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Ven Robina – Love or Attachment?

28 August @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm AEST

Free
Ven Robina Love or Attachment

About Event:

According to Buddha, attachment is effectively the main source of our suffering in day-to-day life. A big surprise! We usually confuse it with love, which is necessarily altruistic, and which is the source of our own happiness and the capacity to help others.

Buddha’s view of the mind describes the two distinct categories of states of mind: the deluded, disturbing ones — such as attachment, anger, depression, and the rest; and the virtuous, spacious ones — such as love, compassion, patience, and so on.

Attachment is necessarily I-based: dissatisfaction, neediness, expectation, manipulating others to get what I want. Love, however, is other-based: open, kind, clear, the wish that others be happy. “I could tell you about attachment for one whole year,” Lama Yeshe said. “But you won’t begin to understand it until you go deeper into your own mind.”

How do we distinguish them? That’s the key to practice. Through meditation, ‘becoming our own therapists’, as Lama says, we can learn to unpack and unravel our emotions and lessen attachment and the other delusions, and grow love, compassion, and the rest — for our own sake and the sake of others.

About Teacher:

Born in Melbourne, Ven. Robina was ordained in the late 70s and 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 FPMT teacher. Her life and work with prisoners has been featured in the documentary films ChasingBuddha and Key to Freedom.

As Venerable Robina is teaching from New Mexico, this is an online event. However, we invite you all to be part of the community in the gompa, to watch the event live on the big screen, and participate in asking questions to Venerable Robina.

The schedule will include a lunch break from 11.00am – 12.30pm.

Lunch is available for $14.50 from the Big Love Cafe – bookings 24 hours in advance are essential.

The suggested donation is $60. A major part of your donation will be offered to our precious teacher Ven Robina.

Register to attend in-person:

Never let finances get in the way of your listening to the Dharma, but please donate what you can to enable Chenrezig Institute to continue to offer these teachings at the centre and online. Sangha are invited to attend our courses free of charge but are always requested to register.

Suggested donation: $60.00

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Register to attend online:

Never let finances get in the way of your listening to the Dharma, but please donate what you can to enable Chenrezig Institute to continue to offer these teachings at the centre and online. Sangha are invited to attend our courses free of charge but are always requested to register.

Suggested donation: $60.00

80 in stock

Details

Date:
28 August
Time:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm AEST
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Chenrezig Institute Gompa and Online
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, QLD 4554 Australia
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029924

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