The Workshop Is in the Mind
with Venerable Robina Courtin

Mondays, Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 6, 7:30–9pm

Wednesdays, Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, 1:30–3pm

EST/EDT IN-PERSON & ONLINE

During the first three months of 2023, Ven. Robina will teach at Shantideva Center twice a month.

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.

COVID-19 Policy

To review the policy please click here. For questions, please email [email protected]shantidevanyc.org.

Important Note

This is an in-person and online event. For in-person, you are required to have full vaccination. Please review our Covid-19 policy for details. 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 [email protected].

*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, or $108 for all 6 sessions
Other offering options: free, $5, $10, $30

The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member discounts or benefits will be applied 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 Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5)

Mar 12 onwards: US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC-4)

For questions regarding registration, please email [email protected] for assistance.

Recordings

Dana for the Teacher

Shantideva Center makes offerings to all of our teachers using the funds collected through registration. You can give additional support to the teacher and create a stronger karmic connection by offering dana. Please make sure to select the teacher’s name in the dropdown menu. Dana offered is passed entirely to the teacher, 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 https://www.robinacourtin.com.