GESHE SHERAB ‘FROM THE HEART’ TOUR - From the archive library

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Geshe Thubten Sherab returns to Australia for a long-awaited two month national tour, From the Heart. The tour encompasses a program of teachings, talks, meditation courses, pujas and informal opportunities such as picnics and walks, thus enabling students to spend relaxed time with this warm, wise and kind senior FPMT Geshe. Geshela has been teaching westerners for decades as both a travelling and a resident geshe, and understands the western mind very well.

With his gentle humour and extensive knowledge, his teachings and public dharma activities are not to be missed, whether the topic is the wisdom of emptiness or whether it be an introduction to buddhism; Geshela connects with all students, beginners and experienced alike. This is a precious opportunity to participate in in-person and online events that are designed to open us to the qualities of compassion and kindness as Geshe Sherab teaches from the heart. (Scroll down to see the full program below)


Langri Tangpa Centre, Brisbane
Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo
Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre, Katoomba
Potawa Buddhist Group, Wagga Wagga
Chag Tong Chen Tong Centre, Hobart
Buddha House, Adelaide
Tara Meditation Centre, Bunbury
Hayagriva Buddhist Centre, Perth


Langri Tangpa Centre, Brisbane Fri 10th – Sun 12th Feb
The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Dharma (Away from Samsara)
Saturday and Sunday all day
Mahayana Mindfulness talk
Friday evening
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Chenrezig Institute, Sunshine Coast Wed 15th – Sun 19th Feb
The Method of Equalising and Exchanging Self with Others
Wednesday to Friday morning teachings
The Seven-Fold Cause and Effect Method
Saturday and Sunday all day
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Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre, Katoomba Thur 23rd – Sun 26th Feb
Tara Retreat Day 
Thursday all day
Official Opening Day 
Friday Half Day Centre opening ceremony plus 1 x Intro to Buddhism, How to Meditate
Developing Compassion in the Face of Adversity 
Saturday all day
Generating Wisdom to Overcome Negative Habits of Mind 
Sunday all day
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Potawa Buddhist Group, Wagga Wagga Mon 28th Feb – Wed 1st Mar
Evening Public Talk on Forgiveness
Tuesday evening
Teaching on Refuge (includes Refuge Ceremony
Wednesday evening
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Chag Tong Chen Tong Buddhist Centre, Hobart Sat 11th – Mon 13th Mar
Welcoming the Lamrim into our daily lives – our best companion on the Path
Saturday all day
Refuge Ceremony
9.30am – 11am Sunday
Developing the Good Heart by the accumulation of Merit or Positive Potential
Sunday all day (includes potluck lunch Q and A with Geshela)
Introduction to the practice of Medicine Buddha and its Benefits
Healing Medicine Buddha Puja
Monday afternoon
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Buddha House, Adelaide Thu 16th – Sun 19th Mar
Getting Smarter: Applying Our Understanding of Emptiness in Daily Life
Thursday evening
Picnic and Walk: Social get together
Four Points Analysis – Finding the Self
Saturday and Sunday all day
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Tara Meditation Centre, Bunbury Thu 23rd – Mon 27th Mar
Bouncing Back: Resources for Resilience
Thursday evening
Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga
Eight Verses of Thought Training
Monday evening
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Hayagriva Buddhist Centre, Perth Fri 31st Mar – 2nd Apr
Why meditate on the Heart Sutra?
Friday evening
The Heart Sutra
Saturday and Sunday all day
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Geshe Thubten Sherab was born in Menang, Nepal in 1966. He entered Kopan Monastery at the age of 9. After 10 years study, he went to Sera Je Monastery graduating as a Geshe. After this he went to Gyume Tantric College for one year where he qualified in tantric studies and rituals and then to Kopan Monastery for one year to teach young monks. From 2001 – 2003, Geshe Sherab served as a Board member at FPMT International Office, Taos, USA.

He was appointed Head Master of Kopan Monastery from 2006 – 2010 and then served as Acting Abbot in 2011 at Kopan Monastery. For more than a decade Geshe Sherab has been travelling the world, teaching at FPMT centres in USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Asia, Europe and Australia. Currently Geshe-la is resident teacher at Thubten Norbu Ling Center, Santa Fe, USA, where he spends six months of the year, whilst the other six months is spent as an international geshe.