Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
June - 2019 Calendar

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June - 2019 Highlights

Tuesday June 4

Public Talk "Four Seals of Dharma – Impermanence"
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Tonight Geshe Ngawang Phende will identify the cause of mental afflictions, such as hatred and attachment, as a need to hold on and grasp at permanence. An antidote is the realization of impermanence in that everything has a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Tuesday June 11

Public Talk "Four Seals of Dharma – Suffering"
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Tonight Geshe Ngawang Phende will identify attachment to be the cause of suffering in the world. All emotion is impermanent and it is the holding on of emotion that creates suffering – pain, joy, loss, pleasure, etc.

June 14 - 17

Nyung Ne - Annual Purification intensive “To Commemorate Saka Dawa, the Month of Buddha's Enlightenment”
with Geshe Ngawang Phende

  Nyung Ne is a powerful practice for purification and the accumulation of positive energy, based on Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Geshe Ngawang Phende will lead Drepung Loseling Monastery’s annual Nyung Ne retreat. This retreat is open to those who have received the Avalokiteshvara Empowerment or any Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment. The retreat also auspiciously coincides with Saka Dawa, the month commemorating the Buddha’s enlightenment. This event is Free of cost.

Monday June 17

Taking Mahayana Precepts on Saka Dawa (full moon)
Celebrating Buddha Shakyamuni's Enlightenment Day

4:30am Geshe Ngawang Phende will give one-day Mahayana precepts that entails maintaining eight vows beginning from 4:30 am until sun-rise the next morning. This Free event is open to any who have taken Refuge and you do not need to attend the Nyung Ne retreat to participate.

Monday June 17

Guru Puja Tsok Offering for Saka Dawa

7:00pm To commemorate the celebration of Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana, the venerable monks of Drepung Loseling and the Mystical Arts of Tibet will lead a Guru Puja Tsok Offering during the full moon on Monday, June 17 at 7 pm. Please bring a personal offering and join us.

Tuesday June 18

Public Talk "Four Seals of Dharma – Emptiness"
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tonight Geshe Ngawang Phende will give an introduction to emptiness and selflessness as a remedy to eliminate the ignorance which lies at the root of all mental afflictions and how suffering is induced by attachment.

Tuesday June 25

Public Talk "Four Seals of Dharma – Nirvana"
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm The ultimate happiness that we are seeking is Nirvana. By the nature of nirvana and its subdivisions, nirvana will be attained by the union practice of method aspect and wisdom aspect.

*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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