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the nature of mind
BY VEN. robina courtin

Thursday, September 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Mind, or consciousness, is at the very heart of Buddhist practice. And knowing and transforming it – the whole spectrum of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions – is work we all need to do.

We all want to be fulfilled, content, joyful. But why is it that no matter how hard we try, we are so often thwarted in our efforts? According to Buddhism it is because we don’t give enough power to our own mind and our own experiences; we don’t deeply understand the inner causes of our experiences.

Although it appears true that the world is the source of our happiness and pain, this is an illusion. We are, in fact, the creators of our own reality, and we need to taste our capacity to experience this.

We will explore in depth the workings of the human mind, how to become vividly aware of our emotions and feelings, and how to gradually develop the astonishing potential within each one of us, our buddha nature, for our own sake and the sake of others.


Robina Court

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.

For whom

  • People who practice Buddhism

  • People interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy, as well as philosophy in general and especially the study of the mind.

  • People who meditate and want to nourish their experience with a philosophical framework.

Información práctica

It can be done in person and online. The teachings will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In person:

Arrival time: Thursday, September 14, 6:30 p.m.

Contribution: at will


Regarding the possibility of staying overnight, contact the organization via email (


Platform: Zoom

Connection time: 6:45 p.m.

Contribution: €5

Activity registration



The contribution is made by transfer. The account number to which you must make the transfer is:ES24 0049 4742 1624 1686 0442. As a concept: "Robina Courtin", and stating your name and surname. You must forward it toinfo@casavirupa.comas soon as possible.

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