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Tea and talk with Jenna Woodland | April 9 2021 | The Area News




HOW can we detach from fruitless desires and lead a more contented life? Robina Courtin, Buddhist nun and writer, who supported prisoners on death row, describes the importance of getting to know your mind deeply, in order to lessen the impact of strong emotions – anger, fear, jealousy, anxiety, self-loathing – have on us. She goes on to discuss attachment and how attachment to people, things, view, beliefs create a deep, dark longing inside us. Attachment is the assumption that, “I am not enough”. From this place we feel despair and we are constantly looking for something to fill the internal void. When we think we have found “it”, we grab hold of it and “exaggerate its deliciousness” believing we have found the “thing” to…

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