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'Keeping Sane in a Crazy World' Public Talk with Venerable Robina Courtin

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On Friday 31st of July, 2015, Venerable Robina Courtin will present a special public talk entitled 'Keeping Sane in a Crazy World'.

This event will commence at 7pm at The Great Hall, Masonic Centre (254 North Terrace, Adelaide).

All are welcome to attend.

Venerable Robina is a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Buddhist Gelugpa tradition and lineage of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. She is often described as 'funny, dynamic, affectionate, kind and outrageous' and is well known for her no-nonsense teaching style that embodies both great compassion and razor sharp wisdom.

Her life experiences are rich and diverse and her teachings are positive, inspiring and empowering.

In this public lecture, Venerable Robina will discuss a wide range of issues. The brief for the event is as follows:


The situation in the world seems to become more and more turbulent with natural disasters, oppressive regimes, individuals who 'lose' it and kill their children, wives, strangers etc.

Due to the television and internet this news floods our homes 24 hours per day. In our job and relationship we are asked to do more in less time and changes seem to happen faster. We might feel as if we are living in a pressure cooker with no tools to release the steam.

How can we look at what is going on in the world from a Buddhist perspective? What kind of tools could we use to be less affected? And what can we do to help improve the situation?


In 1978 Venerable Robina ordained at Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala. She has since held a diverse range of roles; including Editorial Director of Wisdom Publications, Editor of Mandala and founding the Liberation Prison Project.

Venerable Robina's work has also featured in two documentary films, Christine Lundberg's On the Road Home (1998) and Amiel Courtin–Wilson's Chasing Buddha (2000). Venerable Robina recently returned to Australia having taught in Nepal, Russia, Latvia and Indonesia earlier this year.

She has appeared many times on Australian television as well, including on Q&A and Compass.

Places are strictly limited and early bookings are advised for this event. To make a booking, please click here and follow the prompts.

Tickets are priced as follows: Facility Fee: $50 and Member/Concession: $45.

Doors open at 6.00pm and stalls and refreshments are available on site.

For more information on this event, please visit www.buddhahouse.org

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When: Friday 31st July 2015, 7.00pm
Where: The Great Hall, Masonic Centre, 254 North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Facility Fee: $50 Member/Concession: $45
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