Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
February - 2019 Calendar

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February - 2019 Highlights

Tuesday February 5

Special Losar Prayers with Drepung Loseling Monks

9:00 am On Tuesday February 5, the center will celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year 2146 (Earth Pig). At 9:00 am the venerable monks will lead a traditional puja with chanting of auspicious prayers, offering of prayers for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's long and healthy life, for the well-being of our brothers and sisters in Tibet, and for the world peace. This will be followed by the offering of prostrations and scarves to His Holiness' throne. Please bring "khata" (offering scarf), as well as other offering you would like to make.

Tuesday February 12

Public Talk "The Seven [Verses of Supplication to Tara for] Protection"   
by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm When Kyobpa Jigten Gonpo, a renowned master from the Kagyud order of Tibetan Buddhism, beheld a vision of Goddess Tara in seven different forms in the Echung Cave he was meditating in, he supplicated them [with this prayer, which] is known as The Seven [Verses of Supplication to Tara for] Protection. It is renowned for its great blessing and practical message. At the specific request of a Drepung Loseling center member, Geshe Dadul will share the verses and give explanation on them.

Saturday February 16

Foundation Series – Part II • Shamatha Meditation:
Alleviating Stress and Cultivating Inner Balance

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 February 19

Public Talk "The Life of Historical Buddha Shakyamuni"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Buddha Shakyamuni, founder of one of the major world religions, never claimed to be anything more than an ordinary human being. He claimed no inspiration from any God or external power and attributed all his realization, attainments, and achievements to human endeavor and intelligence. Buddhism believes that every sentient being has within themselves the potential of becoming a Buddha if they so will it and work at it. His story is an inspiration that anyone can achieve enlightenment through earthly means.

Saturday February 23

Lamrim Series–Part I • Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Class 2 • Correct Reliance on a Guru, and Precious Human Rebirth

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 February 26

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 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.

*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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