Shantideva Meditation Center is delighted to host Venerable Robina Courtin for two weeks of teachings in New York City. We have waited almost two years for Ven. Robina to come back and teach at our Center, and are immensely grateful for this precious and rare opportunity.
From October 26-November 8, Ven. Robina will teach on a wide variety of topics, including meditation, karma, how to help loved ones at the time death, and letting go of attachment. She will also bestow refuge, lay and bodhisattva vows on November 3, and be our special guest at Shantideva Meditation’s first-ever benefit auction to help raise funds for the Center.
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Ven. Robina has taught for many years all over the world, and we are fortunate to have hosted her several times in the past. Please enjoy the following audio recordings of her previous teachings for Shantideva Meditation Center:
- Karma and Emptiness – A Tasty Example of Dependent Arising
(weekend retreat; December 2013, Tibet House)
- Living the Dharma – Refuge in the Three Jewels
(teaching and refuge vows ceremony; December 2013, Jewel Heart Center)
- Free Your Mind, Discover Your Potential
(weekend retreat; September 2012, Tibet House)
- Transformation of Desire – Introduction to Tantra
(weekend retreat; December 2011, Tibet House)
- Appearances and Reality
(public talk; June 2011, Tibet House)
- Tara: Female Buddha of Compassion
(weekend retreat; June 2011, Tibet House)
About the Teacher:
Ven. Robina Courtin has worked full-time for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, since her ordination in the late 1970s. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha (trailer below) and Key to Freedom.
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.