Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
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September - 2020 Calendar

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September - 2020 Highlights

Tuesday September 1

Public Talk "Meditation on the Antidote to Pride"  
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

6:30 pm
LiveStream

Pride is an afflictive mind which causes one to have an inflated self-opinion, while focused on one's wealth, qualities and so forth. It causes mental disturbance as well as the tendency to look down on others, and is therefore a cause of difficulty in our relationships with others. Today, we we learn how to identify this harmful mind and how to reduce and eliminate it through relying on the correct antidote.

Tuesday September 8

Public Talk "The Best (continuation)"  by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

6:30 pm
LiveStream

During his seventeen years of life and death in Tibet, the pre-eminent Indian Buddhist master, dearly known among his admirers as Jowo Atisha, most responsible for the second dissemination of Buddhism in Tibet, often visited places accompanied by his close disciples. On such visits, the disciples would frequently request teachings from the master or ask questions to him. Once when they were in central Tibet, his three main disciples Khuton, Ngok, and Dromtonpa asked the following question: “Of all the teachings of the past, which is the best?” The master replied with 21 bests touching on different aspects of a practitioner’s spiritual life. We will go through that list and expand their implications to our daily life.

Saturday September 12
*Via ZOOM

Foundation Series • Part IV - The Four Immeasurables: Loving kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity with Geshe Lobsang Tenzin

10:00 am - 3:00 pm This five-part series, taught by with Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, introduces the essential elements of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, theory and practice. These teachings provide a basis for individual and group practice at the center and serve as a prerequisite for more advanced retreats.
  Register by calling our Administrative Office. FEE: Members $58 / Non-members $65 for individual classes or Members $245 / Non-members $275 for the five part series. Registration Deadline is four days before the event.

Tuesday September 15

Public Talk "Buddhist Approach to Resolving Conflicts and Social Injustice"  by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin

6:30 pm
LiveStream

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin wil teach on the Buddhist Approach to Resolving Conflicts and Social Injustice.

Saturday September 19
*Via ZOOM

Medicine Buddha Retreat
with Geshe Ngawang Phende

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Resident teacher Geshe Ngawang Phende will compare the practice with tonglen meditation and how it ties into the Three Principle Aspects of the Path. The Medicine Buddha practice sadhana will be provided along with a teaching into the practice and guided meditation.
  Register by calling our Administrative Office. FEE: Members $58 / Non-members $65. Registration Deadline is four days before the event.

Tuesday September 22

Public Talk & Chants "Meditation on the Antidote to Ignorance"  
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

6:30 pm
LiveStream

Ignorance is a mental factor that has the characteristic of unknowing. It also includes minds that are not merely unknowing, but that actively misperceive reality. When we are under the influence of ignorance, we are unable to see the world correctly and as a result, we are also unable to act correctly. We thereby create many problems in our own lives and in the lives of others. Ignorance is, therefore, the main source of suffering in our lives. In this class, we will look at how we can deal with this mind by cultivating its antidote.

Saturday September 26
*Via ZOOM

In Praise of Dependent Origination – Class 3 • Stanzas 26-37
with Geshe Dadul Namgyal

10:00 am - 4:00 pm An outstanding and profound text by Je Tsongkhapa which explains and extols the meaning of dependent origination and emptiness from a place of the deepest respect and gratitude, in a way that only one who had full realization of emptiness, could. The Hymn is 58 stanzas long, and we will explore and examine approximately ten stanzas each session of five classes, spread over the next five months. For details click here.
  Register by calling our Administrative Office. FEE: Members $58 / Non-members $65 for individual classes or Members $245 / Non-members $275 for the five part series. Registration Deadline is four days before the event.

Tuesday September 29

Public Talk "Overcoming Stress and Anxiety in Professional Life— A Buddhist Approach" by Geshe Ngawang Phende

6:30 pm
LiveStream
According to the Buddhist perspective, stress and anxiety are not only caused by external conditions but are mainly caused by one’s own negative emotion or mistaken mind. Therefore, to overcome stress and anxiety, our negative, mistaken mind has to be transformed into a positive mind. A set of tools to achieve this transformation will be presented in this class through learning and understanding the Buddhist psychology and philosophy.

   
REGULAR EVENTS
*All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Weekly  

Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 PM Teachings and Meditation
*LiveStream ONLY
Thursday 7:30 PM Compassion Meditation *ZOOM only
Sunday  
11:00 AM - 12 noon
First Sunday of every month:
Basics of Meditation
*LiveStream ONLY
(instruction provided)
    All other Sundays:
Meditation - Led by DLM Resident Teachers
*LiveStream ONLY
Monthly

1st Sundays
*unless otherwise noted
11:00 - 12:00 PM Basics of Meditation - Led by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, founder and Spiritual Director of Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc.
Note: check calendar for actual dates
*LiveStream ONLY
     
1st Tuesdays
5:30 PM Medicine Buddha Puja by Drepung Loseling Monks
Note: check calendar for actual dates
*LiveStream ONLY