The Way to Wise and Compassionate Living - Workshop

Event Date: 
March 2, 2018 - 10:00pm - March 4, 2018 - 4:30pm

The Way to Wise and Compassionate Living

Public Talk
Date: March 2, 
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
by donation, no registration

Date: March 3-4, 2018
Time: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm

Register Here - $95

Address: 21 Rosedene Ave, Hamilton, ON





The warm hearted, humorous, articulate, and accessible Geshe Sherab will be speaking on the Way of Wise and Compassionate Living, beginning a multiple year series providing a commentary on one of the most treasured texts of Mahayana Buddhism: Shantideva's "Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life'. A Bodhisattva in "The Bodhisattva's Way of Life" is someone who is striving for Bodhi (wisdom of the ultimate nature of reality) as a remedy for the suffering of all beings through being a Sattva (someone motivated by universal compassion).

One of the Dalai Lama's most treasured prayers comes from this text:

As long as space remains,
As long as living beings remain,
Unil then may I too remain
To dispel the suffering of the world.

This text contains many expressive metaphors and very practical methods for cultivating compassion and wisdom and for recognizing and counteracting their opposites, self centeredness and other disturbing emotions. The Dalai Lama has said ""If I have any understanding of compassion and the practice of the Bodhisattva path, it is entirely on the basis of this text that I possess it."

All are welcome to discover the inspiration of the beloved classic.

We will not turn away anyone due to financial concern, please contact to attend by donation.


Geshe Sherab was born in Nepal of Tibetan parents, and received his education at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, the spiritual centre of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). He completed his studies at Sera Je Monastic University and at Gyume Tantric College in India. He has lived in the USA working at the FPMT Central office and several nearby Dharma Centres in Taos, New Mexico. He returned to Nepal after several years in the U.S.A. to become Headmaster of Kopan Monastery. Geshe-la has retired from the Headmaster role in order to have more time to devote to meditation and to teaching internationally.  For the last few years, he has been travelling and teaching at FPMT Centres in USA, Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe.

Mandala magazine has a story of Geshe Sherab here.  You can download and listen to several recordings of Geshe Sherab teaching here.

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Native Women's Centre Rosendene
21 Rosedene Ave
Hamilton, ON L9A 4W3
Phone: (905)-296-3728