Understanding Karma

An Online 5 Week Course with Venerable Robina

Registration required. This course is presented via Zoom.

5 Week Course 

New Zealand time: 2pm – 3:30pm Tuesdays 13 April, 20 April, 27 April, 4 May, 11 May
Mountain time (USA): 8pm – 9:30pm Mondays 12 April, 19 April, 26 April, 3 May, 10 May

“There are so many ways we can think about how to live life. One way is to think about navigating it, day by day, we are walking on this road and it is our life, whatever is on the road – we put it there. This is the meaning of karma.

“Usually things come along and we get shocked. The delicious things come and we think we are lucky, the bad things come and we think we are unlucky. But if we have this view of cause and effect – this amazing view – we see we are the creators of our own reality. Then whatever we meet we are more courageous, we own it, we put it there. We can be brave and deal with it. We might not like it, but it is our obstacle, we created it so we can go past it. This is a very courageous attitude. This is really what giving up attachment and anger means. 

“Of course we have to learn it but it is possible and it gives us such courage. We need courage. We know stuff comes. We don’t know where it comes from, but it is our own. We are not very sure about that, but we have to be brave and own what comes, and then take it one day at a time, pave the way, one step at a time.

“That is the way to live our lives I think. And learn from it, every second. Isn’t it?”

Ven. Robina Courtin

This course is being offered on a donation basis – please see registration form for more details.

Since being ordained as a Buddhist nun in the late 1970s, Ven. Robina has worked full-time 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 more information on the activities and teachings of Ven. Robina Courtin, please visit:  http://www.robinacourtin.com

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