Robina Courtin Socially Engaged Buddhism

Robina Courtin

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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).

See also – Robina Courtin in Conversation

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Name: Robina Courtin Socially Engaged Buddhism
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £13.00
Member: £13.00
Student: £6.50
Registered Unemployed: £6.50
Disabled: £6.50
Under 18: £6.50
Senior (60+): £11.00
Young Person (18-25): £6.50
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546