Workshop 1

Karma & Rebirth Workshop 1: Myth-busting


Of all the Buddha’s teachings, kamma is one of the best known and at the same time one of the most misunderstood. So before presenting what the Buddha taught we’re going to clear away a bunch of preconceptions that commonly give rise to confusions. Get your beginner’s mind ready, and prepare to have your beliefs challenged.

Please do not forget to read and contribute to the discussions on the Karma & Rebirth course at SuttaCentral.


We are not supplying a list of suttas for this workshop, as we will be covering a whole range of different issues. Instead, here are some general summaries of the Buddha’s teachings on karma, by Bhikkhu Bodhi and Bhante Dhammika.

Questions on Kamma, by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Good Kamma, Bad Kamma, What Exactly is Kamma? by Bhante Dhammika

The following 5 Workshop sessions were recorded at the Buddhist Library in Sydney on 11th January 2015.

Play the video below and follow along with the slides

Websites Mentioned in part 1:
Fake Buddha Quotes
Discourse at Sutta Central 

The Workshop sessions from the BSWA Dhammaloka Centre in Perth on 25th January 2015 are not currently archived at this site.