Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
May 2017 Calendar

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May 2017 Highlights

Tuesday May 2

Public Talk "Eight Verses of Training the Mind - Verse 8"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm “I will learn to keep all these practices Undefiled by the stains of the eight worldly conceptions, And, by understanding all phenomena to be like illusions, I will be released from the bondage of attachment”. Geshe Phende will go into detail regarding this verse.

Saturday May 6

Flying Mystics Concert
Music for the Body Mind Spirit

8:00 pm Drepung Loseling Monastery welcomes the return of Flying Mystics Saturday May 6, 2017 - 8:00 pm - $20 Admission - Doors open at 7:30 pm. Join us to hear beautiful music & support the center!

Tuesday May 9

Public Talk "The Four Immeasurable Attitudes with Special Focus on Loving-kindness & Compassion"   by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm Geshe Dadul will touch on the role and place of these positive attitudes, viz. Loving kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity in our daily life and discuss their relationship to each other. In particular, he will deal with Loving-kindness and compassion by drawing inspirations from the Example Scripture of the great 11th century Tibetan Buddhist master Potowa in generating an appreciation of their nature, significance, and ways of cultivation.

Saturday May 13

Foundation Series – Part V
"Refuge: Entering the Path of Inner Transformation
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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 May 16

Public Talk "The Four Immeasurables: Immeasurable Equanimity"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm In this talk, Geshe Phende will introduce the topic of immeasurable equanimity. He will identify its nature, its benefits, how to cultivate it, and how to remove obstacles that prevent its cultivation. Most crucially, he will discuss why this attitude is necessary in our everyday lives, and how to practice it in our daily existence. He will guide meditation at end.

Saturday May 20

Vajrasattva Initiation
with Geshe Ngawang Phende

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Vajrasattva is the Buddha of Purification. Meditation on this deity, together with the recitation of the 100-syllable mantra, is considered one of the most powerful Tantric methods for purifying the negative karma of body, speech and mind. Tuition:$58 for current members (membership must be valid through May 20, 2017) $65 for non-members.

Tuesday May 23

Public Talk "The Four Immeasurables: Immeasurable Love"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm In this talk, Geshe Phende will introduce the topic of immeasurable love. He will identify its nature, its benefits, how to meditate on it and how to remove the obstacles that make it difficult to give rise to. Crucially, he will further discuss why this attitude is necessary in our everyday lives, and how to practice it in our daily existence. Will guide meditation at end.

Saturday May 20

Lamrim Series–Part II • Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Class 10 • The Manner of Training in Special Insight, which has the Nature of Wisdom
- 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 May 30

Public Talk "The Four Immeasurables: Immeasurable Compassion"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm In this talk, Geshe Phende will introduce the topic of immeasurable compassion. He will identify its nature, its benefits, how to meditate on it and how to remove obstacles to its cultivation. He will also discuss why this attitude is essential to our everyday lives, and how to practice it in our daily existence. End he will guide meditation.

   
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,
Geshe Ngawang Phende & H.E. Gala Rinpoche
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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