Unusual Teacher Offers Internal Insights

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Robina Courtin Photo by George Manos
Robina Courtin
Photo by George Manos

Learning how to work with our minds allows people to lead lives filled with more happiness, contentment and clarity and with less fear, depression and anxiety, according to an unusual teacher.

Buddhist nun Robina Courtin will lead a public talk, “Understanding Our Emotions,” Friday, March 25, followed by a weekend retreat, “The Workshop is in the Mind,” on Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27. All the events will be held at The Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann’s Dr.

Through teachings, meditations and discussions, Courtin will offer participants strategies to transform their emotions, illuminating that both suffering and happiness come from within.

Courtin, a former political activist, feminist and bodyguard for the Dalai Lama, was the subject of the award-winning documentary, “Chasing Buddha,” featured at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. She is well known for working with prisoners in the U.S. and Australia and now teaches full time globally.

Friday’s talk with be held from 7-9 p.m. and will cost $22. The cost for the weekend retreat, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, is $220 or $121 and $108, respectively. Scholarships are available.

Tickets can be purchased at medicinebuddhaoc.org or at the door.

Questions: contact Kate at [email protected] or 949 204-9870.

 

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