Teachings with Geshe Sherab

Fri May 17, 7:30–9pm EDT
Sat–Sun, May 18–19, 10:30am–4:30pm EDT


Peace Amidst Life’s Storm
Fri May 17

Is there such a thing? Is it possible to have inner peace when there is so much going on in our own lives, unrest in our corner of the world and greater conflicts in the world at large? The Buddha says YES!

Essentials of Buddhist Philosophy
Sat–Sun, May 18–19

“To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one’s mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas”

The Dhammapada, 14.183

“Buddhism is about learning and understanding yourself, your own mind and your emotions. With that understanding, [we are] trying to reduce negative and destructive emotions like unhappiness and pain [and to] cultivate love and improve the positive state of mind, compassion, wisdom and tolerance. These are the source of strength and courage.”

Geshe Sherab, The Buddhist Channel

Geshe Sherab, an accomplished scholar and practitioner, will provide an overview of Buddhist philosophy and practices so that we may cultivate our own paths to enjoy meaningful and fulfilling lives. This is a perfect teaching for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, and a special opportunity to engage in discussions and Q&A with an immensely wise and kind teacher.

To know more about Geshe Sherab:

The Master from the New Generation – Geshe Thubten Sherab

Finding Inspiration in FPMT Centers: An Interview with Geshe Sherab

Important Note

This is an in-person and online event. Please review our latest Covid-19 policy if you are attending in person. For online, the events will be administered using Zoom*.

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Registration / Schedule

Suggested: $20 per session
Other offering options: free, $5, $10, $30

Sat-Sun Schedule:

10:30am–12:30pm: Morning teaching
12:30–2:20pm: Lunch
2:30–4:30pm: Afternoon teaching

The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member benefits will apply automatically if you have a membership in MindBody.

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Time zone: US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC-4)

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About the Teacher

Geshe Thubten Sherab was born in 1967 in a small village in the province of Manang, the western part of Nepal, to a Kagyu-Nyingma family. He entered Kopan Monastery at the age of nine and completed his geshe studies at Sera Jey monastery in South India, followed by a year at Gyumed Tantric College. He then completed retreat and teaching assignments in the United States and Asia. Geshe Sherab served as headmaster of Kopan Monastery’s school for four years, overseeing debate training and tantric training activities. Geshe-la taught and helped in the FPMT International Office for two and a half years in Taos, New Mexico (2001–03) and also served as director of the FPMT board for a few years. For the last few years, Geshe-la has been traveling and teaching at FPMT centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia, and Europe, while also serving as resident teacher at Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe, New Mexico.