Friday 24 January 2020 we met ven. Robina Courtin, Buddhist nun of Australian origin, in a conference open to the public.
It was an opportunity to get to know her not only as a teacher but also as a testimonial of the Liberation Prison Project, a social activity dedicated to recuperating the person in prisons, through the introduction of Buddhism and meditation, founded by her, in the United States in 1996 and then spread over time to other countries.
In the first part of the Conference the Project was presented in its Italian version by President Lara Gatto (LPP Italia), Ven Seiun (Consigliere LPP), Filippo Scianna (President UBI Unione Buddista Italiana), Michele Cernuto (Director Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa), Grazia Sacchi e Massimo Bonomelli (Soci fondatori e Operatori storici di LPP Italia – Carcere di Bollate), Fabio Fassone (Consigliere LPP).
Followed by the venerable Robina who intervened by sharing the experience “Dharma in action” offering a wider perspective of the project on a global scale.
The award-winning film, Chasing Buddha, documents Robina’s life and work with death row inmates in the Kentucky State Penitentiary.
Liberation Prison Project has been active in Italy in some penitentiary institutes for more than ten years (currently in Milan Bollate, Pavia, Livorno and Lodi) with individual or group awareness courses for prisoners and prison staff, and enjoys the patronage of the Italian Buddhist Union – UBI.
The conference audio is available in the ILTK Podcast section here >>