Fri, 27 September, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
According to Buddhism, the main source of our suffering is attachment. It exists at primordial levels. Basically, it’s an assumption is that we must get what we want every second, and when we don’t – when the chocolate runs out – aversion, irritation, anxiety, depression and the other manifestations of thwarted attachment take over.
The more we look into our minds – be our own therapists, as Lama Yeshe wisely puts it – the more we can recognize that this attachment and aversion inform most of our decisions in life. Reversing them – so radical! – is the essence of spiritual practice.
Teacher: Venerable Robina Courtin is known for the high-powered, direct style and penetrating insight that makes her presentation of Buddhist teachings immediately relevant to everyday life. She has been a much-appreciated visitor to Kunsang Yeshe many times over the years.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Venerable Robina became a Buddhist nun in 1978 after meeting Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, for whom she has worked tirelessly ever since. Commencing with Wisdom publications and Mandala magazine, she went on to found the Liberation Prison Project, served as Spiritual Program Director and resident teacher at various Centres and now travels throughout the year as a visiting teacher.
Text: When the Chocolate Runs Out, Lama Yeshe, Wisdom 2011, ISBN 0861712692 or ebook here
Facility fee: $20/$18 members & concession