How do we find peace when everything around us seems so crazy? Whether we are overwhelmed by troubled relationships, a stressful job, the hectic demands of family life or the uncertain state of global affairs; we can undo destructive habits of reacting to our external world.
Ven. Robina Courtin will share some key aspects of Buddhist ‘mind-training’ practices, which help us transform problems into opportunities and maintain a positive and peaceful inner life in the face of life’s challenges.
A calm mind can be a busy, engaged mind. What causes the problems isn’t a busy mind, it’s when the busy mind is caught up in fear and worry of what people think about you. Am I good enough, am I too fat, am I too thin and depression and jealous and anxiety and all the rest. That’s the stuff that causes the misery. But if you fill your mind with thoughts about being useful to others all day, and being content with yourself, you don’t have a problem, believe me! — Ven. Robina Courtin
Bookings appreciated so we can photocopy enough notes. BYO lunch; tea and coffee provided. By donation (suggested $80 per day, or $120 for both days, but there is no set amount). Come to just one day or attend both days.
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.