Date: 26th February – 2nd March 2019 NOW WAITING LIST ONLY

Retreat Leader: Ven Robina Courtin

Requirements: Everyone is welcome to attend

Cost: Generosity Model – Donation only (no suggested amount). 

Start and Finish times: To be confirmed. People are welcome to arrive the day before and leave the day after if travelling long distances.

Accommodation: Dormitory beds, double and single rooms will be available at Land of Joy. Camping can be an option at certain times of year if you have your own tent but space is very limited. Beds are allocated based on individual or logistical needs.

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About the Retreat

The Buddhist view is that we’ve all got extraordinary potential to cultivate our minds, our consciousness. It’s not some special gift that only some people have; it’s innate within all of us.

But potential for what? Not something holy, like heaven in the sky, or next life, but potential to lessen fear, depression, anxiety, neediness, low self-esteem and to grow love, contentment, compassion, clarity, courage and the other qualities we so badly want.

The key to accomplishing this is to understand the deeply ingrained instinct of attachment. As Lama Yeshe says, “I could tell you about attachment for one whole year,” but we will never begin to understand it until we go deeply into our own minds, unraveling the complexity of the emotions, seeing them clearly and learning how to harness and transform them, thus becoming effortlessly in charge of our own minds and lives.

About the Teacher

Ordained since 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.

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