Upcoming tours and events

Geshe Sherab to return Jan-Feb 2017 for Australian teaching tour

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Geshe Sherab at Bunbury, Western Australia

FPMT in Australia is very pleased to announce the return of popular teacher, Geshe Sherab, who will tour Australia in January and February 2017.

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 Gyume Tantric College.

He then completed retreat and teaching assignments both in the United States and Asia. He served as Head Master of Kopan Monastery’s school for four years, overseeing debate training and tantric training activities. For the last few years, Geshe Sherab has been teaching at FPMT Centers in USA, Mexico, Guatamala, Asia, Europe (including Finland) and Australia. Currently Geshe-la is resident teacher at Thubten Norbu Ling Center, Santa Fe, United States of America.

Geshe Sherab understands and connects very well with Western students, presenting the Dharma in English with an accessible, warm and open manner. His down to earth and humorous aproach brings clarity to even the most difficult topics. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of listening to Geshe-la don’t miss this unique opportunity. Below are the dates and contact details of his teaching tour.

Teaching dates and contact information

1 – 6 January, Hospice of Mother Tara, Bunbury
www.hmt.org.au

7-9 January, Hayagriva Buddhist Centre, Perth
www.hayagriva.org.au

10-16 January, Chag Tong Chen Tong Buddhist Centre, Hobart
www.chagtong.org

18-22 January, Kunsang Yeshe Centre, Blue Mountains
http://www.kunsangyeshe.com.au/events/categories/visiting-teachers/

28 January – 5 February, Vajrayana Institute, Sydney
www.vajrayana.com.au

8 February, Karuna Hospice, Brisbane
www.karuna.org.au

9-12 February, Langri Tangpa Centre, Brisbane
www.langritangpa.org.au

17-23 February, Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo
www.chenrezig.com.au

24-26 February, Potawa Study Group, Wagga Wagga
www.potowabuddhistgroup.simplesite.com

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Liberation Prison Project events

Borobudur Retreat with Geshe Zopa – March 2017

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Geshe Tenzin Zopa

While on his recent teaching tour Geshe Tenzin Zopa kindly made time to meet with Liberation Prison Project in Italy and Australia. LPP is happy to announce a wonderful opportunity to join Geshe Zopa for our third Annual Eight Verses Retreat in  Borobudur March 21-25 2017. Geshe Zopa has a wonderful connection with Borobudur and recently spoke at the International Buddhist conference there in May. You can register for the retreat with Effie at Dharma Journey. For more information click visit this link

The gift that keeps on giving

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Sponsoring one or more Liberation Prison Project students in prison is the gift that keeps on giving. Prisoners share their Dharma materials and Mandala subscriptions with fellow inmates or place them in the prison library. We have 20 years of testimony of the transformative effect the Dharma has on their minds, their lives and the prison environment. While inside the prison and when they  leave, their greatest wish to to benefit others and give back to society.

The cost of supporting one prisoner for a year is $50. This covers the costs of purchasing and shipping Dharma books to prisoners, their families and prison libraries for free, processing their correspondence with their Dharma friends, their subscription to Mandala Magazine and the annual Liberation calendar of Tibetan astrology. You can make a one time donation or recurring weekly, monthly quarterly or annual donation here. 

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One Month retreats with Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2017

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Kyabje Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

Light of the Path Retreat

20 Aug – 17 Sept 2017
North Carolina, USA.
Details to come. Involves doing prostrations and Guru Puja every morning followed by teachings by Rinpoche

100-Million Mani Retreat

4 Oct – 5 Nov 2017
Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Italy.
Details here. Involves recitation of the mantra of Chenrezig and teachings by Rinpoche