Sat, 28 September, 2019 - Sun, 29 September, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
We all experience one kind of problem or another. They seem to come without warning, no matter how hard we try to avoid them. We assume they’re bad and do everything we can to push them away, and when we can’t we suffer even more.
As Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, “The thought of liking problems should arise naturally, like the thought of liking ice cream!” Why think this way? Given that our job as a Buddhist is to lessen attachment, anger and the other painful emotions and grow our compassion, wisdom and the rest, it follows logically that the perfect opportunity to do this is when things go wrong.
When we’re clear about our goal – the fulfilment of our own marvellous potential and the capacity to benefit others – welcoming our problems and transforming them into happiness is without doubt the quickest path to success. It’s the most difficult practice, the most radical, but the most rewarding.
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: Transforming Problems into Happiness, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Wisdom, ISBN 9780861711949 or ebook here
Facility fee: $100/$90 members & concession, includes course materials, refreshments and light lunch.