Lama Yeshe Ling Toronto Presents​: Geshe Sonam

We are delighted to welcome Geshe Sonam Ngodup back to Canada and Lama Yeshe Ling! We are so fortunate that he will be volunteering to teach and offer spiritual guidance.
The upcoming Toronto teachings will focus on The Stages of The Path of Spiritual Development, as well as Buddhism as a Science of the Mind. In addition to the Lam Rim Commentary, Geshe Sonam will speak on the mental states according to His Holiness Dalai Lama’s “science of the mind” approach.

For this teaching, Geshe Sonam will be using Songs of Spiritual Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa. You can find the text here.


Venerable Geshe Sonam was born in Kardze, Kham in 1968, crossed the Himalayas to come to India to become a monk when he was 13 years old. He graduated with distinction as a Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je monastery. After this, he studied tantric philosophy and ritual at Gyume Tantric College. Geshe Sonam has taught at the Maitreya Institute in the Netherlands, at Nalanda Monastery in France and as a visiting teacher at various FPMT centres in Europe and here at Lama Yeshe Ling.

The Stages of The Path of Spiritual Development, and Buddhism as a Science of the Mind (Teachings)
@ Trinity – St. Paul’s United Church – Memorial room, 427 Bloor St West, Toronto.
January 4th, 2020; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM To attend the teaching please register on Eventbrite
February 8th, 2020; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM To attend the teaching please register on Eventbrite

Lama Yeshe Ling Toronto Presents​: Geshe Dakpa Jampa

We are delighted to welcome Geshe Dakpa Jampa and looking forward to his thorough and insightful teaching. Geshe Dakpa Jampa, a senior lama from Drepung Loseling Monastic University, is kindly returning to Lama Yeshe Ling this year. He will give us a commentary on The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation. This is one of the most important texts from a genre of Tibetan spiritual writings known as Lojong (mind training).

The root of our experience is in our own minds. By cultivating the minds of loving-kindness and wisdom we can learn to skillfully navigate life’s challenges. Regardless of outer circumstances, we have the capacity to transform our lives by choosing our own perspective and thereby our experiences.

Geshe Dakpa Jampa was born in 1970 in Hunsur, India. In 1992, he took full monastic vows and became a Gelug (monk) at Drepung Loseling Monastic University, in India. In 2002, after many years of intense study of Buddhist philosophy, Geshe Dakpa Jampa attained the highest level of education in the Gelug tradition, known as geshe lharampa, which is equivalent to a doctorate degree and is regarded as the most prestigious honour in the Tibetan Buddhist world. Geshe-la is a resident teacher at Ganden Tender Ling and FPMT centre in Moscow.

Thought Transformation with Geshe Dakpa Jampa (Teaching)
September 7, 2019 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Estonian House in Toronto Ltd. – 958 Broadview Ave. Unit 102, Toronto, ON
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Lama Yeshe Ling Presents: Geshe Thubten Sherab

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.

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 travelling and teaching at FPMT Centers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe.

What is Awakening? (Public talk)

February 15, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
@ Burlington Student Theatre – 2131 Prospect S., Burlington, ON
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Ground for Awakening, Creating a More Positive World for Ourselves and Others.

February 16, 2019 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM;
February 17, 2019 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
@ Burlington Student Theatre – 2131 Prospect S., Burlington, ON
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Lama Yeshe Ling Toronto Presents: Venerable Robina Courtin.

We are delighted and honored to welcome back guest teacher Venerable Robina Courtin. Thousands of people globally have been inspired by Ven. Robina’s unique and dynamic teaching approach.

Ordained since the late 1970s, Robina Courtin has worked full time since then for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s FPMT. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom.

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Staying Sane in a Crazy World (Public talk)

April 10, 2018. 7:00 – 9:00 pm

@ East Plains United Church. 375 Plains Rd. E, Burlington ON

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Karma – The Ultimate Life Hack (Public Talk)

April 13. 2018. 7:00 – 9:00 pm

@ University of Toronto Multi-faith Centre – Great Hall. 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto ON

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Choose Your Life! with Ethics, Freedom and Ease (Weekend Workshop)

April 14-15, 2018. 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

@ Enoch Terner School House. 106 Trinity Street Toronto ON

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