Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
February 2017 Calendar

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February 2017 Highlights

Tuesday February 7

Public Talk "Eight Verses of Training the Mind - Verse 1"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm “With a determination to accomplish the highest welfare for all sentient beings, Who surpass even a wish-granting jewel, I will learn to hold them supremely dear”. Geshe la will explain about this verse.

Saturday February 11

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 14

Public Talk "Mind and Its Ways Through Imageries"   
with Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm At the end of the day, all it comes down to is knowing our mind well, guarding it against its ills, enhancing its inherent strengths, and employing them accordingly to gear us through this common journey called life. On many occasions, the classical texts touch on these themes through the medium of imagery. I shall draw on some of these and expand on them in ways that may relate to our day-to-day lives.

Tuesday February 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 February 25

Lamrim Series–Part II • Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Class 7 • Generating the Mind of Enlightenment by Means of Equalizing and Exchanging Self and Others through the Tradition of Mind Training

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.

Monday February 27

Special Losar Prayers with Drepung Loseling Monks

9:00 am On Monday February 27, the center will celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year. 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 28

Public Talk "Eight Verses of Training the Mind - Verse 3"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm “In all actions, I will learn to search into my own mind, And as soon as an afflictive emotion arises, Endangering myself and others, I will firmly face and avert it”. Geshe la will explain about 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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