Februari, 2022

07feb18:0020:00Event överUtvaldaRobina Courtin: Becoming your own therapistVenerable Robina Courtin, Australian-born Buddhist nun with a powerhouse personality. Her history has been one of extremes - from life as a hippie to self-declared communist to feminist before she was drawn to Buddhism.

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(Måndag) 18:00 - 20:00 CET

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We are excited and happy that Venerable Robina Courtin is coming to Yeshin Norbu in person!

In person tickets are sold out.

We really begin to practice when we learn to be our own therapist, as Lama Yeshe puts it: seeing our mind, noticing the anger, the attachment, the fears, and learning to work with them and change them. That’s the real, immediate practice to do. And this is what’s so difficult.

We have sensory consciousness and mental consciousness, so where do these parts of our mind exist? The mental consciousness. That’s where the workshop is, as Lama Zopa Rinpoche says. That’s what we have to become familiar with, that’s what we have to get to know deeply, and that’s where we have to be our own therapist. And that’s what we have to change, because that’s where the potential for enlightenment is. And that’s where all the potential for suffering is.

From Venerable Robina’s blog.

About the teacher

Venerable Robina Courtin, Australian-born Buddhist nun with a powerhouse personality. Her history has been one of extremes – from life as a hippie to self-declared communist to feminist before she was drawn to Buddhism.

Having initially trained as a classical singer she moved to London in 1967, where she lived for four years and became actively involved in the radical left, working mainly with a London-based support group for black and Chicano prisoners. In the early ’70s she became involved in feminist activism and returned to Melbourne in 1972 to work with other radical feminists. In her quest for a spiritual path, Robina also began studying martial arts, first in New York in 1974 and then back in Melbourne in 1976.

Later in 1976 Robina attended a Tibetan Buddhist course in Queensland and in November 1977 she traveled to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal for further studies and became a student of Lama Yeshe. In 1978 she was ordained as a Buddhist nun in Dharamsala, India.

”When I met Buddhism I felt like I had found something I had lost, because, from a karmic point of view, it was something I’d had before, in previous lives. When I heard it again, it was like coming home.”

Read more about Venerable Robina Courtin here: http://www.robinacourtin.com 

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Dates and times: 7 February 18:00-20:00
Weekday: Monday
Language: English

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    Venerable Robina Courtin

    Venerable Robina Courtin, Australian-born Buddhist nun with a powerhouse personality. Her history has been one of extremes – from life as a hippie to self-declared communist to feminist before she was drawn to Buddhism.

    Having initially trained as a classical singer she moved to London in 1967, where she lived for four years and became actively involved in the radical left, working mainly with a London-based support group for black and Chicano prisoners. In the early ’70s she became involved in feminist activism and returned to Melbourne in 1972 to work with other radical feminists. In her quest for a spiritual path, Robina also began studying martial arts, first in New York in 1974 and then back in Melbourne in 1976.

    Later in 1976 Robina attended a Tibetan Buddhist course in Queensland and in November 1977 she traveled to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal for further studies and became a student of Lama Yeshe. In 1978 she was ordained as a Buddhist nun in Dharamsala, India.

    ”When I met Buddhism I felt like I had found something I had lost, because, from a karmic point of view, it was something I’d had before, in previous lives. When I heard it again, it was like coming home.”

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