Learning to love openly and wisely

2 – 4 September
with Venerable Aileen Barry and a special guest Q & A with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Compassion and loving-kindness serve us well and yet they may often seem in short supply, unstable and limited as we face the challenges of life. While our capacity to access these innate qualities can indeed seem difficult, nonetheless, because they are innate, they can be developed and stabilized.

It is often slow, yet it is a worthy investment of our time and energy. Developing confidence in our ability to show up with compassion and loving kindness is the key to our success and to heal our own suffering. It is the foundation of the path that brings us home, to our heart, to genuine happiness that just naturally supports all other beings too.

This is an on-line course in which we have two very special guests. On Friday evening we welcome Venerable Robina Courtin, who is known for her energetic teaching style and the clarity she can bring to the dharma. On Saturday afternoon we welcome Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, who will generously share her knowledge and wisdom with loving kindness during a Q&A.

To register, please go to  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/learning-to-love-openly-and-wisely-tickets-393477169807

Venerable Aileen Barry (Thubten Chotso)

Venerable Aileen has been studying Buddhism since encountering it on her way to Australia from her native Ireland in the 1990s. She became a Buddhist nun some 20 years ago. She served Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo for many years, living at her Nunnery in India and traveling across many countries with her. Venerable Aileen has served in various dharma centres and worked also with Venerable Robina Courtin in bringing dharma to prisons. She offers guided meditation practices and teachings in a variety of settings, including various dharma centres, schools, prisons, and since covid, increasingly online. Currently, she is enrolled in the two-year Buddhist Chaplaincy Training offered through Upaya Zen Center, whose focus on Engaged Buddhism reflects her values.


4 – 5.30 pm IST:
Introductory talk and short guided practice

With Venerable Robina Courtin

9 – 11 am IST:
Loving Kindness and compassion, beginning with ourselves.
Guided Practices, group discussion and followed by time for Q&A   

1 – 3 pm IST:
Loving Kindness and compassion extending out to others.
Guided practices, group discussion
, followed by Q&A with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo.

9 – 11 am IST:
Bringing it all together- practices for self and others.