Teachings with Geshe Sherab

Peace Amidst Life’s Storm

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

“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

Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog 

 This practice has the power to purify negative energy, which is the main thing preventing us from actualizing the path to enlightenment. The practice consists of a series of requesting verses combined with the recitation of the hundred-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva. This Heruka Vajrasattva practice includes tsog: an offering ceremony that represents assembling all of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in a visualization of a sacred dance. 

To register or learn more about this ceremony, please click here.  All are welcome to participate.

Additional Materials

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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.