Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
April - 2019 Calendar

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April - 2019 Highlights

Tuesday April 2

Public Talk "Leading your Mind to Dharma"
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm This Tuesday we will be Identifying obstacles of leading your mind towards the Dharma and identifying antidotes for eliminating those obstacles followed by a discussion on how to eliminate the obstacles with the antidotes and the benefits of leading your mind in Dharma.

Tuesday April 9

Public Talk "Meditation on Tong-Len"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Tong-len is one of the important meditations. Geshe Phende will explain how to take suffering of others upon you by the force of compassion, giving your happiness to others by the influence of love, and also guide a meditation in tong-len.

Tuesday April 16

Public Talk "Practice of Patience and Forgiveness"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Geshe Phende will explain the nature of patience, its divisions, and sub- divisions, the benefits of practicing, and the fault of not practicing. He will explain with real world examples how to apply this principle in our daily lives.

Saturday April 20

Foundation Series – Part IV • The Four Immeasurables:
Loving kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity
 
with Geshe Dadul Namgyal

10:00 am - 4:00 pm This five-part series, taught by with Geshe Dadul Namgyal, 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 April 23

Public Talk "The Four-fold Buddhist Assembly"   
by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm The Four-fold Buddhist Assembly of monks, nuns, male lay disciples, and female lay disciples, with special emphasis on the role and place of the laity, both during Buddha’s time as well as after his passing away in India. Were there lay Buddhist teachers during Buddha’s time and what was their contribution? How has the tradition passed down through the centuries in the Buddhist world in general and in the Tibetan community in particular? Geshe Dadul will explore these topics and seek to generate inspiration for our present time.

Saturday April 27

Lamrim Series–Part I • Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Class 4 • The Law of Karma, Cause and Effect, and Purification of Negativities
 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 April 30

Public Talk "Meditation on Bodhichitta"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Geshe Phende will explain the nature of Bodhichitta, which is the essence of the Mahayana path, along with how to generate it. A guided meditation on Bodhichitta will complete the evening.

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

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
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
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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