Special Lecture: It's Your Choice(s) -- The Bhavrachakra, Karma

Lecturer: Chris Rebholz
Sunday, January 22nd
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $20 Public, $15 Members per talk
Prerequisite: None

How do you know what you know? How do you make decisions? How does it affect your karma? A lot of the answers lie in the Bhavrachakra, one of the classic Buddhist works of art. You can find a version of the Bhavrachakra on the back wall of the Shrine Room. It provides a visual representation of how we make our choices in life, which directly affects our future paths. This talk will give an explanation of each of the segments of the painting, and how it integrates with your sensory perception. Note: to truly understand the Bhavrachakra, it helps to understand the basic concepts of emptiness and dependent origination.. Please either have an understanding of these two topics, or attend the class on the Heart Sutra which will occur at 8:30 that morning.

Chris Rebholz has been a member of Sakya Monastery since 2006. She is still trying to wake up.