Three day seminar: "Karma: why we do what we do - and its consequences"

"Karma" literally means "action". It is easy to realise that actions have causes – and consequences. Not always of the type we are wishing for. What influences our actions? Intentions and reasons, inner and outer conditions, good and bad luck. Buddhists call it good or bad karma, or merit.

Every half day there will be a short introductory note, exercises in silence and with guidance, exchange in pairs or in the whole group, as well as tips for everyday life.


We strongly recommend to attend the lecture on Thursday evening as a preparation for the seminar. It is also possible to attend one or two days only.


Please bring writing utensils and comfortable clothes.

(Teaching in German)  


First lecture by Sylvia Wetzel: "Karma: intent, causes and consequences of actions" on Thursday, 19 April 2018, 19:00 >>

Second lecture by Sylvia Wetzel: "Buddhist ethics in everyday life: do no harm" on Friday, 20 April 2018, 19:00 >>

Weekend seminar with Christine Schnitzer: "Does ethical behaviour still pay off nowadys?". Sat, 23 Sun, 22 June 2018. Information and registration
Venue: She Drup Ling Graz, Griesgasse 2, 8020 Graz


The seminar is part of our study programme "Discovering Buddhism". More information and registration >>


Friday, 20, to Sunday, 22 April 2018

(Fri & Sat 10:00 - 13:00 u. 14:00 - 17:00, Sun 10:00 ca. 14:00)

Sylvia Wetzel
(voluntary donation)

Donation (€ 230 – € 150 recommended)

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  • First lecture: "Karma: intent, causes and consequences of actions" by Sylvia Wetzel
    Thursday, 19 April 2018, 19:00 – 21:00

  • First seminar: "Karma: why we do, what we do, and its consequences" with Sylvia Wetzel

    Time: Fri, 20 – Sun, 22 April 2018
    Fri+Sat, 10:00–13:00 /14:00–17:00
    Sun, 10:00 – 14:00
    Venue: She Drup Ling Graz

  • Second lecture: "Buddhist ethics in everyday life: do no harm" by Sylvia Wetzel
    Fri, 20 April 2018, 19:00 – 21:00

  • The weekly meetings will be prepared and guided by Christine Schnitzer. The topic will be discussed with regard to its meaning for everyday life. Through interaction with the teacher and other students, practical exercises, meditation and further reading or watching movies, the theoretical knowledge is integrated with practical experience.
    Time: on Wednesdays from 19:00 – 21:00
    26/4, 3/5, 10/5, 17/5, 24/5, 31/5, 7/6, 14/6, and 21/6

  • Second seminar: "Does ethical behaviour still pay off nowadys?" with Christine Schnitzer
    Time: Sat, 24 June 9:30 – 18:00,
                Sun, 25 June 9:30 – 14:00
    Venue: She Drup Ling Graz, Griesgasse 2

Sylvia Wetzel

Sylvia Wetzel, writer, meditation teacher, student of Lama Thubten Yeshe since 1977. Head of the Buddhist Arytara seminar house and Diamant-Verlag in Bavaria for eight years. Long-standing collaboration in the DBU e.V. (German Buddhist Union) and the journal "Lotosblätter" (now "Buddhismus Aktuell"). Founding member of the International Organisation of Buddhist Women, Sakyadhita (Bodhgaya 1987), of the International Network of Western Buddhist Teachers (Dharamsala 1993) and the Buddhist Academy Berlin Brandenburg (2001). Pioneer of Buddhism in the West. Author of numerous books.
Christine Schnitzer Christine Schnitzer

Study programme „Discovering Buddhism“

Teaching degree for mathematics and PE, hospice service

Experience in studies and retreats for many years

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