A Friday night and Weekend teaching: Friday night: 7-9pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am-4pm.
Geshe Sherab returns to Land of Medicine Buddha to teach April 10-15th, beginning with an introduction to Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga on Friday evening.
Geshe Sherab is also offering further instruction on Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga through the weekend with practice days — including commentary — on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12. Each day will consist of morning sessions and afternoon sessions with vegetarian buffet lunch included.
Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga is a particularly powerful practice for receiving the blessings of one’s personal teacher and developing the realization of guru devotion. Also known as the Hundred Deities of Tushita (Ganden Lha Gyama), it is a seven-limb practice related to Lama Tsongkhapa, a great Tibetan scholar, saint, and yogi of the 14th century.
Lama Tsongkhapa is the founder of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and revitalizer of many sutra and tantra lineages and the monastic tradition in Tibet. Click Here for a short biography from the FPMT website.
Helpful Links to Learn about Guru Yoga
- Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains “What is Guru Yoga?” in this excerpt from his book, The Heart of the Path: Click Here
- Read a short excerpt from a teaching by Lama Yeshe on “Why We Need a Guru”: Click Here
- Link to Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga ebook and pdf ($2.99): Click Here
How to Attend
- Friday night only
- Friday night and Saturday and Sunday (Residential options available)
Note: “Will give at door” option is not available for Saturday or Sunday so that we may have accurate lunch counts. Please register online.
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, the second of 5 sons. He attended Kopan monastery at the age of 9 around 1976/1977 and was ordained by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. After 10 years of study at Kopan, he went to Sera Je Monastery for further studies in 1987, graduating as Geshe at the end of 1999. After that he joined Gyume Tantric College for a year. Following this, 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):||April 10-12, 2020|
|Times:||7:00 pm - 4:00 pm|
|Type of event:||general class|
|Number of sessions:||Friday night and Weekend|
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