Geshe Sherab’s Visit to Lama Yeshe Ling – November 2023

Lama Yeshe Ling is delighted to welcome back Geshe Sherab, in person, this November. Geshe la understands and connects very well with Western students, presenting the Dharma in English, in a highly accessible, warm, and open manner. We feel very fortunate that agreed to return to teach and share his profound wisdom and compassion with us.

Volunteer Opportunities Now Available – We Need Your Help!

Volunteer roles are now outlined. Please sign up using this form to help us to make these teachings a success. Thanks so much!

See details of Geshe Sherab’s arrival times at Toronto Pearson Airport if you would like to welcome him there.

Join us for a Public Talk, “Developing Resilience in Times of Disruptive Changes: Such as Global Warming and AI ” to be given by Geshe Sherab at The Burlington Public Library, Central Branch on the evening of Wednesday, November 22, 2023, in the Holland Room.

We will also be holding a Weekend Teaching Retreat with Geshe Sherab. Geshe la will continue teaching from Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life – now teaching the chapter on Joyous Effort (Chapter 7). In this classic masterpiece, Shantideva provides instruction on how to practice compassion and wisdom in everyday life, describing the ‘perfections’ of the Bodhisattva which are generosity, ethics, patience, joyous effort, meditative concentration, and wisdom. This will take place on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, times of sessions to be announced. The teaching retreat will be held at The Royal Botanical Gardens (Room 5). 

Everyone is welcome! The event is sponsored by many individual benefactors cultivating the generosity of giving the Dharma. Please see below for ways to contribute to the success of these teachings.

About Geshe Thubten Sherab

Geshe la was born in 1967 in a small village in the province of Manang, the western part of Nepal. He entered Kopan Monastery at the age of nine and completed his Geshe studies at Sera Je Monastery in South India, followed by a year at Gyume Tantric College. He then completed retreat and teaching assignments both in the U.S. and Asia. He served as Head Master of Kopan Monastery’s school for four years, overseeing debate training and tantric training activities.

Geshe Sherab taught and helped in FPMT International Office for two and a half years in Taos, New Mexico, from 2001-2003, and also served as Director of the FPMT Board for a few years. After he returned to Nepal from the United States, Geshe-la was in retreat for a year and was then appointed as Head Master of Kopan. For the last few years, he has been traveling and teaching at FPMT Centers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia, and Europe.

Opportunity to Sponsor the Teachings

Here is a break-down of our expenses for Geshe Sherab’s visit, along with our regular monthly expenses. Any surplus offerings will go towards our $6500/mo. regular operating expenses.

accommodation (at the Centre)  $             –
flight travel  $    245.00
teaching venues  $    955.00
food  $    140.00
travel insurance  $      35.00
car rental  $    275.00
offering to Geshe Sherab  $    500.00
unforeseen (or more for an offering)  $      50.00
total for Geshe Sherab visit and teaching  $ 2,200.00
and not to forget our regular centre monthly expenses  $ 6,500.00

Our mission at Lama Yeshe Ling is for all of us to develop Dharma realizations. So our programs are free, to give you the opportunity to support the Dharma through generosity, for this is a most powerful way for you to collect the virtue which you need for developing realizations.
Everything we do depends entirely upon you and everyone in our community understanding the benefit and power of generosity.
We are so grateful and rejoice in any donation you may make.