Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
January - 2020 Calendar

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January - 2020 Highlights

Tuesday January 7

Public Talk "How to Live a Meaningful Life"
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Since we are human beings, we not only have this wonderful human brain and human intelligence, but also many other conditions that allow us to live meaningful lives. If we do not live meaningfully, but choose only to pursue pleasure and other material benefits alone, then we are no better than animals. In this talk, we will discuss how to live meaningfully, using all the wonderful conditions that we have.

Saturday January 11

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 January 14

Public Talk "The Path to Happiness"
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm When the mind overcome by negative emotions, it is disturbed and unhappy. When the mind is tamed and under our control, it is peaceful and happy. As long as the mind remains untamed, no matter how wonderful our external, material circumstances may be, we cannot find genuine happiness. The path to happiness therefore lies in taming the mind.

Saturday January 18

The Paramita Tradition of Mahamudra with Geshe Ngawang Phende
Class 1 • Preliminary Practices of Mahamudra

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 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 January 21

Public Talk "Using Buddhist Psychology to Overcome Suffering"
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Buddhism is the "inner science" of the mind. The whole point of practice is to bring the mind under control through working with the mind itself as the root of all our suffering and happiness. Buddhist psychology therefore offers dynamic and practical methods for overcoming suffering and achieving peace and happiness.

Tuesday January 28

Public Talk "The Buddhist Presentation of Mind and Awareness"
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm f the mind is the basis of all happiness and suffering, first we need to understand what the mind is. This class looks at how Buddhism approaches the topic of consciousness, what its basic nature is, and what are its enumerations.

*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

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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