Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
December 2018 Calendar

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December 2018 Highlights

Sunday December 2

Guru Puja Tsok Offering for Lama Tsongkhapa Anniversary

2:00 pm In honor of the anniversary of the passing away of Lama Je-Tsong Khapa, the venerable monks will lead a Guru Puja Tsok Offering Sunday December 2 at 7:00 pm. An extensive offering of fruits, cakes and other baked goods and juices as well as flowers and candles are central to this ceremony. Please bring a personal offering and join us.

Tuesday December 4

Public Talk "Patience—strength or weakness?"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm The common question frequently asked is whether patience is a strength or weakness in our modern society. In our busy lives, we may easily overlook the value of patience in our quest for immediate accomplishment, efficiency, and fulfillment. Patience can take different forms and inform our responses differently in different circumstances. Let us look at the dynamics of this virtue and see what it takes to cultivate.

Tuesday December 11

Public Talk "A Closer Look at the Kalama Sutta"   
by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm An interesting sutta spoken by the Buddha, often described as “the Buddha’s charter of Free Inquiry” and yet open to misunderstanding and misinterpretation. Let us contextualize the sutta, look deeper into its contents for valuable lessons, and try to appreciate the sutta more fully from the framework of the larger Buddhist worldview.

Tuesday December 18

Public Talk "Fear: What it is and How it is Understood in Buddhism"   
by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm Is every type of fear necessarily afflicted and destructive, warranting an immediate counteraction upon generation? Or can certain types of fear be actually worth cultivating and valuable in one’s spiritual growth, at least at a certain stage of one’s growth? Geshe Dadul will address these related aspects of fear and more.

December 27-30

The Year-End Retreat - The Three Principal Aspects of the Path   
with Geshe Lobsang Tenzin

  Drepung Loseling Monastery is delighted to offer a special year-end retreat led by our Spiritual Director, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin. This year’s retreat will focus on, “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path,” a short text in fourteen verses by the illustrious scholar and adept, Je Tsongkhapa. The founder of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism, Je Tsongkhapa was a brilliant thinker and teacher, a prolific author, and a great practitioner.

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

Tuesday 6:30 - 7:15 PM Medicine Buddha Practice
  7:30 - 9:00 PM Teachings, Meditation & Discussion
Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 PM Compassion Meditation
Sunday 9:30 - 10:15 AM Vajrasattva practice (transmission and instruction required)
11:00 AM - 12 noon
First Sunday of every month:
Basics of Meditation (instruction provided)
    All other Sundays:
Meditation - Led by DLM Resident Teachers

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
1st Sundays 12 Noon - 1:00 pm
Sunday Chai Social Hour
A community social hour to enable newer members and attendees to become better acquainted with one another, with older members and with our resident teachers.
3rd Sundays 10:30 am – Noon
DLM Member Elder Care
A discussion group formed and led by DLM members providing resources for caregivers for an older adult, someone with a disability, or for those needing information about aging, elder care, and end-of-life resources held monthly in the library. For more information visit DLMcare.org.
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