• Maximum $108.00 – Suggested Donation for both classes is $40

Date & Time Details: Thursday Dec 7 and Monday Dec 11 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT

Location: Online and In-Person

Address: 5800 Prescott Road, Soquel, CA, USA

Contact: Rommy Johnson
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Embracing Interconnectedness

December 7 - 11, 2023

Dependent Origination, or Pratityasamutpada, is a fundamental teaching in Buddhist philosophy that illuminates the interconnectedness of all phenomena and the causes of suffering. In this enlightening class with Geshe Sherab, we will explore the profound verse:


“All Phenomena that originate from causes, the Tathagata has taught these causes, And also that which puts a stop to these causes, This too has been taught by the great Sramana.” – Shakyamuni Buddha

This verse encapsulates the essence of dependent origination and highlights the comprehensive nature of the Buddha’s teachings. Geshe Sherab will guide you through an in-depth exploration of the following key topics:


Who Should Attend: This class is suitable for both beginners and those with prior knowledge of Buddhist philosophy. It offers an opportunity to explore the depth of Buddhist wisdom in a practical and accessible manner.


Join us for this transformative journey into the heart of Buddhist teachings and discover the noble essence of dependent origination.


Class Dates:


December 7

December 11


7:00 – 8:30 pm


Recordings will be available if you are unable to attend one of the classes.


This class will be In-Person and Online via Zoom. All participants will receive the Zoom link regardless of whether they plan to attend in person or on Zoom.


About Geshe Sherab

Geshe Thubten Sherab, a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa since childhood, brought this direct lineage of teachings to New Mexico in 2001. Geshe Sherab held the position of headmaster of the Mount Everest School at Kopan Monastery in Nepal, and was appointed to serve as acting abbot of Kopan Monastery for one year. Since 2014, Geshe-la spends six months per year as Thubten Norbu Ling’s resident teacher, and six months teaching his students abroad. Geshe-la teaches in English.

Zoom Room Ettiquette:


Out of respect for the Dharma, our teacher, and the precious opportunity we have to attend virtual teachings, please attend our Zoom classes as if you were in person in our gompa. For example, please respect other students’ need for quiet time to settle their mind before class, and we kindly request that you turn your camera off if you have a pressing need to move about.


To help create a virtual community we request that you keep your camera’s on throughout the class. Your video feed won’t be part of the recording if you have concerns about this. Please arrive a few minutes early so that we can start promptly. 


*** Image credit Tashi Norbu, Flamingos ***