Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
June 2017 Calendar

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June 2017 Highlights

Tuesday June 6

Public Talk "The Four Immeasurables: Immeasurable Joy"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Understanding the nature, benefits, cultivation and removal of obstacles that make it difficult to practice; Immeasurable Joy is an attitude necessary in our everyday lives along with the discipline to practice it. In this talk we will discuss the why, wherefore, and how.

June 8-11

Nyung Ne - Annual Purification intensive
“To Commemorate Saka Dawa, the Month of Buddha's Enlightenment”   
with Geshe Ngawang Phende

  Nyung Ne is a powerful practice for purification and the accumulation of positive energy, based on Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Geshe Ngawang Phende will lead Drepung Loseling Monastery’s annual Nyung Ne retreat. This retreat is open to those who have received the Avalokiteshvara Empowerment or any Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment. The retreat also auspiciously coincides with Saka Dawa, the month commemorating the Buddha’s enlightenment.
This event is Free of cost.

Friday June 9

Taking Mahayana Precepts on Saka Dawa (full moon) • Celebrating Buddha Shakyamuni's Enlightenment Day Friday, June 9, 2017
with Geshe Ngawang Phende

4:00 am Geshe Ngawang Phende will give one-day Mahayana precepts that entails maintaining eight vows beginning from 4:00 am until sun-rise the next morning. This Free event is open to any who have taken Refuge and you do not need to attend the Nyung Ne retreat to participate.

Tuesday June 13

Public Talk "The Significance of an Internalized Wisdom"   
by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

7:30 - 9:00 pm Drawing inspiration from the 11th century master Potowa' s Example Scripture, where the entire Lam-rim teaching is explained through examples, Geshe Dadul will take up the theme of the 'wisdom derived from meditation.' This belongs to the chapter on wisdom. In this talk, Geshe-la will explore the nature, role, and place of this level of wisdom, specifically approaching it from the viewpoint of what it would mean to miss it in one's spiritual journey, conveying all this through metaphors and analogies.

Tuesday June 20

Public Talk "Anger Management"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Managing our anger is important as anger is an emotion that can destroy the peace of mind of oneself, peace and harmony within our family, and relationships between friends and families. Anger is also referred to as a poison mind. It is curable and changeable. It is not permanent. Managing our anger is a self-responsibility that does not depend on money or power, and we each of us have equal potential to rid ourselves of this poison mind, anger.

Tuesday June 27

Public Talk "Forgiveness"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Geshe Phende will explain the power of forgiveness, which is one of the sources of peace and happiness, and how to develop it. Forgiveness is one of the positive minds that gives us peace and happiness to oneself, peace and harmony in society, and healthy relationship with others. It helps to reduce our fear, resentment, depression, and anger.

*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,
Geshe Ngawang Phende & H.E. Gala Rinpoche

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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