The Workshop is in The Mind
with Venerable Robina Courtin

Mondays, Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 4, Apr 1, Apr 29, Jun 3, Jul 1, Jul 29, 7:30–9pm EDT

Wednesdays, Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15*, Jun 19, Jul 17, 1:30–3pm EDT


*Note: Wed May 15 is canceled.

As Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, the workshop is in the mind. With Buddhist practice we learn to delve deeply into our own minds, unpacking and unraveling our thoughts and feelings and emotions, learning to distinguish clearly between the unhappy states of mind that limit us such as attachment, anger, depression, low self-esteem, and the positive upbeat states of mind that actually are at the core of our being such as love, compassion, confidence and the rest.

Combined with this inner work, we learn to abide by the natural law of karma, which strengthens our confidence that we are the creators of our own reality and that there’s no karma that can’t be changed. 

The sessions will include teachings and from time to time guided meditations.

Important Note

This is an in-person and online event. Please review our latest Covid-19 policy if you are attending in person. For online, the events will be administered using Zoom*.

After registering, the system automatically sends a confirmation and/or a receipt email that contains the Zoom meeting link and/or other instructions. If you don’t immediately receive the system email(s) or you have any other questions, please contact us at

*Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.

Registration / Schedule

Suggested: $20 per session
Other offering options: free, $5, $10, $30

The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member benefits will apply automatically if you have a membership in MindBody. 

Shantideva Center may publish recorded sessions in the public domain (e.g., on YouTube). By registering for this event, you are agreeing to give your consent to this process. To protect your privacy, we recommend being conscious about any personal information you share during the sessions. To further enhance anonymity, you may want to consider turning off video or naming yourself using abbreviations.

Time zone: US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC-4)

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Dana for the Teachers / Facilitators

Shantideva Center makes offerings to our teachers and facilitators using the funds collected through registration. You can give additional support to the teacher or facilitator and create a stronger karmic connection by offering dana. Please make sure to select the teacher’s or facilitator’s name in the dropdown menu. Dana offered is passed entirely to them, but please note that it is not tax-deductible.

About the Teacher

Venerable Robina Courtin has worked full-time for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, since her ordination in the late 1970s. 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. Venerable Robina is known for her straightforward and energetic teaching style, helping people discover the potential of their own minds with clear explanations about Tibetan Buddhism and how to apply it to their lives.

Visit her website at