Mahamudra: How to Discover our True Nature

An Online 4 Week Course with Venerable Robina

Registration required. This course is presented via Zoom on a donation basis – please see registration form for more details.

4 Week Course 

New Zealand time: 2pm – 3:30pm Tuesdays in September (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th)
Mountain time (USA): 8pm – 9:30pm Mondays in September (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th)

Join us for a series of teachings with Venerable Robina Courtin based on Lama Yeshe’s book, “Mahamudra: How to Discover our True Nature”.


Lama Yeshe’s famous teaching style is fully present in this book, according to the book’s editor, Ven. Robina Courtin: “His words are not only experiential but also direct, funny, deceptively simple, and incredibly encouraging—enlightenment seems possible.”

Lama Yeshe tells us that mahamudra is “the universal reality of emptiness, of nonduality” and its unique characteristic is its emphasis on meditation: “With mahamudra meditation there is no doctrine, no theology, no philosophy, no God, no Buddha. Mahamudra is only experience.”


Venerable Robina continues to pass on Lama Yeshe’s inspiration and encouragement for us to go beyond ego’s addiction to a limited sense of self and to taste the lightness and expansiveness of our own true nature.

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:

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Accommodation and meals are available if you would like to watch Venerable Robina on screen in the meditation hall at Mahamudra.

To view the different options and prices click here. Please specify your room preference when filling in the booking form. There are special accommodation rates if you are staying more than one week.
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