Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
November 2017 Calendar

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November 2017 Highlights

Tuesday November 7

Public Talk "The Concept of Merit and its Role in Buddhist Practice"   
by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm One way of ensuring one undertakes an all-rounded Buddhist practice at any given stage of one’s spiritual journey is seeing that it fulfills the two collections of “merit and wisdom.” For that, we need to know what is merit and wisdom. In this session, Geshe Dadul will dwell on the topic of merit and explore its role, place and significance as well as how one can gather merit as one goes along with one’s life. He will approach the theme using metaphors and analogies drawn from the 11th century master Potowa's Scripture of Allegory.

Saturday November 11

Foundation Series – Part V • Refuge:
Entering the Path of Inner Transformation
with Geshe Ngawang Phende

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.

Sunday November 12

Book Launch & Conversation - The Enlightened Gene
with Dr. Arri Eisen

2:00 - 4:00 pm The Enlightened Gene: Biology, Buddhism and the Convergence that Explains the World. Join author and biologist Dr. Arri Eisen, ETSI translator Tsondue Samphel, and ETSI student and nun, Ven. Thukten Dema for a fascinating conversation.

Tuesday November 14

Public Talk "The Antidote to Self-cherishing"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm A self-cherishing or selfish attitude is extremely harmful to both ourselves and also those around us. When we have this attitude, we become very narrow-minded and easily come under the influence of other negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, desire and so forth. This causes our minds to become disturbed, and also causes us to act in ways that disturb the minds of others. In this class, we will look at how to deal with this mind and reduce it through relying on suitable antidotes.

Saturday November 18

Introduction to Vajrayana Series – Part V
Presentation of the Completion Stage
with Geshe
Ngawang Phende

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Geshe Ngawang Phende will lead the Introduction to Vajrayana Series begining with an introduction of the Grounds and Paths of Sutra and Tantra and continuing with retreats on the main topics in Vajrayana, or the Secret Mantra vehicle.
  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 November 21

Public Talk "The Antidote to Dissatisfaction"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm When we are dissatisfied, nothing we have make us happy. We might be extremely rich, famous, and powerful, but if what we have fails to bring a sense of satisfaction, then there is no way to be happy. When we have satisfaction, on the other hand, we are happy even if we have very little. In this class, we will examine how to reduce dissatisfaction and cultivate more peace and happiness in our lives.

Tuesday November 28

Public Talk "The Antidote to Harmful Intention"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm A harmful intention is a mind that wishes to hurt another being in some way. It arises as a result of a feeling of anger or aversion and is an obstacle to cultivating positive mindsets such as love, kindness, and compassion. In this class, we will look at how to deal with and reduce harmful intentions.

   
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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