Saturday, 24 September 2011

Be your own therapist

Google invited Venerable Robina Curtin to one of its Tech Talks in 2008. Below is a clip. Venerable Robina Courtin was ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 1977. Ven Robina Courtin follows the teachings and lineage of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Since 1997 she has run the Liberation Prison Project for Buddhist Practitioners which works with people in prisons throughout the US, helping them with their practice and studies. She is an enthralling teacher, using direct language to powerfully put across her strong message. 

Venerable Robina's teachings are unrelentingly challenging, hard-hitting, serious, funny, visceral, inspiring and empowering. She specialises in applying the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism to contemporary city life, using examples from TV, magazines and film. She has taught meditation to prisoners all over the world, developing a particularly close connection with people with life sentences in the USA.

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