Happiness is the mind that is free from junk: clear, blissful, happy and stable. The Buddhist expertise is the mind, and its phenomenal potential.
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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. “…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!”
Although we tend to think of Buddhism as spiritual, the main Buddhist expertise is the mind. Ven. Robina will show us how we have phenomenal potential, we just need to unpack and unravel the contents of our mind and reconfigure it. That means getting rid of the neurosis, and ego, and fears, and dramas, which we believe are at the core of our being, to develop wisdom, clarity, and happiness.
Ven. Robina will lead three Saturday morning teachings, sharing key aspects of Buddhist ‘mind-training’ practices, and the resilience to help us transform problems into opportunities, and maintain a positive and peaceful inner life in the face of life’s challenges.
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. Short bio here