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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