Welcome
Geshe Thubten Sherab
August 2-4, 2019


Geshe Sherab was born in Manang, Nepal in 1967, the second of five sons. He began attending Kopan Monastery at the age of 9 in 1976/1977, ordained by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and given the ordained name Thubten Sherab.

After 10 years of study at Kopan, he went to Sera Je Monastery in South India for further studies and graduated as Geshe at the end of 1999. He then joined Gyume Tantric College for a year. After that 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 and teach at Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe and Ksiti Garba Center in Taos. He also served as an FPMT Board Member for 2 years during that period.

In December, 2003 he returned to Nepal to do his own practices. In 2006 he was appointed as Head Master of Kopan monastery and he served in that position for 4 years till he resigned in begining of 2010. He served at Kopan as acting Abbot for a year in 2011 when the late Guru Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundup became ill.

Presently Geshe-la teaches for half the year at Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe and Ksitigarbha Tibetan Buddhist Center in Taos, New Mexico. He spends the other half of each year as a touring teacher for the FPMT, visiting centers in the US, Canada, many parts of Europe, Asia, Mexico, Guatamala and Australia.

Geshe Sherab's Web Page
Exploring the Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra is widely known in the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It is part of the Prajnaparamita Sutras, a presentation of profound wisdom on the nature of reality.

Just as our heart is the most important part of our body, this sutra contains the heart or essence of the Prajnaparamita Sutras, the most important teachings of the Buddha and means the Perfection of Wisdom.

The Sutra explicitly reveals the stages of understanding profound emptiness and implicitly explains the grounds and paths, the various realisations produced, and the methods of practice.

Everything the Buddha taught was aimed at bringing sentient beings to the state happiness, free of mental afflictions. We can best achieve this state beyond sorrow with the wisdom realising emptiness as taught in The Heart Sutra.


Public Talk
Introduction to The Heart Sutra
Friday August 2
7:00-8:30 pm

Suggested donation $10


Weekend Mini-Retreat
Practicing The Heart Sutra
Saturday August 3
10 am-3:00 pm

(Vegetarian lunch provided)
& Sunday August 4
10 am-Noon

Suggested donation $80

Anyone is welcome to attend any event.

Donations cover expenses and offering to the Teacher.

For more information, please call Bob at (406) 543-2207


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