time 10:00 AM





Please see the special note and updated map below. Please use the main door of the RBG Main Centre at all times of the day. (same building, different room)

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.

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.

There are several translations of Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life available, such as this one done by the Padmakara Translation Group, and another done by B. Alan Wallace and Vesna Wallace.

Everyone is welcome! There is something special about the in-person experience. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet with Geshe Sherab in person as well as with the Lama Yeshe Ling community of like-minded friends.

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.

When: Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, 2023

Morning Session – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

Lunch – 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET – See below for options

Afternoon Session – 1:30 – 3:30 pm ET

Where: The Royal Botanical Gardens and online 

*** Special Note: The teachings will now be held in the Annex of the Main Centre of the Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON L7T 4H4 due to unforeseen circumstances (same building, different room). We can now use the Main Entrance throughout the teachings. Parking is free and participants will not need to pay the regular RBG admission fee. Just let them know that you are attending an event in the Annex.

Please see the map below.

Participants will also have access to the RBG’s indoor Mediterranean Garden and outdoor Hendrie Park on the days of the retreat.

Here is an updated map showing the location of The Annex within RBG Main Center.

Please use the main entrance.


We will also be streaming these teachings online for those unable to attend in person.

Register ahead to watch on Zoom.

or watch the sessions live-streamed on Facebook.

Lunch Options: Participants are asked to either eat at one of the restaurants at the RBG or to go elsewhere. We have been asked not to bring our own food to eat on the premises.


Some nearby offsite options:

You can learn more about the Public Talk that Geshe Sherab will lead on Wednesday, November 22 here.

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!

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 – We Need Your Help!

Sponsoring the teachings helps to make the teachings available to everyone. In this way, we are able to practice the generosity of giving of the Dharma and thereby create vast amounts of merit.

Remember to make an aspiration/dedication to accomplish your goals for yourself and others before making the offering. With clear intention, we can create causes to accomplish the welfare of both ourselves and all sentient beings, or of any heartfelt cause.