The Bodhisattva's Jewel Garland (Bodhisattvamanevali)
with Geshe Sherab

Bodhisattvas are driven by their deep compassion to attain enlightenment, the fully developed state in which one can benefit other beings most effectively. In this weekend course, Geshe Sherab will examine a brief and lyrical text by Atisha, the great Indian master who went to Tibet in the 11th century, in which he presents the most essential life instructions for bodhisattvas. Like a string of precious gems, these guidelines are to be worn like a beautiful garland by all those who wish to journey the path of full awakening.

Geshe Sherab’s teachings are clear, practical, and he relates to students with great kindness and patience. Please join us in learning to weave beautiful garlands of wisdom and compassion.

Additional Materials

Prayers for Teachings (PDF)

Prayer for the Swift Return of Lama Zopa Rinpoche By HH Dalai Lama (PDF)

The Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland (Bodhisattvamanevali) (PDF)



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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.