class 4, pp. 63-88, ch. 6: The Wheel of Life

            Ch. 7, The Power of Flickering Thoughts

Readings for Class 5, pp. 89- 116, Ch. 8: Perpetually Recreating Suffering

            Ch. 9, Choiceless Choice

Readings for Class 6: pp. 117-157, Ch. 10: The Path of Meditation

            Ch. 11: Cutting the Root of Samsara

            Ch. 12: Auspicious Coincidence

            Ch. 13: Karma in Everyday Life: Work, Sex, and Money