We spend our lives being seduced by the outside world, believing without question that happiness and suffering come from ‘out there.’ In reality, Buddhist teachings explain that they come from the way we perceive and interpret things, not the things themselves. It’s a question of knowing yourself well – taking responsibility, but on the basis of the fact that you can change.
The crucial understanding to take from this room is: I can change. It sounds so simple, it’s almost embarrassing but you check the major level at which we suffer when things are going bad, we cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is why we despair. –Ven. Robina Courtin
Bookings appreciated, but you can also come along on the night. Enjoy tea and coffee in reception before the talk. Entry is by donation (suggested $20, but there is no set amount, please offer what you are comfortable with). Doors open at 6 pm for a 7 pm start.
Ven. Robina Courtin has been a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for over 40 years. With boundless energy and charisma, her style when teaching the Dharma is sparklingly clear, direct and compassionate. She leaves an indelible impression on everyone she meets. Introducing basic Buddhist philosophy in a practical way, Ven. Robina addresses crowds both large and small, going one-to-one with any Dharma student who needs her.