Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
October - 2019 Calendar

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October - 2019 Highlights

Tuesday October 1

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

7:30 - 9:00 pm When our minds come under the influence of attachment, we lose a great deal of freedom and no longer see things according to reality. Our minds become disturbed and we become like slaves to whatever we are attached to. This in turn, creates suffering for both ourselves and potentially, for those around us. In this class, we we examine the way to overcome attachment, by cultivating and meditating on its antidote.

Saturday October 5

Avalokiteshvara Empowerment
by His Eminence Sharpa Choeje Rinpoche

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, is perhaps one of the most deeply cherished deities in the Buddhist world. Receiving this empowerment fulfills a prerequisite for Drepung Loseling’s annual Nyung Ne retreat.

Sunday October 6

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path
by His Eminence Sharpa Choeje Rinpoche

2:00 - 5:00 pm Drepung Loseling Monastery is delighted to offer this rare opportunity to receive a seminal teaching from such a highly esteemed master practitioner and scholar.

Tuesday October 8

Public Talk "The Dhammapada Verse 160"
by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm The Dhammapada, a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form, may be one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures. A 5th century Buddhist master and scholar, Venerable Buddhaghosa, wrote a commentary to the Dhammapada known as Atthakatha, which provides the context for each of the verses spoken. Geshe Dadul will take up Verse 160, which runs: “One indeed is one's own refuge; how can others be a refuge to one? With oneself thoroughly tamed, one can attain a refuge, which is so difficult to attain”, and expand on the relevance of the teaching to our daily life.

Saturday October 12

The Lamrim Series – Part II • Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Class #9: The Manner of Training in the Four Ways to Gather Disciples, and the Manner of Training in Calm Abiding, which has the Nature of Meditative Concentration • with Geshe Ngawang Phende

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Lamrim system is a practical, step-by-step presentation of the entire stages of the path to enlightenment, starting from the very beginning of an individual’s spiritual development, and leading progressively to the state of Buddhahood. As such, it is a system that is practice, rather than theory-oriented.


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 October 15

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

7:30 - 9:00 pm Aversion is a mind that focuses upon an unattractive aspect of a feeling, person or object. When it arises in our minds, we immediately feel unhappy and disturbed. Moreover, this emotion leads to other harmful feelings, such as anger and hatred, as well as to negative actions such as harsh speech. Aversion is therefore a very destructive emotion. In this class, we will look at how to overcome this very harmful emotion by relying on antidotes.

Tuesday October 22

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

7:30 - 9:00 pm Jealousy is an emotion that causes us to regard the qualities and gains of another person as being intolerable. It arises out of excessive attachment to one's own gain and honor. It causes great mental disturbance and causes extreme negative feelings between individuals. In this class, Geshela will teach us how to deal with this afflictive mind.

Saturday October 26

Intermediate Series – Part II
Ultimate Bodhichitta: Developing Wisdom and Insight
with Geshe Dadul Namgyal

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This five-part series, taught by Geshe Dadul Namgyal, is designed to provide a solid basis for the practice of Mahayana Buddhist meditation. This series of teachings form the precondition for tantric practice. The series ends with Vajrasattva meditation which is a weekly regular advanced practice at DLM.


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 October 29

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

7:30 - 9:00 pm 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.

*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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