How To Have A Stress-Free Holiday
with Ven. Robina Courtin

It is said that if you want to know how your Dharma practice is going, visit your family. Whether you spend the holiday with family or friends, alone, working or celebrating, there will always be unexpected challenges. Whether it’s joy, grief, forgiveness, anger or impatience, the holidays know how to tax one’s best intentions.

Venerable Robina says, “We have the power to look into our own minds, to recognize what harms us, and out of enormous self-respect, we can learn to change the poison; we can learn to get rid of the neuroses”…”what Buddha is saying is that we have this incredible potential, if we have the courage to look inside.” 

Come join Venerable Robina Courtin and explore various practices to move through a range of experiences the holidays may bring up and turn your mind in a joyous direction.


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.

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