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Green Tara Retreat with Venerable Robina
Friday, January 17, 2014, 07:00am - 12:30pm
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The Buddha, Green Tara is the embodiment of the holy actions of the Buddha and helps us to overcome life's obstacles. In this week long retreat, (Jan 10-17) Venerable Robina Courtin will lead us in the meditation practice of Green Tara as well as give teachings on the stages of the path to Enlightenment. Venerable Robina has been ordained since 1978. She has been the Editorial Director of Wisdom Publications and Executive Director of Liberation Prison Project. Known for her extraordinary energy, fearless approach to teaching the dharma and firey compassion, which she brings to every retreat she leads, Venerable Robina's life and work have been the subject of the documentary film CHASING BUDDHA. There is a suggested minimum 100 dollar donation plus room and board but no one turned away due to lack of funds. To register or for more information, visit our website at www.landofmedicinebuddha.org

Location : Land of Medicine Buddha - 5800 Prescott Road - Soquel
Contact : office@landofmedicnebuddha - 831-462-8383 - www.landofmedicinebuddha.org
Suggested minimum donation of 100 dollars plus room and board

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