Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 19 and 20

***This course will occur virtually via Zoom***

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Join us online with Venerable Robina Courtin for two nights of insightful and dynamic teachings on the Power of the Mind. Learn what the differences are between virtuous and non-virtuous minds and how applying this knowledge can impact your immediate state of mind and plant the seeds for ultimate happiness.

Topics to be Covered:

Virtuous Mental Factors

The virtuous mental factors are positive qualities of the mind that counteract the non-virtuous mental factors—the root delusions and secondary delusions. There are eleven: faith, shame (or self-respect), embarrassment (or consideration for others), non-attachment, non-hatred, non-ignorance, effort, pliancy, conscientiousness, equanimity, and non-harmfulness.

Non-virtuous Mental Factors:

Root Delusions

These are the afflicted or nonvirtuous minds that subsequently lead to the secondary delusions. There are six: attachment, anger, pride, ignorance, afflicted doubt and afflicted view.

 Secondary Delusions

These are the afflicted or nonvirtuous minds that arise in dependence on the root delusions such as attachment, anger and so forth. There are twenty: belligerence, resentment, concealment, spite, jealousy, miserliness, deceit, dissimulation, haughtiness, harmfulness, non-shame (shamelessness), non-embarrassment (inconsideration), lethargy, excitement, non-faith (faithlessness), laziness, non-conscientiousness, forgetfulness, non-introspection (non-alertness) and distraction.

About the Instructor

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): Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 19 and 20
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Robina Courtin
Type of event: teaching
Number of sessions: 2 classes
Level: Open to all levels
Participation: Attendance at one or both nights ok
Location: Online Via Zoom
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