April 8 & 11, 2018

an exploration of the Eight Worldly Concerns*

*or Eight Worldy Dharmas

These are worldly concerns that generally motivate the actions of ordinary beings: being happy when given gifts and unhappy when not given them; wanting to be happy and not wanting to be unhappy; wanting praise and not wanting criticism; wanting a good reputation and not wanting a bad reputation. (from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive glossary)

Why does your life go up and down all the time? Why so much up and down, it’s because of these things… But when your mind is stabilized and equalized to these concerns, then nothing disturbs your mind, your life is always, always you have inner peace, incredible peace, all the time, day and night. (Lama Zopa Rinpoche, teachings in Guadalajara, Mexico, 2008)

Geshe Sherab will give some open talks on developing a healthy motivation, free of the eight worldly concerns.

About the Teacher

Geshe Thubten Sherab is the very popular resident teacher at our Dharma center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Thubten Norbu Ling. For part of the year, he travels to teach at centers around the world. He teaches in English.

Originally educated at Kopan and later Sera Je, Geshe-la is very closely connected to our FPMT family. In 2001 he was sent by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to New Mexico to serve and help at International Office of FPMT as well as teach at Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe and Ksiti Garba Center in Taos as resident teacher. He also served as Board member of FPMT for 2 years during that period. By end of  2003 in December he returned back to Nepal to do his own practices. In 2006 he was appointed as Head Master of Kopan monastery and served for 4 years. He served at as acting Abbot for a year in 2011 when the late Guru Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundup became ill.

Read this article, A Master from a New Generation

Date(s): April 8 & 11, 2018
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Geshe Sherab
Type of event: open talk
Number of sessions: 2
Level: general
Participation: drop-ins welcome
Location: Main Gompa
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