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MARCH 3 -4, 2018

VEN ROBINA COURTIN

“STAYING SANE IN A CRAZY WORLD”

According to Buddha, the main reason we can’t cope with problems is because of our attachment, a deep emotional hunger for things to be nice. Attachment can’t stand it when things go wrong. When it doesn’t get what it wants, immediately aversion arises – the entire spectrum from anger to annoyance and irritation and being upset to depression and despair. And all of it is based in fear. Lama Yeshe said that “I could talk about attachment for one whole year, but unless we go deep inside we won’t begin to understand it.” Buddha’s view of it is different from the way we understand it: it’s deep in our bones and is the main voice of ego. But we can learn to get in touch with it, to understand it, and to counteract it. The result? Courage, contentment, and fearlessness.

Ordained since the late 1970s, Robina Courtin 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, an editor of the lamas’ teachings, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentaries films Key to Freedom (2007) and the award-winning Chasing Buddha, released commercially worldwide in 2013.

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