15 – 24 June: Riding the Waves of Life’s Ups and Downs with Ven. Robina Courtin

VRC 1 photo by Jane LewisLife is inevitably full of ups and downs – a process of constant change. We suffer because we try to chase and hold on to the good things, and avoid and get rid of anything we think is bad, while unable to see the big picture. Learn more about the Buddhist view of the causes of our suffering, and how to be happy by developing a kind, compassionate heart and a better understanding of the true nature of our reality.

Join us in welcoming back the dynamic Venerable Robina Courtin to Mahamudra Centre for this special event, sure to provide a strong dose of wisdom and compassion to take back into your daily life. Ven. Robina tours year-round teaching internationally, and her life story and work with prisoners was featured in the award-winning documentary Chasing Buddha. She recently edited the book by Lama Zopa Rinpoche How to Enjoy Death, and released a CD of devotional chanting. For more about Ven. Robina, see her website www.robinacourtin.com

Attendees can can choose from two packages: either the opening weekend, or the entire retreat.

First weekend only

Friday 15 June, 7:30pm – Sunday 17 June, 3:00pm

Includes delicious vegetarian meals from breakfast Saturday 16th through lunch on Sunday 17th. Gluten-free meals avalabile for an extra $6. Dinner on Friday can be added for $7.50 with your booking, and is served at 6:00pm.

$160 meals and facility/materials fee, plus accommodation – accommodation priority is given to bookings for the entire retreat, so all weekend bookings will initially be in dorms ($28 a night) or camping ($18 a night) and can be upgraded at the time of the retreat if there is other accommodation available.

Full Retreat

Friday 15 June, 7:30pm – Sunday 24 June, lunch

Prices below include discounted accommodation, a low facility/materials fee, and delicious vegetarian meals from breakfast Saturday 16th through lunch on Sunday 24th. Gluten-free meals avalabile for an extra $25. Dinner on Friday can be added for $7.50 with your booking, and is served at 6:00pm.

Large self-contained cabin (kitchenette and bathroom): single $1320 or double $1740 ($870 per person)

Single room or Tara cabin (separate group toilet/shower block) $763

Double room $630 per person

Dorm $565

Camping/camper van $499 (this time of year can be cold and damp, so tent camping allowed but not advised)

To register and enquire about accommodation, please fill out our online booking form or call us at (0)7 866 6851.

If you are arriving outside of our office hours (9:30am – 5:00pm) please tell us your plans so we can make arrangements to check you in. If you’re coming from out of town, we find guests have the best experience when arriving before dark.