Venerable Robina Courtin, July 20/21

VENERABLE ROBINA COURTIN
Venerable Robina Courtin has been a nun for over 20 years in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Venerable Robina spent 10 years editing for Wisdom Publications followed by over 5 years as the main editor of Mandala, the international Buddhist news magazine of the FPMT. Venerable Robina travels the world teaching Buddhism to students of all ages and levels.
PUBLIC TALK: TRUE KINDNESS
with Venerable Robina Courtin
Friday 20 July, 7.00 – 8.30 pm
Facilitation Fee: $18
What does it mean to act with kindness toward others? Can angry behaviour be a kindness and can soft words hide a poor heart? If the ultimate goal is to enlighten sentient beings, will our behaviour be different to simply making them feel good about themselves?
Venerable Robina will give us insights into the nature of kindness as we understand it and as the Buddha would teach about it.
LOOSENING THE GRIP OF EGO
with Venerable Robina Courtin
Saturday 21 July, 10.00 – 4.00 pm, and Sunday 22 July, 10.00 – 1.00 pm
Facilitation Fee: $100 / $90 members & concessions
His Holiness often notes that scientists find that those who frequently use the word “I“ suffer more from health issues such as heart problems. So, do we need to change our relationship with ourselves and our inner psyche?
Venerable Robina will explore the problems of attachment to ego as explained by the Buddha. The Buddha’s teachings also give us ways to modify behaviour and motivation to reduce the grip on self and to place the emphasis on others.