PLEASE NOTE THE DATE FOR THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CHANGED!
NEW DATES: May 13 & 14
Join us for a weekend course on Lama Yeshe’s Mahamudra led by Venerable Robina Courtin. With her signature wit and humor, Venerable Robina will guide us through the intricate and subtle teachings of Mahamudra, helping us to glimpse the ultimate nature of our minds. Through her skillful explanations and guided meditations, we will try to recognize the empty and luminous nature of our own awareness, and to abide in that recognition without grasping or clinging. These teachings will be both challenging and inspiring, pushing us to question our assumptions and delve deeper into the nature of reality.
According to Buddha’s amazing view about the human mind, it is fundamentally pure — meaning that all delusions can be eradicated and all virtues perfected — and bliss is its natural state.
In Lama Yeshe’s marvelous book, Mahamudra: How to Develop Our True Nature, Lama says, “In mahamudra meditation there is no doctrine, no theology, no philosophy, no God, no Buddha. We go beyond name, beyond shape and color, beyond the relative, beyond self-image, beyond compassion.”
Lama explains so clearly, so simply, how to get in touch with this natural potential by meditating on the mind itself, the unique characteristic of mahamudra meditation, and finally by realizing its emptiness: our buddha nature.
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.
We strongly encourage all course participants to purchase a copy of Lama Yeshe’s book: Mahamudra: How to develop our true nature. This is the main teaching material Venerable Robina will be using for this course.
Ebook can be purchased via the link below:
Paperback copy can be purchased via the link below:
Guided meditations and Q & A will be included within each session. This course will be provided via zoom only.
Saturday May 13
10:00am to 12:00pm: Session One
1:00pm to 3:00pm: Session Two
Sunday May 14
10:00am to 12:00pm: Session Three
1:00pm to 3:00pm: Session Four
Gift of Dharma
Dharma Teachings and Retreats at LMB are all freely offered, however, suggested donations are requested to cover the center costs of hosting these worthwhile programs. Whether the program is held entirely online or in-person involves a great many expenses. The cost of running a residential center in California is extremely high compared to other parts of the country and world. Some of these costs include staff salaries and taxes, building and ground maintenance for a 108-acre property, fire and other insurance, utilities (which includes extensive water treatment and testing), accounting services, food for residents, to name a few.
We greatly appreciate your kind support and generosity so we can provide a robust spiritual program for you.
Gift of Dharma – Benefactor
Help sponsor this event. This is an excellent way to generate a lot of merit if you are unable to attend the retreat in person or via zoom. Benefactors will receive special prayers and dedications during the retreat–for your long life, purification, and removal of hindrances.
- Diamond level: $500
- Gold level: $250
- Silver level $108
- Bronze level: Any amount 🙂
Please submit the names for dedication here.
|Date(s):||May 13 & 14|
|Instructor/Leader:||Venerable Robina Courtin|
|Type of event:||Weekend Programs & Retreats|
|Number of sessions:||4|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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Registration and Donations for Mahamudra: How to Discover our True Nature with Venerable Robina Courtin
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