Chloë Goodchild in conversation with Buddhist nun & teacher, Robina Courtin, discussing compassion, energy, mantra, sound, Buddhism, HH the Dalai Lama, consciousness, and much more.
The VOCE Dialogues offer a simple, accessible in-depth ground for poets, authors, musicians, visual artists, and visionary teachers to share and disseminate their insights about the transformative practice of contemplative, creative and compassionate communication.
A Buddhist nun since the late 1970s, Robina Courtin has worked since then with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, a worldwide network of Tibetan Buddhist activities of her teachers, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinopche. She has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism.
She was born in Melbourne, Australia, and educated by the Catholic nuns. She studied classical singing until the mid-1960s when, ripe and ready for revolution, she became involved in the radical left in London and eventually feminism. Wanting something spiritual again she met Tibetan lamas in 1976, in Australia, and received ordination as a monastic eighteen months later, in Kathmandu.
Robina’s life, as well as her work with prisoners, have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom. A CD of her singing prayers and mantras, Devotion, in collaboratoin with Yantra de Vilder, was produced in 2017.
Chloë Goodchild is an international singer, innovatory educator, author and founder of The Naked Voice (1990) and its UK Charitable Foundation (2004), dedicated to the realization of compassionate communication in all realms of human life. Deafness in childhood catalysed Chloë’s deep encounter with her inner self, and began a lifetime’s experiential research into the voice as a catalyst for personal evolution and global transformation.