Exploring Buddhist Tantra with Venerable Robina Courtin
Thubten Norbu Ling - Santa Fe

Exploring the philosophy of Buddhist Tantra with Robina Courtin

In this talk Venerable presents an insightful exploration of .

This sets the stage for a series of and events, including retreats on emptiness and , a public talk, and an initiation for .

Robina delves into the of , emphasizing the importance of understanding the and distinguishing between neurotic and virtuous states.

She explains that comes from within the mind, not from external sources, and emphasizes how Tantra can help transform into opportunities for .

Throughout the discourse, Robina addresses misconceptions surrounding Tantra, particularly in the Western world, and elucidates its profound teachings.

She emphasizes the role of renunciation, stages of practice, and the utilization of bliss and sexual imagery as symbolic representations in spiritual development.

Furthermore, Robina discusses the relationship between , , and happiness, advocating for a shift towards positive qualities and away from self-centered attachment.

She offers insights into advanced practices, where practitioners cultivate compassion and to transcend attachment and realize enlightenment.

The conversation provides a comprehensive understanding of Buddhist Tantra, highlighting its transformative potential in navigating the complexities of the mind and cultivating genuine happiness and compassion.


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