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Kindness Begins at Home: Self-Compassion and Compassion Fatigue Online Teachings with Venerable Robina Courtin

7:00 pm Monday, June 1, 2020

Our spiritual practice aims to develop compassion for others.  In that practice, we can lose sight of the importance of practicing compassion for ourselves.

And in a time of great upheaval and suffering, the overwhelming needs of others can burn us out.

With her sharp intellect, incisive wit and warm compassion, Venerable Robina Courtin will address how to maintain balanced compassion.




Photo courtesy Maitripa College, Marc Sakomoto

Download course notes, "A Bird Needs Two Wings: Wisdom and Compassion," prepared by Venerable Robina for this week's teachngs here:

Course notes for TABLET

Course notes for PHONE

The teaching will take place Monday, June 1, 7-9 pm,  hosted by Kadampa Center on Zoom and streamed on YouTube.

Students will need to register for each individual teaching they plan to attend.

Click here to register for this session.

The online environment creates an opportunity to develop new etiquette when attending a teaching.

  • We ask students to please log in at least 10 minutes early, so that we have time to resolve any technical issues before the teacher arrives.
  • To minimize distractions, please avoid using group chat during the teachings.
  • Private chat will be available, and students can send questions for the teacher to the chat monitor, who will be identified for each teaching.

More about Venerable Robina Courtin


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Supporting the teachings

Supporting the teachings is an incredibly powerful and important act -- it is a practice of the highest form of generosity – giving the means to enlightenment. Kadampa Center has for many years operated within the ideal of offering teachings without charging a fee, so that money is not an obstacle for anyone to hear the precious teachings and participate in the practices. We rely on the generous hearts of those who are moved to support the spiritual offerings and keep them open to everyone regardless of ability to pay.

Although we don't have the expense of travel and hospitality for Venerable Robina during her visit, donations are still needed and meaningful, and make it possible for us to make a generous offering to her on behalf of everyone attending the teachings.

Supporting the teachings benefits not just the Center and those who attend, but it also greatly benefits the donor, because it creates the causes to meet the teachings again in future lives, and deepens the connection with the teacher.

Kadampa Center offers two ways to support the teachings: Sponsorships and Donations.

Sponsorships begin at $250.

Sponsors receive:

 - The opportunity to write a personal dedication that we will post on the gompa door for all to share.  We must receive the sponsorship and dedication by Friday, May 29 to assure we have time to print and post your dedication.

There may be more than one sponsor for any event.

Donations are any amount less than $250.

Donors of $100 or more receive:

 - The opportunity to write a personal dedication that we will post on this pagefor all to share. We must receive the sponsorship and dedication by Friday, May 29 to assure we have time to print and post your dedication.

Supporting the teachings is a two-step process

Step One  is dedicating your generosity (click here).

Step Two  is making the donation or sponsorship (use the buttons below on this page),

Dedications may be very simple - "For my mother, Rosemary" - or they might encompass more extensive spiritual wishes, such as "May these teachings be the cause to liberate all sentient beings," or wishes for the teacher's long life, to benefit a person who is ill - any heart-felt positive intention!  You also can dedicate for more than one intention. If you'd like, you can team up with friends on a sponsorship - please have one person make the donation and work it out among yourselves. 

Use our secure online community to donate by clicking your choice below.

To try our new Text Giving, send KC108 to 73256 and select your level from the drop down menu..

Don't forget to dedicate your generosity!

Venerable Robina Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor Spiritual Materials ~ $108

Sponsor Mon, Tue or Weds ~ $250

Sponsor Friday teaching ~ $350

Sponsor Saturday or Sunday teaching ~ $500


Venerable Robina Donation Opportunities

Heart Giving ~ $Your Choice

Thank You!