Ven. Robina teaches at Tibet House
The bodhisattva of wisdom Manjushri spoke these four lines to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo. This pithy teaching on parting from four persistent attachments condenses the whole path towards realizing enlightenment.
Join Hans and Marina to discover and activate our inner potential for warm heartedness and wisdom, all in harmony with a comparative modern scientific perspective and with the aim to contribute to the welfare in this world.
The course is experiential and you will learn more about secular compassion-based mindfulness, and some simple tools for making mindfulness an ongoing part of your life.
Shantideva Center welcomes meditation teacher Stephan Pende as he leads an in-depth guided reading of the Dalai Lama's book How to See Yourself as You Really Are–which is actually a tightly focused and clear meditation program for learning to see the world and ourselves as we actually exist, without the overlay of false imagination.
The purpose of this series is to give an initial taste of the sophisticated line of inquiry underpinning one of the most central tenets of Buddhist thought and practice and to discuss how we might use the same methods used in the ancient Buddhist texts for answering modern questions not directly addressed in ancient times.
We will explore such questions from an experiential point of view, using both scientific and Buddhist knowledge of the mind and meditation, in a journey that may translate into increasing lasting happiness and a positive impact on oneself, others, and the world.
In this module of Exploring Buddhism, we will examine the need for prayers, dedications, as well as various other practices and pujas, and investigate how they are meant to affect the mind and bring about the realizations of the path to enlightenment.
Ven. Robina Courtin explores the concept "The Workshop is in The Mind". As Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, the workshop is in the mind. Combined with 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.
Buddha’s view of reality is that the universe exists within the natural law of cause of effect, of karma. The experiential implication of this view is empowerment, accountability, and the courage to change.