Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
September 2017 Calendar

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September 2017 Highlights

Tuesday September 5

Public Talk "The Patience of Disregarding Harm"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm In this talk, Geshe-la will look at the patience of disregarding harm. This is the patience is developed towards people who cause us suffering or prevent us from experiencing happiness, such as praise, fame or honor. Geshela will explain why this type of patience is important and how to develop it in our minds.

Saturday September 9

Foundation Series – Part II • Vipashyana Meditation: Cultivating Personal Insight into Our Inner World of Thoughts, Reactions, and Emotions
with Geshe Ngawang Phende

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 September 12

Public Talk "Meditation on the Antidote to Aversion"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Ultimately, the inner cultivation or meditation will sustain us through the rough water of life/lives. All other practices, at best, serve to facilitate it. Therefore, the following questions are not out of place. What are the basic conditions for meditation practice to flourish? What does successful meditation look like? How does one cultivate stability in meditation practice? What are the signs to look out for that stability? Geshe Dadul has dealt with the basic conditions for meditation practice in his previous talk. This time, he will be dealing with the actual meditation and ways to stabilize it. He will be approaching the theme using metaphors and analogies drawn from the 11th century master Potowa's Example Scripture.

Tuesday September 19

Public Talk "The Patience of Accepting Suffering"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm Although we live in state of constant unsatisfactoriness and suffering, this suffering is not futile as it can be brought onto the path of inner development. If we do not learn how to do this, we may become discouraged by the difficulties of engaging in practice. In this talk, Geshe-la will look at why we need to develop the patience of accepting suffering and how to give rise to it.

Tuesday September 26

Public Talk "The Patience of Certitude Towards the Teachings"   
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

7:30 - 9:00 pm The third type of patience is related to developing certitude in the truth of the teachings. When we have absolute certainty that the path of inner mental transformation is true, then we become very stable in our practice. This is like a kind of patience, and is also known as “the forbearance of certitude.” In this talk, Geshe-la will explain the importance of developing this practice, and how to generate it in our minds.

Saturday September 30

Introduction to Vajrayana Series – Part III
Presentation of Empowerments, Bodhisattva Vows and Tantric Vows
with Geshe
Ngawang Phende

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Geshe Ngawang Phende will lead the Introduction to Vajrayana Series begining with an introduction of the Grounds and Paths of Sutra and Tantra and continuing with retreats on the main topics in Vajrayana, or the Secret Mantra vehicle.
  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.

   
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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