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Robina Courtin: Socially Engaged Buddhism 3rd January 2020 Buddhist Season of Talks & Events at The British Library

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The Venerable Robina Courtin

A Buddhist nun, a social activist and global speaker with a passion for women’s rights, social activism and the search for deeper meaning. Passionate, warm and funny, Robina doesn’t fit the mould of what people might expect a nun to be.

Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne in 1944 and was trained as a classical singer while living in London during the late 1960s. She became a feminist activist and worked on behalf of prisoners’ rights in the early 1970s and became a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 1977. In 1997 she founded the Liberation Prison Project, a worldwide organisation, which she ran until 2009. Two documentaries have featured Robina’s life and work; Christine Lundberg’s On the Road Home (1998) and Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s Chasing Buddha (2000).

When: January 3rd 2019  14:00 – 15:30 & 18:00 -19:30