Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
April - 2020 Calendar

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April - 2020 Highlights

Monday March 30

Green Tara Mandala by Drepung Loseling Monks
*Postponed until further notice

LiveStream Only

Green Tara represents both nurturance and protection from danger and illness.
 

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Tuesday April 7

Public Talk & Chants "Building Resilience in Trying Times"
by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin

6:30 pm
LiveStream Only

Many people are feeling emotionally stressed on many levels due to both the perceptions and real threats associated with the current pandemic. As we are thrust into unpredictable and even traumatic situations, psychological resiliency is more important than ever. Cultivating our inner resources through meditation can help us keep our footing in a changing world. A couple of monks will join Geshe Lobsang before and after the talks with chants related to Tara for healing and the well-being of the world as suggested by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Saturday April 11
*Via ZOOM

Foundation Series – Part III • 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 14

Public Talk & Chants "Recognizing Both Our Vulnerabilities and Our Strengths" by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin

6:30 pm
LiveStream Only

One way to reduce our stress is by embracing our limitations and vulnerabilities with kindness while simultaneously recognizing the internal resources we can bring to bear while coping with difficult circumstances. Through self-compassion, we strengthen our ability to cultivate helpful perspectives in the face of great challenge. A couple of monks will join Geshe Lobsang before and after the talks with chants related to Tara for healing and the well-being of the world as suggested by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

*Postponed until
further notice

The Paramita Tradition of Mahamudra – with Geshe Ngawang Phende

  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 April 21

Public Talk & Chants "Developing a Sense of Belonging"
by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin

6:30 pm
LiveStream Only

While Social Distancing Maintaining physical distance doesn’t mean we have to feel like we’re alone in the world. By recognizing that all people share a fundamental desire to experience wellbeing and to be free of distress and harm, we can cultivate a greater sense of compassionate connection. A couple of monks will join Geshe Lobsang before and after the talks with chants related to Tara for healing and the well-being of the world as suggested by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Tuesday April 28

Public Talk & Chants "Making Our Interdependence Visible"
by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin

6:30 pm
LiveStream Only
We live in a world that is interconnected but sometimes lose sight of how we are also interdependent. Cultivating gratitude and affection for the many people who contribute to our well-being, even strangers, helps us to develop compassion for an ever widening circle of people. A couple of monks will join Geshe Lobsang before and after the talks with chants related to Tara for healing and the well-being of the world as suggested by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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

Tuesday 5:30 PM Medicine Buddha Practice *LiveStream ONLY
  6:30 - 8:00 PM Teachings, Meditation & Discussion *LiveStream ONLY
Thursday 7:00 PM Compassion Meditation *Cancelled until further notice
Sunday 9:30 - 10:15 AM Vajrasattva practice *Cancelled until further notice
(transmission and instruction required)
   
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
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 **Cancelled until further notice
3rd Sundays 10:30 am – Noon
DLM Member Elder Care  **Cancelled until further notice
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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