Venerable Robina Courtin
Staying Sane in a Crazy World
Public Talk Feb 9th, 7pm at Allegro Coffee Shop on Tennyson St, Denver
“Where would I find enough leather, To cover the entire surface of the earth?
But with leather soles beneath my feet, It’s as if the whole world has been covered.” - Shantideva, 8th century
Shantideva's famous point is that its impossible to create our own sanity by controlling what's going on outside of us. But if we take care of our mind, and how we respond to and approach life, we can live in the craziness of our times and still be at ease, happy and compassionately engaged.
Ven. Robina will share some key aspects of Buddhist "mind-training" practices, which help us transform problems into opportunities, and find some inner peace in a world that lacks it.
Suggested donation $15 (no one will be turned away due to funds)
Change Your Mind, Change Your Reality
Weekend workshop, Feb 10-11th at Cesar Chavez Academy on Tennyson St., 10am - 4pm both days.
Karma, Buddha said, is fundamental to how we see, feel, think, suffer, enjoy, get sick, fall in love. And karma all starts from the mind. Ven. Robina will lead a weekend workshop on how changing our mind (and thus our karma) can lead to a radically different experience of life, and create the causes for happiness.
Suggested donation $108 (no one will be turned away due to funds, please offer what you can)
About Ven. Robina Courtin
(courtesy of robinacourtin.com) Ordained since the late 1970s, Ven. Robina has worked full time since then for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche's FPMT. 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 and Key to Freedom.
See a full biography and information about Ven. Robina's work and schedule here.