Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
July 2017 Calendar

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July 2017 Highlights

July 6 & 9

Birthday Celebrations for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  On Thursday July 6 at 9 am we will celebrate and honor His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 82nd birthday with a Long Life Offering Puja with the Drepung Loseling Monks.
On Sunday, July 9, From Noon - 2 PM we will host a pot luck with friends and family around tables filled with food. Please bring a dish to share.

Saturday July 8

Foundation Series – Part I – Introduction to Buddhism
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 July 11

Public Talk "The Role and Significance of the Practice of ‘Dedication"   
by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm In Buddhism, we speak of “Two Tasks: one at the beginning and another at the end,” namely ‘Intention’ and ‘Dedication’ in relation to any positive endeavor one engages in. This provides for a fuller growth and benefit for any worthy practice one may have undertaken. What is this ‘dedication’ practice, and why does it matter? What are the dynamics of it? Drawing inspiration from the great 11th-century master Potowa's Example Scripture, where the entire graded paths of the spiritual journey to full awakening is explained through examples, Geshe Dadul will take up this topic of ‘Dedication.’ He will speak on the theme using metaphors and analogies.

Tuesday July 18

Public Talk "The Buddhist View on Death and Dying"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Even though death is an inevitable reality that all living beings must face, it is something we generally avoid talking or thinking about. In this talk, Geshela will address the question of death from the Buddhist perspective, and look at the causes of our fear of death and dying, as well as how we can deal with these fears in order to live with a more realistic outlook towards death and dying.

Saturday July 22

Introduction to Vajrayana Series – Part I
Grounds and Paths of Sutra and Tantra • 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 July 25

Public Talk "The Buddhist Presentation on Past and Future Lives"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Buddhism accepts the idea of past and future lives based on the logic that can be found, for example, in Dharmakirti's Compendium of Valid Cognition. In this talk, Geshela will introduce some of the basic arguments that support the theory of the existence of past and future lives. He will also look at the benefits that arise from having a belief in the existence of future lifetimes.

*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,
Geshe Ngawang Phende & H.E. Gala Rinpoche

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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Due to limited parking, please carpool as much as possible and check the following link on how you can avoid getting your car ticketed or towed.

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