Going Beyond Fear: Becoming Tara: The Psychology of Tantra with Ven. Robina Courtin

Sunday, May 10, 2020 to Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ven. Robina offering teachings at Land of Medicine Buddha via Zoom!

We all have fears, anxiety, depression and the rest, but often we over-identify with these aspects of our self, believing that they are who we REALLY are and assuming that we’re stuck with them. But we’re not. Instead, we need to consciously identify our sense of self in terms of our beauty, courage, compassion, and the other marvelous qualities at the core of our being.

This is the essence of the psychology of tantra. What we think is a powerful cause for becoming exactly those parts of ourselves. The various buddhas are simply manifestations of these qualities: the buddha of compassion, Chenrezig; the buddha of wisdom, Manjushri, and Tara (in Tibetan, Drolma), the Liberator: the liberator from the fears of samsara.

Tara is the manifestation of power, courage, action, and by meditating on her, identifying with her, we develop these qualities, becoming our own Tara.

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.

See www.robinacourtin.com to read Ven. Robina’s active blog, tour schedule, and other news.


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Date(s): Sunday, May 10, 2020 to Thursday, May 14, 2020
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Robina Courtin
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Number of sessions: Five Evenings
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Participation: Any and All Participants Welcome
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