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.

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

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

Play the videos below and follow along with the slides

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