Visiting Teachers & Weekend Seminars

Unfortunately, Geshe Sherab was not able to  return for his 5th visit to the Cariboo

April 17 – 19, 2020

due to Covid-19.

We hope to invite him to our centre again as soon as it is possible.

Geshe-la holds deep knowledge of Buddhist Philosophy (a Geshe degree is roughly equivalent to a PHD in the West.) Geshe Sherab travels the world offering teachings to other FPMT centres and is a highly regarded teacher. Geshe-la’s humility, warmth, sense of humour, and genuine interest in people shines through, and we consider him part of our family at the Centre. He relays the wisdom of Buddhist teachings in language we can all relate to and gives practical applications of its relevance in our daily lives.


Friday Apr. 17, 7 – 9pm Free Public Talk
“Peaceful Living/Peaceful Dying”, all are welcome.
Location: Williams Lake Public Library

Saturday & Sunday Apr. 18, & 19,  9:30am – 4pm  Weekend Seminar “Death and Rebirth”. Registration required.
Location: Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre 212 S. 3rd Av. Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 1J4

We would like to offer this amazing opportunity by donation to all who wish to attend and your donation to our Visiting Teacher Fund will help make that possible!

See Geshe Sherab’s website:  click here

Or, read more about Geshe Sherab from FPMT’s Mandala Magazine

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Please donate to our  Visiting Teacher Fund
We are so grateful to Geshe-la for accepting our invitation to visit but as most of you know, these events do cost money.

We would like to offer this amazing opportunity by donation to all who wish to attend and your donation to our Visiting Teacher Fund will help make that possible!


If you are unable to support this event financially, we have many small jobs that could use your help to make Geshe-la’s visit a success.  Please contact us if you are able to help with:

Meals for Geshe-la
Offering flowers for the altar during Geshe-la’s visit
Set up and take down for events at the centre or the public talk
Greeting students as they arrive for teachings
Keeping the centre tidy during events
Providing rides to airport to greet Geshe Sherab
Geshe-la’s driver – to and from his accommodation to events
Each job requires a small amount of time but a huge commitment.
Your help is very much appreciated and will make it so much more fun!


Geshe Sherab at  Shantideva Meditation Center

What is emptiness and how can we apply that wisdom in our daily lives?






Sept. 25th – Oct. 2nd, 2017

Elaine Jackson

Visits Gendun Drubpa Centre


A solid spiritual practice needs to be built on good foundations. Eventually we learn that it takes a steady, patient application of effort and attention. When you’ve got the long-term future in mind, solid foundations are the only way.

Elaine Jackson is one of the founding members of the Vajrapani Institute community (where Ven Tenzin Chogkyi is currently located). Elaine has been a student student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1977. Over time she came to celebrate the fact that peaceful oases exist in our world where the spiritual values of simplicity and working to develop a good heart are put first. The deep healing that such places can facilitate and nurture has possibly never been more needed than now. Every year for 12 years she engaged in a month-long solitary retreat to deepen her practice. She has also completed a three-year retreat.

Schedule for Elaine’s Visit

Sept. 28th Thursday evening talk, “Why Buddhism?” 7:00pmWilliams Lake Library 

Elaine will talk about Lama Yeshe’s life with stories and show some wonderful photos.

Offered by donation

Friday evening / Saturday Retreat, Sept. 29th and 30th  
Introduction to
Healing Meditation and Finding our Inner Teacher

6:00 – 9:00pm –  Gendun Drubpa Centre

Elaine will guide us through breath awareness and guru yoga for inner and outer peace.

The meditations build on one another, so full registration for Friday evening and Saturday is strongly reccomended.

Suggested Retreat fee (tea, snacks and Saturday lunch included):  $110.00
Please bring a donation for our food bank. St_vincent_de_paul

Saturday All Day, Sept. 30th

A relaxed and spacious retreat day. We will continue practices from the evening before.

9:00am – 4:00pm –  Spokin Lake Cabin beside the Gendun Drubpa Enlightenment Stupa (to help heal the surrounding land, people, animals and insects affected by the wildfires)    If you feel that YOU need some healing as well, this is a great opportunity to give yourself the gift of calm and centered healing.

Carpool will be available from Williams Lake.

Please register me for Elaine Jackson’s Weekend Seminar


Sunday Morning Drop-in!

1:30-3:00p –  Gendun Drubpa Centre

In Buddhism we often listen to, study or read many teachings. Ordinary life  can also bring us many lessons.
How do we move those teachings from our heads to our hearts and use them in our daily lives?
Join us as we use discussion and meditation to move the personal advice from the Buddha  from our heads to our hearts.

Offered by donation

Please bring a donation for our food bank. St_vincent_de_paul