Courageous Compassion

A three-week course with Ven. Robina Courtin


Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm, December 2nd, 9th, 16th

The development of compassion and bodhichitta is the point of the path to enlightenment. The end result is the removal of all separateness from others and the spontaneous capacity to benefit all sentient beings perfectly.

Why “courageous”? Because genuine compassion encompasses all living beings, including the harmers and the negative ones, not just the innocent.

But as Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, “Compassion is not enough: we need wisdom.”

Without the development of renunciation of suffering and its causes (which comes from understanding the law of karma and the workings of one’s own mind) and of the wisdom that sees reality as it is (which comes from understanding dependent arising and emptiness), one cannot fully develop such radical compassion.

The great bodhisattvas are fierce in their determination to never give up on sentient beings: they “think in terms of eons,” as His Holiness the Dalai Lama says.

The course will be held online, via Zoom. With lecture and engaging live Q & A opportunities with Ven. Robina throughout each session.


Suggested donation is $20 per session or $50 for full course.
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