"We think happiness is what we get when attachment gets what it wants. Buddha says happiness is what we get when we give up attachment."

Ven. Robina

Lama Yeshe

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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Death & Dying Course May 21–31

I’ve arrived at Kopan for our course, as scheduled. Ven. Fran said that after the second earthquake, most of the 60 participants canceled. About a dozen of us decided to brave the elements! We will use the new book of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's, which you can download for free here.
Effie Fletcher at Himalayan High Treks has set up a Nepal relief donation program to offer direct aid to schools, staff, and damaged villages.

Retreat at Borobudur

Postcard 51 from Robina: Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, March 5, 2015

From Padova to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, via Milano, London and Doha in Qatar. At the airport was my dear friend Ashish Kumar, who with his parents and brother has been working here for years. The last time he invited me—August 2013—we decided to use my layover between 1 and 7 a.m. for a teaching...

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