Integrating the Path into our Daily Lives
with Geshe Thubten Sherab
April 2019 - Date TBD
Most of us work hard to balance a busy job, family responsibilities and maintaining friendships in an often chaotic world. When we develop an interest in cultivating the spiritual path, it can be a challenge to reconcile our practice with living a busy life. Tse Chen Ling is honored to have Geshe Sherab Gyatso join us for two evenings of advice on how each can merge our practice more fully with our daily lives. Doing so can help us live our lives with more presence, confidence, compassion and wisdom.
"For beginners in the Dharma, the most important thing is to try and integrate one's study and practice. Some are only into studying, they focus only on the intellectual. They have knowledge like a computer, but this knowledge never really touches the heart. This kind of individual becomes very arrogant and tends to look down on other people with less learning." - Geshe Thubten Sherab
Geshe Thubten Sherab was born in Manang, Nepal in 1967 as second of 5 sons. He attended Kopan monastery at the age of 9 in around 1976/1977 and was ordained by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. After 10 years of study in Kopan, he went to Sera Je Monastery for further studies in 1987, and graduated as Geshe at the end of 1999. After that he joined Gyume Tantric College for a year. Then 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 as well as teach at TNL in Santa Fe and Ksiti Garba Center in Taos as resident teacher. He also served as Board member of FPMT for 2 years during that period. By end of 2003 in December he returned back to Nepal to do his own practices. In 2006 he was appointed as Head Master of Kopan monastery and served for 4 years. He served at as acting Abbot for a year in 2011 when the late Guru Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundup became ill.
He has been teaching at Kopan during meditation courses as well as traveling and teaching around the world, in US, Canada, many parts of Europe, Asia, Mexico, Guatamala and Australia