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Robina Courtin: Becoming Your Own Therapist

January 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

175kr – 295kr
Becoming your own therapist - Robina

Robina Courtin: Becoming your own therapist

We spend our life seduced by the outside world, convinced that happiness and suffering come from “out there.” When we get angry, depressed or anxious we tend to blame outer circumstances. Yet happiness and suffering come from the way we perceive and interpret things, not the things themselves.

How can we begin to unpack and unravel the workings of our own mind, so that we can find lasting happiness that is not dependent on external conditions?

Ven. Robina Courtin, a Tibetan Buddhist nun since the late 1970s, will use the Buddha’s unique psychological skills to help us loosen our instinctive clinging to a limited sense of self, which lies at the heart of our suffering.

About Venerable Robina

Venerable Robina’s teachings are unrelentingly challenging, hard-hitting, serious, funny, visceral, inspiring and empowering. She specialises in applying the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism to contemporary city life, using examples from TV, magazines and film.

Ordained in 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.

She has taught meditation to prisoners all over the world, developing a particularly close connection with people with life sentences in the USA.

About pricing

Any money we make immediately goes back into running the centre, teaching mind training and helping people to lead happier lives through our courses and events. Any surplus goes to supporting the various community services of FPMT which we are affiliated with.

Yeshe Norbu is a non-profit organization and we value our place in the community immensely and hope you value our contribution as well.

Thus the price of our various courses and events are to be seen as recommended donations. To guide our visitors as to what a reasonable donation to pay is, we have three different “price levels” for all our events:

  • Reduced price. This price is for people who for whatever reason have financial challenges, such as students or pensioners. (Our policy is to never turn anyone away if they can’t afford to pay, so if even the reduced price is too much, please contact us.)
  • Regular price. This is the price-point that covers the cost of running the events (venue, donations to teachers, travel costs, etc.) By paying this price you contribute to the centre being able to stay open and offer our program.
  • Super generous price. If you want to support people of lesser means to attend courses and teachings, this price level offers an opportunity to practice generosity. This price is for people who feel they have a little extra to spare for the benefit of others. 

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Details

Date:
January 29, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
175kr – 295kr
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Organiser

Yeshe Norbu
Phone:
+46855008575
Email:
hello@yeshenorbu.se

Venue

Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre
Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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Phone:
+46855008575

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