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Cultivating the Ground for Awakening- Creating a More Positive World for Ou...

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Burlington Student Theatre

2131 Prospect St

Burlington, ON L7R 1Z2

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In the classical masterpiece "Guide to the Bodhisattvas Way of Life", the great Shantideva presents perspectives and methods to bring our lives closer to the Bodhisattva way of compassion; inspiring us to engage in the perfections of the Bodhisattva -generosity, ethics, patience, joyous effort, meditative concentration and wisdom.

Geshe Sherab has the ability to make this ancient wisdom highly relevant and accessible to us now. We have asked him to continue his commentary on the Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra (this time Chapters 2 & 3) - which lays the foundation for developing the greatly compassionate mind of awakening - Bodhicitta.

“May I be a protector to those without protection,
A leader for those who journey,
And a boat, a bridge, a passage
For those desiring the further shore.

May the pain of every living creature
Be completely cleared away.
May I be the doctor and the medicine
And may I be the nurse
For all sick beings in the world
Until everyone is healed.”

(Excerpt from Shantideva's Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra Chapter three)

Geshe Sherab will also be speaking on Friday on the topic What is Awakening?


Geshe Thubten Sherab was born in 1967 in a small village in the province of Manang, the western part of Nepal, to a Kagyu-Nyingma family. 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 Gyumed 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 understands and connects very well with Western students, presenting the Dharma in an accessible, warm, and open manner.
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.

Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. If you have a special diet you are welcome to brilng your own meal. There is a kitchen with fridge and microwave but no stove.

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