Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Program with Geshe Sherab August 2010

Geshe Thubten Sherab, a formal headmaster of the renowned Kopan Monastery, will be visiting Chokyi Gyaltsen Center (CGC) this August 2010, and will be giving us a flair for the Kopan Monastery dharma teachings and workshops. Geshe speaks very fluent English, and Mandarin translation can be provided if required.

Participation is free, but registration is required.

Calm Abiding Meditation

Date: 14th August 2010 (Sat) & 15th August 2010 (Sun)
Time: 2pm - 5pm.

Venue: Chokyi Gyaltsen Center

~ What is Calm Abiding Meditation? ~ Is Calm Abiding Meditation same as Meditation
~ What and why is it so important to do the Calm Abiding Meditation

~ Can Calm Abiding Meditation help us in our daily busy life?

You may have queries during this workshop and may consult with Geshe Sherab. The practice of calm abiding helps us develop concentration and mindfulness which is greatly needed in our everyday life. During the 2 days workshop, Geshe Sherab will guide us on how to practice calm abiding in our busy life.

Naga Puja

Date: 11th August 2010 (Wednesday) & 20th August 2010 (Friday)
Time: 8.30 pm
Venue: Chokyi Gyaltsen Center

Naga Puja is a powerful puja to pacify Nagas (a kind of being in animal realm which lives around us) which brings harm to people, such as Skin Disease and Cancer.

By participating in this puja, it brings protection to you not to receive any harm from Nagas. You may attend the puja or make offerings toward the puja and leave your name and dedications. It is due to the power of the puja, the power of the Buddha’s blessings, the power of your sincere faith and the power of dependent arising, that helps heal the sickness by a certain degree or complete recovery.

Please feel free to write to us or call Ms. Stephanie at (012) 428 2929 for any assistance.

The Journey of Reincarnation

It is part of our life that everyone will finally get on this journey. How do we prepare for this journey and how does this journey look like? What are the four elements & how do the four elements dissolve? When does our consciousness leave our body? What does Intermediate State Being mean? Do we take rebirth within 49 days?

Join us to find out about our special journey at the end of this life, so that we can plan our future lives. It is important for us to learn and plan properly before this journey begins, and the sooner we find out about this, we stand a better chance of not taking rebirth in the lower reams (eg, hell beings, hungry ghosts, and animals) when death suddenly descends upon us.

The workshop will be concluded with an Extensive Medicine Buddha Puja dedicated for your good health and happiness from life after life.

21st August 2010 (Saturday)

2.30pm – 4.30pm Session 1
~ How to prepare for and not be afraid of death
~ How to benefit the Dying and the Death

5pm – 7.45pm Session 2
~ On Euthanasia & Practicing Charity with the Body
~ Dissolution of the Four Elements

8.45pm – 10.45pm Session 3
~ Intermediate State Being

22nd August 2010 (Sunday)

2.30pm – 5.30pm Session 4
~ The 12 Link & Formation of the Four Elements
~ Q & A

7pm – 8.30pm Extensive Medicine Buddha Puja

9pm – 9.30pm Public Blessing by Geshe Sherab

Kindly register with Ms. Stephanie at or 012-428 2929 for this workshop – The Journey of Reincarnation before 7th August 2010 (Saturday).

As for the donation for Extensive Medicine Buddha Puja, please write in your dedication and submit the list before 7th August 2010 (Saturday).

Interactive 5 Days Lam Rim Retreat

Date: 27th August 2010 (Friday) – 31st August 2010 (Tuesday)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Chokyi Gyaltsen Center

All the 84,000 teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni are contained in Lam Rim in the most structured manner, giving us a proper understanding of dharma starting with kindergarten level to advanced level. Often we attend dharma talk on an ad hoc basis, and the dharma topics seem so sporadical. Our understandings of dharma are so out of place. Learning dharma becomes so boring.

You will find the retreat to be very interactive, it will stir our curiosity of wanting to learn dharma, and after the 5 days, you can see all the 84,000 teachings of Buddha in one picture, and you can contextualize your understanding of dharma, and you will know how to debate, and most importantly, you won't be ignorant and you can't be fooled by superstitious belief that constrain your actions.

Here is the schedule for the Interactive Lam Rim Retreat:

10.00am - 10.30am Meditation
10.30am - 12.30pm Teaching - Session 1
12.30pm - 01.30pm Lunch Break
01.30pm - 03.00pm Q & A or Debate Session
03.00pm - 03.30pm Tea Break
03.30pm - 05.00pm Teaching - Session 2

Kindly register with Ms. Stephanie at or 012 - 428 2929 for Lam Rim Retreat and submit to us latest on 15th August 2010.


Geshe Thubten Sherab was born in 1967 and he entered Kopan Monastery at the age of nine and he completed 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.A and Asia. He served as Headmaster of Kopan Monastery’s school for four years, overseeing debate training and tantric training activities.

Geshe Sherab understands and connects very well with Western and Eastern students, presenting the Dharma in accessible, warm and open manner.

Geshe is a title of Buddhist doctorate degree, obtained after over 20 years of Buddhist studies in a monastery. The person must pass all examinations on memorization, debate and writing.

You can download CGC's Timetable for August 2010 here:


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