CTCT is very happy to welcome Ven Robina Courtins' return visit to Hobart July 28 - August 4 http://www.robinacourtin.com/
.......Ven Robina is tireless and true... your heart is sure to be moved ..........
Offering The ART OF HAPPINESS ~ 2 evening talks and a non residential weekend retreat
PLUS a pre-program Fund Raising Event at CTCT
- SPECIAL FILM NIGHT -" CHASING BUDDHA - life is not a sentence"
An award winning documentary of Ven Robinas' work within the Prison systems..."an intimate portrait of an extraordinary woman"
When : JULY 26 - 6 -7.30 pm -Includes vegetarian SOUP & CRUSTY loaf [ this will replace the previously scheduled Group Practice ]
Where: Multifaith Centre UTAS ~ EVERYONE IS WELCOMED - please share news of this community event with friends family and colleagues
Door Contribution : $15 per person - [all contributions towards support of the The Art of Happiness Program July 28-Aug 4 in Hobart]
About the teacher ~ Ven Robina Courtin Biography in full HERE
Ven Robina became a student of Lama Yeshe and was ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in 1978. She has worked full-time for the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in several roles; editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of the magazine, Mandala and director of the Liberation Prison Project. Since 1987 Ven. Robina has taught Buddhist courses and retreats at FPMT centres worldwide. Well-known for her intense energy and no-nonsense manner of expressing her profound understanding of Buddhist philosophy, Ven Robina is the subject of an award-winning documentary,"Chasing Buddha and a film by Christien Lumberg called "On the Road Home".
- CHASING BUDDHA DVD is available for purchase at the Centre
Ven Robina travels endlessly around the globe teaching at many FPMT Centres and other Organisations...tireless in her wish to benefit
VENUE FOR THE FULL PROGRAM : All events to be hosted at KICKSTARTARTS Centre Building 1831 South. St Johns Ave St Johns Park New Town
When: Wednesday July 30 7.30pm - 9pm ~ LIVING A LIFE TRUE TO YOURSELF
One of the most common misconceptions is that it’s selfish not to fulfill other people’s expectations. We can spend our lives acting like nice, kind individuals, helping others, and being good mothers, partners and friends, but this behavior, which is good in itself, is often propelled by the fear of upsetting others, and our need to be seen as a nice person.Buddhist psychology refers to this as‘ attachment to reputation’.It’s probably more powerful than our need for security, food, power, money, sex and the rest. It’s so pervasive, we rarely notice it. Yet it underlies most of our actions. It’s almost as if we have no other way to define ourselves except in terms of how we’re seen by others
When : Thursday July 31 7.30pm-9pm ~ BOUNCING BACK
A common-sense way about dealing with hardships by changing one's mind through mind training.
When we are not able to change the outer situation in life for the better, through taking wise and compassionate action we can change our own minds to overcome the difficulties of life.
Ven Robina teaches us about 'liking problems like you like ice-cream' as Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, transforming problems into happiness. When problems are unavoidable, this is the moment to practice mind training
When: Sat & Sun August 2-3 10am - 4pm ~ CULTIVATING COURAGEOUS COMPASSION
It's easy to become overwhelmed by the suffering of the world, to despair that there is little we can do to help. But it's possible to develop the huge compassion of the bodhisattva: the enthusiasm and confidence to never give up working to help others.
The key is to develop wisdom: to understand our own suffering and how to overcome it. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, "Compassion on its own is not enough: we need wisdom." This gives strength and power to our compassion, our empathy, and we can expand it to include all suffering beings, not just those we're close to. Venerable Robina will explain the means of cultivating such courageous compassion and inspire you to take this path of the bodhisattva.
Course contribution ~ BY DONATION ~ for all events
We trust your generosity will reflect the benefit of your personal experience of attending this series of teachings with Ven Robina at CTCT and your kindness will directly contribute to assisting the Centre to facilitate these teachings with out a set charge for all - so many can also benefit
Refreshments will be provided for all events. BYO LUNCH for Weekend Retreat ( Limited kitchen facilities prevent us offering a shared lunch table) Inside and outside areas for relaxation will be available for all break times.
- REGISTRATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL TO ATTEND THE WEEKEND RETREAT AUG 2-3 ~ Cultivating Courageous Compassion
- All Public Events require arrangements by the host to ensure appropriate preparations are in place for all participants
- This Dharma teaching program is no different.
- This weekend course also requires a 35 page Handbook to be prepared|printed for each participant.
Your consideration and swift REGISTRATION for this event is greatly appreciated and will prevent us potentially wasting our limited resources and enable us to provide adequately for everyone - thank you very much in advance.
- The Course Handbook will only be available for registered participants
ALL DONATIONS - for all events are welcomed on the day or you can also choose to direct deposit your donation prior to attendance via the following details:
CBA Chagtong Chentong Inc.
BSB 06 7105 Acc# 10221360
Description : RC Event [ plus your initials eg: LM]
OPPORTUNITY TO SPONSOR 2014 TEACHINGS BY VEN ROBINA COURTIN AT CTCT ~ with a wish to benefit others ~
Financial Sponsorship of this visit is sincerely appreciated .Your generosity will bring much benefit and assist CTCT to enable many to attend the teachings
All sponsors will receive an invitation to a personal meeting with Ven Robina to offer our heartfelt thanks
You are invited to sponsor any area you wish in full or part - thank you (via Direct Deposit [using the bank detail above] Description: RC Sponsorship)
Sponsorship opportunities as follows:
- International and domestic airfare and travel $700 (fully sponsored)
- Accommodation (fully sponsored )
- Venue hire & Refreshments $400 (fully sponsored)
- Advertising /marketing ( $150 part sponsored ) $100
- Set up/ Gompa/Alter & Flowers $250 ( fully sponsored )
- Offerings $500 ( fully sponsored)
- Printing $200-$250 ( $200 part sponsored ) $50
- Food, personal misc $200
DEDICATION OF YOUR SPONSORSHIP of Ven Robinas' 2014 Visit
Please let us know if you'd like to dedicate your generosity of offering financial sponsorship for this visit on behalf of a loved one in need of support in challenging times, one whom may have passed away, for health and well being , for success, for a beloved pet or a specific cause you support...we will add your name to our dedication list at every PUJA performed at CTCT until Ven Robinas next visit [hopefully] in 2015 .