Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
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August - 2020 Calendar

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August - 2020 Highlights

Tuesday August 4

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

6:30 pm
LiveStream

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 August 8
*Via ZOOM

Foundation Series • Part III - Vipashyana Meditation: Cultivating Personal Insight into Our Inner World of Thoughts, Reactions, and Emotions 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 August 11

Public Talk "The Best"  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 August 15
*Via ZOOM

The Paramita Tradition of Mahamudra with Geshe Ngawang Phende
Class 5 • Identifying Mahamudra and How to Maintain the Practice during Subsequent Attainment

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Geshe Ngawang Phende will lead The Paramita Tradition of Mahamudra Series. This special instruction on introducing the nature of mind was transmitted from the Victorious Vajradhara through Manjushri to Lama Tsongkhapa, and written down by the First Panchen Lama, Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen.
  Prerequisite for taking "The Paramita Tradition of Mahamudra" is having completed the "Foundation Series", the "Intermediate Series" and "The Lamrim Series".
  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 18

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

6:30 pm
LiveStream

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.

Saturday August 22
*Via ZOOM

In Praise of Dependent Origination – Class 2 • Stanzas 14-25
with Geshe Dadul Namgyal

10:00 am - 3:00 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 August 25

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

6:30 pm
LiveStream
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.

   
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
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*LiveStream ONLY