Venerable Robina Courtin’s Teachings

at the

Land of Compassion and Wisdom


Venerable Robina Courtin gave evening teachings in Austin, April 27 and 28, 2014.  Over two dozen students were present for these wonderful teachings that were like an abbreviated Lam Rim course…so much in so little time.  Suffering, karma, happiness, emptiness, vows, attachment/anger/ignorance, the mind and more; these were not little sips of water but fountains to splash in then try try to absorb!

This was an example of positive collective karma ripening and how precious it was.

Thank you, Venerable Robina, for what you have given us.

 About Venerable Robina.  Ordained in the late 1970s, Ven. Robina has worked full time since then for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom.


 Land of Compassion and Wisdom




Geshe Soepa to Austin


     We are fortunate to have our teacher, Geshe Thubten Soepa, visit Austin annually for  extended periods of time.  During his visits, Geshe-la offers classes suitable for all levels of interest in Buddhist philosophy and practice, providing insight and methods to help us live more meaningful and satisfying lives, and ultimately to reach our highest potential.

     Geshe-la’s next visit will begin in July 2014.


Geshe Soepa studied for 21 years at Sera Jey monastery in India where he passed the highest level of examinations for his Lharampa Geshe degree. He later taught for three years in Sera and Dzongar Choden monasteries. Geshe Soepa served as resident teacher for Aryatara Institut in Germany for 10 years. He has been visiting and teaching at Land of Compassion & Wisdom in Austin, Texas since 2006 where he is the unofficial, part-time, resident teacher.