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Ven. Robina Courtin – TEACHINGS
Saturday 17 September @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ven. Robina will share her considerable insight and unique approach to making the Four Immeasurable Attitudes (loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity) a living and responsive practice in our daily life. Come to the full weekend or just one session.
Ven. Robina is known for her straightforward and energetic teaching style, helping people discover the potential of their own minds with clear explanations about Tibetan Buddhism and how to apply it to their lives. Join us for four teachings, sharing her extra-ordinary life experience, and giving us courage to be true to ourselves and live the best life that we can.
These four attitudes are mind-expanding thoughts that take as their object all beings without exception, as limitless as space. As positive mental states, they create a sense of balance and unlimited abundance in our minds and attitudes towards others, and are an important method for weakening the self-grasping attitude that keeps us closed off from others.
“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
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.
Presented by touring FPMT teacher:
“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 Courtin