Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
April 2017 Calendar

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April 2017 Highlights

Tuesday April 4

Public Talk "Eight Verses of Training the Mind - Verse 6"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm “When one whom I have benefited with great hope Unreasonably hurt me very badly, I will learn to view that person As an excellent spiritual guide”. Geshe Phende will go into detail regarding this verse.

Saturday April 8

Foundation Series – Part IV
The Four Immeasurables: Loving kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity
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.

Sunday April 9

Spring Cleaning Day! - Sunday April 9, 2017

12:30 - 3:30 pm

Friends of Drepung Loseling Monastery is excited to announce a Spring Cleaning Day on Sunday, April 9th after meditation from 12:30PM-3:30PM. We will be serving the monastery and community by cleaning both the insides and out of the center. Pizza will be served for volunteers.
For details click here.


Tuesday April 11

Public Talk "Nature and Role of Wisdom in One's Practice - Part II"   
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.

Tuesday April 18

Public Talk "Eight Verses of Training the Mind - Verse 7"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm "In short, I will learn to offer to everyone without exception All help and happiness directly and indirectly, And secretly take upon myself All the harms and sufferings of my mothers”. Geshe Phende will go into detail regarding this verse.

Saturday April 22

Lamrim Series–Part II • Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Class 9 • The Manner of Training in the Four Ways to Gather Disciples, and the Manner of Training in Calm Abiding

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 April 25

Public Talk "Eight Verses of Training the Mind - Verse 8"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm “I will learn to keep all these practices Undefiled by the stains of the eight worldly conceptions, And, by understanding all phenomena to be like illusions, I will be released from the bondage of attachment”. 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.
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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