I leave this for you: http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/ar ... asics.html
If you are interested in the practices, please contact a center or monastery.
To avoid misunderstanding of karma since I write here on open internet; suffering/happiness is the result of past actions. But in these actions is no bad or good entity standing on its own, by that the result is not a curse or gift
All our phenomenal experiences (happiness, unhappiness) are connected with the fate of others. Altruistic actions for the welfare of all beings, in these is ones' own welfare accomplished.
Therefore there is taught that recalling mindfulness right now at the present moment is important.
“Sentient beings, self and others, enemies and dear ones—all are made by thoughts. It is like seeing a rope and mistaking it for a snake. When we think that the rope is a snake, we are scared, but once we see that we are looking at a rope, our fear dissipates. We have been deluded by our thoughts. Likewise, mentally fabricating self and others, we generate attachment and aversion.” ~Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche