WHOLE LIFE EXPO 2019,Adelaide, Australia

WHOLE LIFE EXPO 2019

 

This is the Adelaide Festival not to be missed, – the health, well being and natural therapies event in South Australia bringing together yoga and meditation instructors, musicians, speakers, and wellness-lovers into a huge celebration of mindful living. That means there’s something for every type of healthy foodie, mindful Yogi, sacred music lover and spiritualists, with free meditation & chant sessions sitting alongside gluten free & raw food seminars.

Try a yoga or meditation classes you most likely have never heard of from local and international teachers, attend a workshop on personal growth and be introduced to new holistic and healing practices while trying nourishing herbal tonics.

It’s also an opportunity to feel a part of a community of like-minded souls while connecting deeply to yourself and to others.

Here are some of the FREE Festival Features you won’t want to miss:

• LIVE stage – Performances on the live stage featuring a mix of conscious and sacred music, dynamic dance and more.

• FREE Seminars & Workshops – naturopaths, life coaches and psychologists meet with yoga and meditation teachers, reiki masters, energy healers and psychics, to examine new and interesting approaches to personal and spiritual wellbeing.

• The Wellbeing Zone – A vibrant showcase of free classes and workshops hosted by qualified practitioners of various health & healing modalities. Classes include health, nutrition, yoga, dance, movement, life coaching and a holistic lifestyle.

• The Mantra & Meditation Temple – Live demonstrations and immersive experiences in meditation classes, Kirtan, sound therapies,

• The Mystic Space – Featuring the mystical and exotic, this zone features free sessions by some of Adelaide’s best loved astrologers, shamanic and energy healers, tarot card readers, clairvoyants, mediums and psychics.

• The Massage SPA – After a full day shopping, visitors can head to the Massage Spa for their free shoulder, neck or head massage.

• The Kidz Playhouse – This area runs a variety of fun, engaging and inspiring workshops for kids of all ages. Drawing, painting, face painting.

• The Whole Food Court – Here visitors can fuel up with nutritious food, drinks and great coffee at one of several cafes`surrounding the venue.

• The Holistic Marketplace – Showcasing 300+ holistic exhibitors, visitors can indulge in some retail therapy, relax with a massage, discover some sacred music, receive guidance from a psychic reading, indulge in raw chocolate and organic wine, stretch at a yoga class, experience amazing live show, fuel up at one of several gourmet cafes` or just stock up on some of the world’s finest books, vitamins, organic skin care products, yoga supplies, supplements, handmade jewellery, crystals and gluten free treats.

Joint Book Launch – Citizens in Motion: Emigration, Immigration, and Re-mig…,Singapore

Joint Book Launch – Citizens in Motion: Emigration, Immigration, and Re-mig…,Singapore

Description

Programme

6:00-6:30pm – Registration/Refreshments/Book Sale

6:30-6:35pm – Welcome Remarks, Prof Lionel Wee, FASS Vice-Dean (Research)

6:35-7.00pm – Presentation on Citizens in Motion: Emigration, Immigration, and Re-migration Across China’s Borders, Assoc Prof Elaine Ho, FASS Assistant Dean (Research)

7.00pm-7.25pm – Presentation on Marrying for a Future: Transnational Sri Lankan Tamil Marriages in the Shadow of War, Asst Prof Sidharthan Maunaguru, FASS South Asian Studies and Sociology

7.25-7.45pm – Discussant Remarks, Assoc Prof Anju Mary Paul, Yale-NUS Social Sciences

7.45-8.15pm – Q and A/Discussion, Moderated by Assoc Prof Kelvin Low, FASS Migration Cluster Steering Committee

8.15-8.30pm – Book Sale with Autograph Signing

About the Books

Causerie Cozy Concert: Priya Shah, Kitchener, ON Canada

Description

Join us at the Causerie for a relaxed evening of music: a compilation of Priya’s originals and covers, exploring themes of loss, love, wonder, and hope, with a healthy dose of humour. Get ready for a night of folk, soul, and jazz.

While living in KW, Priya was a member of the KW Composers Collective and co-organizer of the Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions, a week-long contemporary music festival held in Waterloo. Now based in Toronto, Priya is currently a music teacher, an emerging music therapist, and a singer-songwriter and contemporary composer. Since completing an internship at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in 2018, she continues to pursue work in the fields of mental health, oncology, and palliative care.

ABOUT PRIYA SHAH:
Priya is a Calgary-born, Toronto-based musician of Indian heritage. Compelled by an enduring, deeply-rooted sensitivity to the world and the ability of music to comfort, arouse, express and soothe the emotions that arise within the human condition, she sings, plays the guitar, piano, accordion, loop machine, and a variety of percussion instruments. She holds a Master of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University and a BMus in Performance from Carleton University. She continues to pursue a life in music through music therapy, teaching, performance, and improvisation. She is currently working on an EP to be released in Spring 2019.

For more about Priya, including upcoming events and recordings, check out her website at www.priyashah.ca.

EVENT DETAILS:
$10-20 PWYC (pay what you can to support the artists & the venue)
Pay at the door.
Cash preferred; credit cards accepted. Sorry, no debit!

Doors at 7PM; concert begins shortly thereafter and will have no intermission.

Soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be available by donation; small snacks available for purchase. We are also fine with outside food & drink brought in.

There are two non-gendered washrooms on site.
Accessibility: there are two steps up to the front door (in the lobby) and a small flight of four stairs (inside the space) up to the event room.

MORE LOCATION & ACCESSIBILITY INFO:
https://www.marit.ca/location-getting-here/

Research Workshop: Making Islam one’s own,Toronto, Ontario Canada

DESCRIPTION

Sattar Shah is an elderly resident of a remote Himalayan valley in the pahars (mountainscapes) of Northern Pakistan. Sattar calibrates his investments and reliance on others as being subservient to his relationship with Allah. He possesses a spirituality, a certain kind of asceticism, developed over a lifetime of negotiating relationships with varying degrees of reciprocity, betrayal, and fulfilment. He has arrived at the conclusion, that only Allah has stood by him through the various tribulations of life, including a large earthquake, material poverty, hunger, death of family, social isolation, and other forms of precarity. I am unable to articulate Sattar Shah only through available tools on Islam, text-critical or anthropological, and posit that another kind of attention is required to capture the work he performs: a lifelong accumulation of strength and fierceness, which cannot be sufficiently explained through forms of self-cultivation. By understanding his devotions to Allah as a site of engagement (the “local”), I seek to appreciate what compels Sattar Shah to only rely on Allah for fulfilling even the most basic of needs such as obtaining milk or the occasional cigarette or donate all his assets to the local madrassa or not seek humanitarian assistance after a large earthquake. By drawing attention to the particularities and situatedness of Sattar Shah’s relationship with Allah, I attempt to show that this relationship is accumulative and accretive of the very social it seeks to reject. The rejection of the social or engaging with it on one’s own terms, constitutes a site of the social in itself, one that is needed for Sattar Shah’s sustenance. This allows us to appreciate how Sattar Shah makes Islam his own, rather than only being subjected to its ethical norms. (paper will be available for circulation)

Omer Aijazi is a SSHRC and FAS Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto, and a research affiliate with the Institute of Islamic Studies. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2018. His works have appeared in journals such as Women’s Studies Quarterly, International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters,Journal of Narrative Politics,andHumanity and Society.

NO MORE MISERY GUTS! Adelaide

NO MORE MISERY GUTS! Adelaide

Louise Macartney is a Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach – a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In addition, she has 30 years of experience in Nursing; including Midwifery, Child & Family Health and as a Lactation Consultant. She is a highly sought after public speaker and facilitates a variety of wellness seminars throughout Australia and overseas.

In 2006 Louise experienced a variety of health issues. She set out to explore potential underlying causes of her symptoms and found an overwhelming amount of research on the connection between the gut and … every area of health! In 2010 Louise left her nursing career to work as a Health Coach – specialising in gut health. In 2013 she created a virtual wellness hub Live Clean Collective (now run by over 20 Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches) and has co-created ‘Let’s get Vibrantly Healthy’ – a 30 day Health Coaching Program (to be released Feb 2019).

Not satisfied with simply addressing underlying causes of dis-ease, a self confessed ‘Wellness Junkie,’ in 2015 Louise developed a fascination about ‘Living Longer, Better!’ Her research led her to the Blue Zones – 5 regions of the world where people live measureably longer lives. Since then she has visited ‘The land of Immortals’, Okinawa, Japan where ‘women live longer than any women on the planet,’ Ikaria, Greece – ‘The Island Where People Forget to Die’ and the largest Institute for Training and Research in Ayervedic Medicine in India.

Louise will share her her own personal journey, her longevity insights PLUS an abundance of up to date research linking digestive issues to a multitude of health conditions including allergies, asthma, autism, auto-immune disorders, depression, diabetes, digestive issues. hormonal imbalances, infertility, learning difficulties….and more! These seminars are jam packed full of simple, sustainable and affordable solutions that will leave you inspired to choose a life of wellness and vitality.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

The Critical Role of the Microbiome in Health and Longevity

The Gut / Immune / Skin / Brain / Hormone Connection

How your Gut Bacteria May also Influence Sustainable Weight Loss

Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Joining the Dots – exploring  the causes of ill health

21st Century Health Issues

The Politics of your Plate

Fermented Foods – the Dysbiosis Debate

Deprivation V’s Crowding Out

An individualised approach to wellness (Bio-Individuality)

Primary and Secondary Foods

The Power of Purpose, Gratitude and Community in a Disconnected World

The Harmful Effects of EMF’s

Simple Ways to Detox your Body…and Home!

Clean Living on a Budget

Secrets of The Blue Zones

Integrating Ancient Wisdom with Modern Medicine

Please note: This seminar is in a private home

FAQs

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Phone or text: 0405925436

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No – there will be a registration sheet at the event

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Bring a pen and paper to take notes.

TESTIMONIES

I came away feeling empowered to make positive changes to create a much healthierlifestyle for me and my  family. Cherie (May 2010)

I would really like to thank you for arranging to have such a knowledgeable person come and share their wealth of  information with us all. This presentation has truly changed my lifeand for that I will be eternally grateful. Danielle (August 2010)

You presented your talk earlier this year at our kindergarten and it was agreed by all who attended that it was the  best discussion that we have had at the kindergarten. Personally after listening to you, I changed a number of my  purchasing and eating habits and am now much happier, healthier and 15 kilos lighter thanks to those amazing  green smoothies for breakfast instead of my normal cereal! Steve, Kindergarten Director (December 2011)Today my twins turn one, and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you Louise, for all of your support, advice  and wisdom over the last 18 months. You have made such a big difference in our lives and for our whole family’s health. What a blessing to have found you when we did. Amanda (February 2012)I wish to thank you most sincerely for speaking today at the LGMA Women’s Network. You are an inspiration to all. They call footballers legends – I don’t think they know what alegendary person is. You are a legend and you rock! I  have had feedback from some attendees today who have not realised that what they sell in the shops is making the human race sick. Because it is in the shops it must be good they say. Thank you so so much. I will always keep  you  in mind should someone need assistance with their health or to speak inrelation to health. Yvonne Dalwood,  Exec Assistant to the Mayor, City of Charles Sturt (June 2012)

Louise gave a talk for my group ‘The Goddess Within’.’ We had around 40 women there and most of the night all I  could hear was “oh” and “no!” She was incredibly clear, concise, filled with amazing information and facts that  every person on this planet needs to know about. If we are ever going to change what is happening with our  children’s health, and ours we HAVE to start listening and who better to listen to than Louise Macartney.  Diane McCann, Director, Beyond the Ordinary (July 2012)Ms. Louise Macartney was the guest speaker at a General Meeting of the Natural Health Society (S.A) Tuesday 5th  February 2013. Louise spoke to the Society on the topic: 21st Century Health Issues – Addressing the Cause, not  the Symptoms. She gave a well structured, engaging and information packed presentation which brought together  aspects of nutrition and toxicity, a range of interesting and disturbing statistics relating to health, theimportance of  eating seasonal food, and key facts about our Gastro Intestinal Tract. The address concluded with a number of  useful tips for attaining and maintaining good health,  and it provoked a wide range of questions from an  enthusiastic audience. It was a pleasure to have such an interesting and inspiring speaker at the Society’s meeting. Mark Heard, President Natural Health Society, S.A. Inc. (February 2013)

Louise you have done it again. Your A-Z of Child Health Seminar today was amazing. Ihave picked up so many more things from hearing you again today –  and this time a focus on other people’s issues they are having with their children. I hope to pass on what I have  learned from you and for it to also be a constant reminder to me of why I am making these  changes in the lives of my family. Thank you so much I wish every mother and father could hear this presentation. It is truly life altering. Joanne B (March 2013)

I would just like to say thank you for coming over to Kangaroo Island. You were very inspiring and have really motivated me to get healthy.  I actually felt like i have gotten more answers from you then all the specialist i have been to in the past 6 years. I have slowly started cutting out sugar, dairy and gluten and have actually noticed a difference already with my energy levels. Annemarie (August 2014)

I was totally blown away after our “one on one” session and your presentation at the Parndana Hotel. Inspiring to say the least. You touched and elaborated on a few things that I knew a little about, then introduced a whole new world to me. Ness (August 2014)

Louise Macartney was an energetic speaker who conveyed her message well to our Bowen Therapists. We have had some great feedback on her presentation and she gave members  information that they could take straight back  to their clinics and use the next day withclients. Her relaxed nature and delivery of information resulted in an easy    to follow demonstration of some of the pitfalls of a modern lifestyle. I would highly recommend her  presentation to any group interested in health and wellbeing. Deb Hart BTFA CPE  Coordinator (July 2014)

I started my health journey 3 years ago, I had suffered with so many different symptoms over the years. One day a Mum from school gave me a flier to a seminar on the connection between the gut and the brain. WOW WOW WOW! I spoke with Louise after – I think I was pale and shaky lol, because literally all my questions had been answered! To cut a long story short I changed my diet, and slowly created a ‘clean’ home. Over the next 3-6 months ALL my symptoms went away, I lost 20kg, I feel great, my kids feel great, my husband feels great. 3 years later and we haven’t looked back. Kara (May 2015)

I have had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (and there has been talk of Fibromyalgia) for over 20 years and until I heard Louise speak a couple of years ago I believed that until they found a cure I would have it for the rest of my life and all I could do is manage symptoms and be as healthy as I could be. What I didn’t know until 2 years ago was that I had to power to change my own health. It was in my hands, all I had to do was to give it the right conditions. I now consider myself to be almost recovered from CFS and yesterday chose not to declare it as a disability on an employment form (as it is no longer that for me) – and truly believe that I will achieve 100% recovery. Tracy (June 2016)

Louise’s presentation at our February Bowen Therapy CPE Training Day provided a solid evidence base as to why all of us need to take personal responsibility for addressing the underlying causes of our dis-ease. Sharing her personal journey about ‘creating a better way’ to being healthy, Louise’s presentation was based on research and current thinking from contemporary science on causes of disease (including epigenetics and the gut health connection).  More importantly, the presentation offered valuable insights into harm causing agents and ways we can restore or maintain our body’s natural balance when this has been challenged by factors now so common in our modern lives – inflammation, stress, poor diets, toxins, lack of sleep, nutrient deficiencies, trauma, lack of exercise.   As a nutrition health coach Louise provides inspiring and motivational background information that is coupled with practical enabling strategies aimed at influencing her audience to both think differently about the causes of disease and then take responsibility for action to ‘get to a place of balance’ with their own health.’ Presentation at Bowen Therapist’s Federation of Australia SA CPE Training Day, Barbara Beacham Bowen Therapist (February 2018)

I thoroughly enjoyed this talk, Louise has such a passion for health & has done so much of her own research so her talk is very evidence-based. I would highly recommend! Kay Davin, Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach, Ireland (April 2018)

Louise you are the reason I’m still breast feeding my little man today, your support and encouragement got me through a very stressful time, you then continued to help us on our health journey. You are always such a strong and positive influence. Recommended highly by my Sister in law, I am thankful I made that call that day, my life changed for the better. Anna (September 2018)

Some of the best advice given to me was by Health Coach Louise Macartney – an amazing one at that! I had a health coaching session with her all the way from Australia via Skype. I took her advice and the difference I’ve noticed has been astounding! I now understand that it was the process of eating a high plant based, organic, phytonutrient rich diet that gave my body what it needed to heal itself! Suzanne D’Arcy, Health Coach , Ireland (Jan 2019)

Financial Management Day for the Indian Community – 23 Feb 2019, Singapore

Description

Let’s Progress Together towards Financial Wellness in this educational seminar. Be entertained whilst you learn these very important skills for financial wellness.

This seminar will be conducted in English/Tamil.

Suitable age group: 20 to 55 years.

Registration will start at 8:30 am.

Lunch and 2 tea breaks provided. Buffet Food served will be Halal with Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian options.

Goodie Bag provided.

This is an educational seminar. There will be no sales of any financial products or services.

Kindly sign up only if you’re sure on attending as there are only limited seats and we would like to offer seats to those who are really interested. Thank you for your kind understanding.

Programme

8:15am Registration Begins

8:50am Opening Segment

9:00am Event Commences. 1M65 – How to be a CPF Millionaire by Age 65 (Mr Loo Cheng Chuan) 

9:45am Welcome Address Keynote Address by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam

10:00am The Importance of Financial Planning (Dr Koh Noi Keng)

10:35am Morning Tea

11:00am Are We Adequately Protected? (Mr M P Sellvem)

11:45am Panel Dialogue – “Financial Concerns of Millennials” By Millennials for Millennials

1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions*

SESSION (1) Retirement & Investment Options
SESSION (2) Empowering Women Financially
SESSION (3) Life Journey for Young Couples

3:15pm Financial Quiz ($1000 worth of vouchers to be won)

3:30pm Investments – A New Outlook (Mr Vasu Menon)

4:15pm Closing and Afternoon Tea Break

* Participants to select one of the Breakout Sessions. Subject to availability and changes. There will be other speakers and panelists speaking during the breakout sessions.

Things To Do In Singapore, Seminar ,Family & Education

FASS Bookshare Spring 2019,Singapore

FASS Bookshare Spring 2019

 

FASS Bookshare celebrates and showcases books authored by faculty members who have dedicated years of research into their publications.

In previous years Bookshare has highlighted single-authored books in a range of disciplines and topics, such as Asian Mobility, Power, and Representation, Development, Migration, Protest in Asia and Southeast Asian Cosmopolitanism, Urbanism, and Tourism, and Religion, Diaspora, and Travel.

This edition of Bookshare focuses on Youth, Politics, and Mobilization in Asia. Three faculty members will share their research experiences and motivations, they are:

Assistant Professor Sayaka CHATANI, NUS Department of History

Assistant Professor Taberez NEYAZI, NUS Department of Communications & New Media

Assistant Professor Jinping WANG, NUS Department of History

PROGRAMME

3pm: Refreshments & Registration

3:15pm: Introduction by Chair, Associate Professor Ian GORDON, Head of the NUS Department of History

3:20pm: Nation-Empire: Ideology and Rural Youth Mobilization in Japan and Its Colonies by Assistant Professor Sayaka CHATANI

3:35pm: Political Communication and Mobilization: The Hindi Media in India by Assistant Professor Taberez NEYAZI

3:50pm: In the Wake of the Mongols: The Making of a New Social Order in North China, 1200-1600 by Assistant Professor Jinping WANG

4:05pm: Q & A

4:35pm: Refreshments

As seating is limited, RSVP early and if your plans change, please cancel the reservation.

About the Speakers

Sayaka CHATANI

Why do people decide to fight for their nations and people? What turns people into supporters of an ideology? Sayaka Chatani has been intrigued by these questions for two decades now, which drove her to study the intersection between the nation, the military, and society in East Asia. She found her academic home in the field of history, but is eager to learn other theories and methods that help her better investigate these issues.  Dr Chatani’s next project is Homeland: North Korean Diasporas in Postwar Japan. In collaboration with KumHee Cho, she is investigating the development of North Korean identities and their community network among the Korean diaspora. Their lives show tightly entangled contexts of post-colonialism & neo-imperialism in Japan, diaspora politics that produced a distinct emotional community, and the hegemonic presence of North Korea. Through oral histories and personal archives, this project reveals the deep grassroots connections between the most closed communist tyranny and the leading capitalist nation in Asia, and the highly politicized lives and consciousness of the Korean community that became the bridge between the two.

Taberez Ahmed NEYAZI

Taberez Ahmed Neyazi joined the Department of Communications and New Media as Assistant Professor of New Media and Political Communication in July 2017. He has considerable international experience living and working in diverse cultural settings in Asia, Europe and America. Dr Neyazi conducts qualitative and quantitative research that ranges from newsroom observation studies, media content and sentiment analysis to survey and public opinion research. He has done research in India’s big cites and in small towns, as well as in the newsroom of the largest Hindi newspaper. He trained survey interviewers in Delhi 2014, Patna 2015, and Kolkata 2016.  Dr Neyazi’s research focuses on political communication and public opinion; computational social science; digital, mobile and social media; communication theory; political Islam; and public policy with a focus on India and South Asia. He has served as co-PI on the India Election Studies (IES) and the country coordinator for this project on media, campaigning, and influence in India’s National and State-level elections. The IES team includes colleagues from Emory University, Cleveland State University, Kyoto University and the National University of Singapore. The IES team aims to develop closer collaboration among institutions, students, and scholars, and build a generation of students and scholars interested in developing innovative campaign research in India.

Jinping Wang

Jinping Wang is a social-cultural-political historian of pre-modern China, and holds a PhD from Yale University (2011). Before joining NUS, Dr Wang was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include Chinese history, Chinese religions, regional studies, and the Mongol-Yuan and Ming Empires. Dr Wang is currently working on two new projects, Cultural History of Quanzhen Daoism and Empire on the Ground: A Social History of Ming-Mongol Relations in the Northern Frontiers.

Directions: From Kent Ridge MRT take bus A1 from Exit A and alight at LT 13. Walk up a small hill to AS7. Take the elevator to level 6 and walk around the corner past the restrooms. Turn left at the glass door; the Seminar Room will be in front of you. (Press Ctrl & + to enlarge the maps below, or view larger size maps here and here.

Indian Head Massage for Health, Singapore

Description

Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practiced in India for thousands of years. The focus is on your head, neck and shoulders. It was originally used to improve scalp and hair condition.

Indian Head Massage is also safe during at any stage of pregnancy as you are working with just the head neck and shoulders and sitting in a chair.

10 Benefits of Indian Head Massage:

  1. Lubricate and condition the scalp, helping to prevent flakes and dry scalp without the use of harsh chemical shampoos.
  2. Enhance blood circulation in the head and neck area. When the scalp is “tight” from stress, circulation and hair growth are impeded.
  3. Stimulates and improves lymphatic drainage and blood flow to the neck thus helping to remove waste products from the body
  4. Strengthen the roots of the hair and nourishes the hair-shafts, promoting new hair growth and strengthening current hair.
  5. Spreads the natural oils of the hair, increasing hair lustre and vibrancy
  6. Helps protect hair from the damaging effects of the sun and harsh weather by improving resiliency over time
  7. Relax the scalp and increase pliability of hair
  8. Relax the muscles in the neck and shoulders and help prevent migraines, headaches and neck pain
  9. Promote sound sleep at night
  10. Relieves symptoms of anxiety and depression

You will learn:

  1. Simple steps of rubbing, kneading and applying pressure points in your neck, shoulders and to the scalp of your head with your fingers and hands.
  2. Usage of various essential oils to help promote healthy scalp, hair growth, and reduce neck and shoulders aches and pain, and stress.

Please contact Adida Shahab at 97426791 for full address of venue or you can go to www.SelfCare4Health for more information.

What is Awakening? Public Talk, Burlington, On Canada

Description

In Shantideva’s own words, the Spirit of Awakening “is the supreme medicine that alleviates the illness of the world. It is the tree of rest for beings exhausted from wandering on the pathways of mundane existence.”

We are delighted to welcome Geshe Sherab once again and look forward to his inspiring and clear teaching style. Geshe Sherab will answer the question, what is the awakened mind and what distinguishes our minds from an enlightened, awakened mind.

This event is by Donation

We also welcome you to attend the weekend teachings Cultivating the Ground for Awakening, Creating a More Positive World for Ourselves and others.


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.