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  • Featured Good Karma Music Story from Las Vegas (2/3/2023)

    This week’s story comes from a good samaritan in Las Vegas who gives their possessions to those who are in need. 

    “I give away what I don’t use to those who are in need. I see a person walking in the pouring rain without an umbrella, I give them mine. I offered my jacket and tent to a homeless person. I cover homeless people sleeping without a blanket in winter with a warm quilt. It’s not the case that I hold onto possessions thinking I might need it later. I give away my own blessings without hesitation.”

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  • Featured Good Karma Music Story from Iris (1/21/2023)

    This week’s story is from Iris in San Jose, California. She and her family wrote thank-you notes and left tips for the hotel staff who helped make their vacation possible, acknowledging their hard work. 

    “Our family just came back from our year-end trip. We spent six nights in four hotels during the trip, and were very grateful to hotel staff who still worked very hard during the holiday season. We left tips and hand-written thank you notes in the hotel room when we checked out, . . . in the tipping box of the hotel dining room, and tipped the hotel staff who made breakfast for us. Sharing the earth together, we are like a big family and we are interdependent and interconnected. Without the work of all the people, our vacation would not be possible. Happy New Year to all my family members on this earth! Love you all!”

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  • Featured Good Karma Music Story from the US (1/13/2023)

    The first featured story of the year comes from someone in the USA, who helped make their sister’s birthday dream possible by making clay items for everyone to paint. 

    “My sister wanted to celebrate her birthday painting ceramics with her friends, but after realizing that it might be too expensive for everyone, I came up with an idea. I told her to ask her friends what they wanted to paint, and over the course of two weeks, I made the items they wanted out of air-dry clay. I went and bought more paint brushes, just to make sure they had enough to share. Her friends came over to our house and got to sit, talk, and laugh together while painting. I heard some of her friends say that it was their first time painting clay. At the end of the day, they all took home their finished pieces, smiling as they left. I’m really glad I could help them have this experience together.”

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  • Featured Good Karma Music Story: It feels good to give (12/31/2022)

    The final featured story this year is “It feels good to give,” from Anonymous in Bridgewater, USA, where our storyteller lends a snowblower to neighbors after a snowfall.

    “During the snowstorm in February, we had about two feet of snow over one night. We have a powerful snow blower and it only took us forty minutes to clean our driveway. After we were done, we let three neighbors use our snow blower to clean their driveway. It feels good to help someone.”

    Tell us your act of kindness at Good Karma Music and get to choose a complimentary music album.

  • Featured Good Karma Music Story from K L (12/23/2022)

    This week’s story is “Cards of Kindness” by K L from London, who worked with their kids to make personalized Christmas cards to cheer others up.

    “. . . My kids created Christmas cards and gave gifts to the mail carriers, who throughout this whole pandemic have been serving the community, delivering packages and parcels while we stay safe at home. The kids were excited to give the gifts and cards. The recipients were touched by the gesture, and said what made them really happy was the personalised cards from the kids. . . . We then decided to make more Christmas cards with good well-wishes and sent them to a care home, hoping it will cheer up some of the residents there especially at a difficult time where they can not see their families. I hope this will now be a yearly thing we do during Christmas, where the kids change their focus from what presents they want to what they can give to others.”

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  • Featured Good Karma Music Story from Anhnhat (12/16/2022)

    This week’s story comes from Anhnhat who is translating a repentance text into English so that the kids in the youth group can understand.

    “I am a leader in the Vietnamese Buddhist Youth Association. Every week, we chant our repentance in the Vietnamese language. The American-born kids have a hard time understanding the repentance because it is not in English. I have combined many partial translations of our repentance into one translation and also translated some parts of it. So far, I have finished about 80%. I will finish the rest very soon.”

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  • Featured Good Karma Music Story from Susan (12/10/2022)

    This week’s story comes from Susan in Hercules, USA, who taught her first grade students how to be mindful of their behavior.

    “I teach first graders at a public elementary school. . . Sometimes, they can’t stop talking. To help them, I taught them to ‘Sit like a bell.’ Bells do not talk. So they learn to sit and listen (and take turns to talk). At recess, when lining up, they learn to ‘Stand like a tree,’ so no one is swinging their lunch bags and hitting anyone. When they walk down to the lunchroom, they learn to ‘Walk like the wind’ and not run for they might fall. Once I asked if anyone has heard of meditation. Half the class started to cross their legs and put their hands on their laps like the character Aang in the kids’ Netflix series Avatar. I taught them to hold their hands in a diamond mudra. To help them be kind, every child who does good and kind deeds in school gets Excellence Cards each week. Hopefully, they will remember. Next, I will teach them how to meditate.”

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  • Featured Good Karma Music Story from Connie (12/2/2022)

    This week’s featured story comes from Connie N. in Singapore, who had conversations with fellow patients at the hospital before and after her surgery, and found it helped calm herself and others down from being worried.

    “When I was in the hospital for my open heart surgery, before and after the surgery, I tried to speak to other patients next to me because they looked worried. We encouraged each other at the same time and after I spoke to them, I felt they were more relieved and for myself, I felt that the pain was not so painful anymore.”

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  • Featured Good Karma Music Story from Cary (11/10/2022)

    This week’s story comes from Cary in Shanghai, China who helped replace the light bulbs that went out for the safety of the local elderly folks. 

    “My family lives on the fifth floor of a six-storey building. There are many elderly living there. One day I found that the lights in the third and fifth floor had gone out. These two lights are in the public corridor. It was dangerous for the elderly to go downstairs that evening. So I asked my parents for help and replaced them at once. After solving this problem, I am very glad to see these lights shining at night. It’s useful for the elderly in case of any unexpected accident. Meanwhile I hope these lights will illuminate the wisdom of the native inhabitants in their hearts. They will have access to the Buddhadharma in the future. Amitabha!”

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  • Featured Good Karma Music Story from A & P (11/5/2022)

    This week’s story comes from some students at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas! A & P helped set up for an event, as well as install hundreds of plants. 

    “We helped set up the chairs, tents, and banner for Honoring Elders Day last weekend. Some of us volunteers also installed 480 plants over the weekend as well as a part of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas’ new retention pond/sewage system. Only 3500 plants left to go! Very hard work, but worth every bead of sweat!”

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