Karma and Narratives of Past and Future Lives

Onsite and Zoom

February 17 – 19
Friday 7:30 – 9 pm, Saturday 10-noon, 2 – 4pm
Sunday 10-noon

How does karma work? Do impressions from past actions immutably determine our future? Or do we have the power to effect change? This seminar will explore core texts from the Upanisads and the Yogavasistha that invite us to think about how all three moments of time interact: past, present, and future. We will also explore Buddhist and Jain narratives of animals that show nobility, tender affection, and wisdom. Weather permitting, the workshop will include a guided walk on the labyrinth, journaling, and reflective sharing.
Single session $15 Weekend $50

Christopher Key Chapple is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and Director of the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He has published more than 20 books, including Living Landscapes: Meditations on the Five Elements in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Yogas (SUNY Press, 2020).