Diamond Mind with Rob Nairn

Tuesday Evenings: 7, 14,21,28 August 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday 1 September: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm (Bring and Share Vegetarian Lunch)

Buddhism teaches that the mind is the source of 100 percent of all unhappiness: anxiety, agitation, desire, anger, grief. Through understanding how our mind works, it is possible to tame it—and to discover that happiness, wisdom, compassion, and clarity are actually inherent qualities in all of us.
This course will run over 4 evenings and end with a one-day retreat. Sessions will be practical and inter-active; Participants will be introduced to the principles of insight, and taught how to create the conditions for it to arise in daily life; they will discover its liberating power, and learn to rely on it in daily meditation, Rob will be assisted by Roux Krige
Reading: Diamond Mind by Rob Nairn. The shop will have a limited number of these books in stock.
Cost: R500 up front, R120 per evening, R250 Day Retreat
The facilitators will happily accept dana (the course fees are used to support the centre). Please don’t let finances prevent you from attending – contact the office for concessions.
Tel: 011 614 1948 Week mornings
Email: Johannesburg@kagyu.org.za


Rob Nairn

Rob Nairn is a well-known and greatly appreciated teacher of meditation, mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhism in Southern Africa and internationally in the UK, USA and Europe. He is a successful author with several books on these subjects including Tranquil Mind, Diamond Mind and Living, Dreaming, Dying. He established the Kagyu Samye Dzong Centres in Southern Africa with Akong Tulku Rinpoche and was instrumental in setting up Mindfulness UK and the first Mindfulness MA course at Aberdeen University.

He left a successful legal career as Professor of Law and Criminology at the University of Cape Town in 1980 to follow his spiritual path and entered a four-year cloistered retreat at Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland, training in meditation and compassion practices.

His combination of incisive analysis drawn from his legal background, his intense study, respect for Buddhist teachings and awareness of Western psychology makes him a unique teacher of meditation practice in the West, with a practical and down-to-earth approach.

Buddhism teaches that the mind is the source of all unhappiness and Rob Nairn has spent a lifetime bringing the insights of Tibetan Buddhism to show how the mind works and how it is possible to tame it, allowing the discovery that happiness, wisdom, compassion and clarity are inherent qualities in all of us.