Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
August 2018 Calendar

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August 2018 Highlights

Tuesday August 7

Public Talk "Identifying Inferential Cognizers"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm In order to ascertain the truth of anything, one must first rely on critical, logical analysis. On the basis of such analysis, when one finds sound and correct reasons for accepting any given claim, one develops an inferential cognizer. This is a mind that correctly ascertains a claim to be in accordance with reality on the basis of reasoning. This class will examine the nature, function and enumerations of this kind of awareness.

Saturday August 11

Intermediate Series – Part II • Guru Yoga: The Spiritual Practice of Relying Upon and Receiving Blessings from a Spiritual Teacher
with Geshe Ngawang Phende

10:00 am - 4:00 pm This five-part series, taught by Geshe Ngawang Phende, 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 August 14

Public Talk "The Bodhisattva Practice of Concentration II"   
by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm Upon generating Bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, also sometimes referred to as 'the mind of awakening', the bodhisattvas engage in myriads of practices to deliver on that altruistic aspiration to attain full awakening for the sake of all sentient beings. One way of organizing those practices is through the ten or six perfections. In this series of talks dwelling on the bodhisattvas’ practice of the six perfections, Geshe Dadul will continue to speak on the practice of concentration this month. Again, he will be approaching the theme using metaphors and analogies drawn from the 11th century master Potowa's Scripture of Allegory (Tib: Pe-choe.

Tuesday August 21

Public Talk "Identifying Non-Attentive Awareness"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm When something merely appears to the mind, it is not necessarily ascertained, particularly when we are not being attentive to them. When overcome by negativity and unhappiness, we may be surrounded by friens, family and comfort but still be miserable. In this class, we will look at such non-attentive minds, their nature, function and types.

Tuesday August 28

Public Talk "Identifying Direct Cognizers"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm To truly stabilize one's mental transformation, one needs ultimately to gain direct insight into the truth. This is where, instead of relying on logic and reasoning to perceive reality, one perceives reality immediately and non-conceptually. In this class we will identify direct cognizes, their nature, function and divisions.

*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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