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.
First there was nothing. Then God said: “ May there be light!” And there was light.
There was still nothing, but now that was much better to see.
All plays freely as a symphony orchestra without conductor.