37 Practices of a Bodhisattva: Two Daylong Teachings with Geshe Sherab

Saturday and Sunday: September 7 and 8

A weekend course: Sep 7-8, (Sat, Sun), 10:30am to 4:00pm.  Register for full weekend or either of two days. Lunch included with registration.

Join us for this weekend commentary on the practices of a Bodhisattva, i.e., someone aiming for complete enlightenment. Some of the topics include:

  • Circumstances Conducive for Taking Advantage of a Precious Human Life
  • The Importance of Having Proper Friends
  • Refraining from Destructive Behavior
  • Bodhisattva Behavior: Dealing with Harms
  • Overcoming Hostility and Attachment
  • A Bodhisattva’s Daily Practice

Geshe Sherab is teaching The Three Principal Aspects of the Path Sept 3-5. Click here for info:Three Principal Aspects

The instructor is a well-loved Tibetan scholar-monk who teaches in English. See Geshe Sherab’s biography below.

The classic Tibetan text, Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva is part of the lo-jong or “mind-training” canon. The author, 14th-century author, Gyalse Togme Zangpo also wrote a famous commentary on the Seven-point Mind Training which we have been studying lately at Land of Medicine Buddha.

The opening lines say:

I prostrate always respectfully, through my three gateways, to the supreme gurus and the Guardian Avalokiteshvara who, seeing that all phenomena have no coming or going, make efforts singly for the benefit of wandering beings.

Fully enlightened Buddhas, the sources of benefit and happiness, have come about from (their) having actualized the hallowed Dharma. Moreover, since that depended on (their) having known what its practices are, I shall explain a bodhisattva’s practice.

[Translation by Alex Berzin’s translation, studybuddhism.com.]

Root Text:

See the root text (original verses) online at lotsawahouse.org.


See also, root text translated by Alexander Berzin, on studybuddhism.com.


How to Attend

Registration Options:

  1. All weekend
  2. Day One only
  3. Day Two only

About the Teacher

Geshe Thubten Sherab is the Resident Geshe at Thubten Norbu Ling, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Geshe Sherab was born in Manang, Nepal in 1967 as second of 5 sons. He attended Kopan monastery at the age of 9  in around 1976/1977 and was ordained by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.​ After 10 years of study in Kopan, he went to Sera Je Monastery for further studies in 1987, and graduated as Geshe at the end of 1999. After that he joined Gyume Tantric College for a year. Then he taught young monks at Kopan for a year.​​​

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 (TNL) in Santa Fe, NM and Ksiti Garba Center in Taos, NM as resident teacher. He also served as a Board member of the 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 as acting Abbot for a year in 2011 when the late Guru Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundup became ill.

He has been teaching at Kopan during meditation courses as well as traveling and teaching around the world, in the US, Canada, many parts of Europe, Asia, Mexico, Guatemala and Australia.​​

Date(s): Saturday and Sunday: September 7 and 8
Times: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Geshe Sherab
Type of event:
Number of sessions: Two Daylong Teachings
Level: open to all
Participation: One or Both days ok
Location: Main Gompa
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