• Maximum $250.00 – Sliding Scale (suggested donation for program $108)
  • Monastic / LMB staff

Date & Time Details: July 27 & 28

Location: Online via zoom

Address: 5800 Prescott Road, Soquel, CA, USA

Contact: Isabella Wesner
[email protected]

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Love or Attachment? Retreat

With Venerable Robina Courtin

July 27 - 28, 2024

Online only via Zoom

According to Buddha attachment is the main source of our suffering in day-to-day life. A big surprise! We usually confuse it with love, which is necessarily altruistic – the source of our own happiness and capacity to help others.
Attachment is necessarily I-based; dissatisfaction, neediness, expectation, manipulating others to get what I want. Love however is other based: open, kind, clear, the wish for others to be happy.
How do we distinguish them? That’s the key practice. Through meditation and becoming our own therapist, as Lama Yeshe says, we can unpack and unravel our emotions, lessen attachment and other delusions, and grow love and compassion – for our own sake and the sake of others.
All participants welcome.


Saturday, July 27


9:00 – 10:30 am: Session 1

11:00 – 12:30 pm: Session 2

2:00 – 3:30 pm: Session 3

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Session 4


Sunday, July 28

9:00 – 10:30 am: Session 1

11:00 – 12:30 pm: Session 2

2:00 – 3:30 pm: Session 3

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Session 4


Zoom Participants

A full refund will be offered up to the day the retreat starts.

No refunds will be offered once the retreat has started for any participant. A $50 administrative charge will be applied to all refunds required to be processed.


Venerable Robina Courtin
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…
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