Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
March 2017 Calendar

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March 2017 Highlights

Tuesday March 7

Public Talk "Eight Verses of Training the Mind - Verse 4"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm “I will cherish beings of bad nature, and those oppressed by strong negativities and sufferings as if I had found a precious treasure Very difficult to find”. Geshe Phende will go into detail regarding this verse.

Saturday March 11

Foundation Series – Part III
Vipashyana Meditation: Cultivating Personal Insight into Our Inner World of Thoughts, Reactions, and Emotions

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 March 14

Public Talk "Nature and Role of Wisdom in One's Practice"   
with Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm Drawing inspiration from the great 11th century master Potowa's Example Scripture, where the entire lam-rim teaching is explained through examples, Geshe Dadul will take up the topic of wisdom, and selectively explore relevant aspects of it through some of those examples and analogies. He will detail examples that both support the topic as well as examples that can lead to a misunderstanding in the interpretation.

March 20 - 25

17th Annual Tibet Week at Emory University • March 20 – 25, 2017

Emory-Tibet Partnership will present, the 17th annual Tibet week at Carlos Museum, Emory University. This year’s events will include live exhibitions of Mandala sand painting, meditation, talks and panel discussions. For Schedule of events visit: www.bit.ly/Tibet-Week

Tuesday March 21

Public Talk "Eight Verses of Training the Mind - Verse 2"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm "Whenever I associate with others, I will learn to think of myself as the lowest among all, And respectfully hold others as being supreme, From the depth of my heart”. Geshe la will explain about this verse.

Saturday March 25

Lamrim Series–Part II • Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Class 8 • The Ritual for Adopting the Mind of Enlightenment and the Manner of Training in the Practices of a Bodhisattva, the Six Perfections

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.

Saturday March 25

Tibet week at Carlos Museum, Emory University

2:00 pm •Talk: The Significance of Female Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin
•Mandala Closing Ceremony by Drepung Loseling monks.

Tuesday March 28

Public Talk "Eight Verses of Training the Mind - Verse 5"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm “When others, out of jealousy, treat me badly With abuse, slander and so on, I will learn to take all loss and offer the victory to them”. Geshe Phende will go into detail regarding this verse.

   
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.
     
 
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