Geshe Gedün Sherab to Speak on Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Traditions



Geshe Gedün Sherab to Speak on Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Traditions


Thu., Sep 27 2018 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM


Rouss Hall Rm 403

The time and location are confirmed. 

Please join a conversation with Geshe Gedün Sherab and David DiValerio on Thursday, September 27 at UVA.

Geshe Gedün Sherab will share his unique experiences on the rigors and rewards of traditional Tibetan Buddhist retreat. An accomplished meditator, Geshe Gedün Sherab has undertaken numerous long-term retreats in a number of sacred sites in East and South Asia.

Geshe Gedün Sherab has undertaken austerities at sacred sites, including in mountain caves,  throughout the Himalaya, East and South Asia, as well as Lake Namtso, Drakyerpa, Ngulchu, Machen Gangri, Wutai Shan, and Bodh Gaya.

About the Speakers:

A native of Zhowong, Amdo (Qinghai Province), Geshe Gedün Sherab was classically trained at Rongpo Monastery. There he served as tutor before undertaking additional studies at Sera Monastery in Lhasa, where he earned his Geshe degree and became a professor. When not undertaking retreat, Geshe Gedun Sherab devotes his time to charity work.

David DiValerio is associate professor in Religious Studies and in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His current research focuses on long-term meditative retreat traditions in Tibetan Buddhism, and the ways in which those practices transform the yogins’ relationships with society, the world, and their own bodies.

This talk is co-sponsored by the UVA Tibet Center and the Contemplative Sciences Center.