Workshop 4

Karma & Rebirth Workshop 4: The Evidence

Introduction

Are rebirth and kamma just traditional Buddhist ideas, or is there any evidence to substantiate them? What kinds of things would constitute good evidence? What principles are contained in the suttas themselves to guide us? Are certain aspects of the Buddhist teachings better supported than others? In this session we will introduce the groundbreaking research of Ian Stevenson and Jim Tucker, and look at the evidence for, and sceptical response to, the notion that rebirth can be supported within a scientific context.

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

The following Workshop session was recorded at the Buddhist Library in Sydney on 19th April 2015.
This is followed by 4 Youtube videos that are referred to in the talk. 

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Karma and Rebirth Workshop IV - Evidence
Karma and Rebirth Workshop IV - Evidence
4 Year Old Boy Plays Piano Better Than Any Master
4 Year Old Boy Plays Piano Better Than Any Master
The Story of Nicola, Reincarnation Experiments
The Story of Nicola, Reincarnation Experiments
Reincarnation Stories BANNED Past Life Evidence PROOF Documentary Discovery National Geographic
Reincarnation Stories BANNED Past Life Evidence PROOF Documentary Discovery National Geographic
Scientific Evidence for Reincarnation by Dr Ian Stevenson
Scientific Evidence for Reincarnation by Dr Ian Stevenson

The following 3 sessions were recorded at the BSWA Dhammaloka Centre in Perth on 26th April 2015.

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Kamma and Rebirth in Early Buddhism Workhop 4 Session 1
Kamma and Rebirth in Early Buddhism Workhop 4 Session 1
Piano Prodigy  Child Genious 5 Years Old
Piano Prodigy Child Genious 5 Years Old
4 Year Old Boy Plays Piano Better Than Any Master
4 Year Old Boy Plays Piano Better Than Any Master
Kamma and Rebirth in Early Buddhism Workshop 4 Session 2
Kamma and Rebirth in Early Buddhism Workshop 4 Session 2
Kamma and Rebirth in Early Buddhism Workshop 4 Session 3
Kamma and Rebirth in Early Buddhism Workshop 4 Session 3
Reincarnation Stories BANNED Past Life Evidence PROOF Documentary Discovery National Geographic
Reincarnation Stories BANNED Past Life Evidence PROOF Documentary Discovery National Geographic