Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
January 2018 Calendar

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January 2018 Highlights

Tuesday January 2

Public Talk "Opening the Heart"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm In order to live happily and in harmony with the people around us, we need to have an open and kind heart. When the heart is driven by selfish motivations and self-cherishing, it is closed, and we become isolated and distrustful. In order to open the heart, we need to cultivate a mind that cherishes others, motivated by kindness, love and compassion.

Tuesday January 9

Public Talk "The Bodhisattva Practice of Morality"   
by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm Upon generating Bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, also sometimes referred to as 'the mind of awakening', the bodhisattvas engage in myriads of practices to deliver on that altruistic aspiration to attain full awakening for the sake of all sentient beings. One way of organizing those practices is through the ten or six perfections. This month, Geshe Dadul will dwell on the perfection of morality practice, the second in the series. Again, he will be approaching the theme using metaphors and analogies drawn from the 11th century master Potowa's Scripture of Allegory.

Saturday January 13

Foundation Series – Part I • Introduction to Buddhism  
with Geshe Ngawang Phende

10:00 am - 4:00 pm This five-part series, taught by with Geshe Ngawang Phende, 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 16

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

7:30 - 9:00 pm When the mind is 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 20

Intermediate Series – Part I • Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism  
with Geshe
Dadul Namgyal

10:00 am - 4:00 pm This five-part series, taught by Geshe Dadul Namgyal, is designed to provide a solid basis for the practice of Mahayana Buddhist meditation. This series of teachings form the precondition for tantric practice. The series ends with Vajrasattva meditation which is a weekly regular advanced practice at DLM.
  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 23

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 30

Public Talk "Leading your Mind to Dharma"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Identifying obstacles of leading your mind towards the Dharma, and identifying antidotes for eliminating those obstacles. How to eliminate the obstacles with the antidotes, benefits of leading your mind in Dharma.

   
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.
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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