with Ven. Robina Courtin
Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
October 18 and 25, 2016
According to Buddhist psychology and neuroscience, we can actually rewire our minds, to be self-confident, to think courageous, self-compassionate, empowering thoughts, to have self-conviction and determination guided by compassion and wisdom. Every one of us has this incredible potential. Why then do we tend to over-identify with our low self-esteem, our fears, anxiety, and depression? According to Buddhist psychology, these negative emotions and low self-esteem are not at the core of our being, but are deeply entrenched habits that we’ve carried with us from lifetime to lifetime.
In this series of teachings, we will learn to unpack the negative emotions—seeing them for what they are: adventitious and not at the core of our being; and learn to cultivate and consciously identify our sense of self in terms of our wisdom, beauty, courage, compassion and the other marvelous qualities that are innate within us.
This live-stream course is offered in collaboration with Gonpo Ludup Study Group in Laguna Beach, CA. Ven. Robina will be teaching live from Dharamsala, Delhi, and Kathmandu.
There will be an opportunity for discussions after the live-stream has concluded.
Australian ex-Catholic, ex-political activist, ex-radical feminist, and former body guard for the Dalai Lama, Robina Courtin has been a Buddhist nun since 1978. Well known for her work for 14 years with people in prisons in the US and Australia, Robina’s life and work is the subject of the award-winning documentary Chasing Buddha, featured at Sundance in 2001. A renowned teacher of Buddhist psychology and philosophy, she teaches full time around the world at the centers of her teachers’ organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).