***Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation this course will likely occur on Zoom***
If the teachings are offered virtually, we will close sign-up for each session to midnight on the day prior to each session.
Geshe Sherab teaches three consecutive evenings on Lama Tsongkapa’s Songs of Experience
The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim bsdus don), also known as Song of Spiritual Experience (lam rim nyams mgur), is counted amongst the 18 great lamrim texts studied by scholars and practitioners of the Gelug tradition. Composed by Lama Tsongkhapa (1357- 1419), the text presents the complete path to perfect enlightenment in 45 verses.
“The skillful and compassionate Shakyamuni Buddha taught diverse types of Buddhadharma within a collection of 84,000 scriptures for the diverse mental dispositions and spiritual inclinations of his listeners. The essence of all these teachings is presented in such excellent treatises as Atisha’s “Lamp for the Path” which presents the systematic approach of an individual on the path to enlightenment. With this as a basis, Lama Tsong Khapa composed three versions of lam-rim texts: an extensive version known as the “Great Exposition of the Path to Enlightenment”; a medium-length version known as the “Middling Exposition of the Stages of the Path”; and…the “Short Exposition of the Stages of the Path” which is also “Songs of Experience.” – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Link to the text of “Songs of Experience”: Click Here
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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):||Mon., Tue., Wed., April 13-15|
|Times:||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Type of event:||open talk|
|Number of sessions:||Three|
|Participation:||Ok to come to one, two or all classes|
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