Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., an affiliate of Emory University,



The Foundation Series
January 26 - May 10, 2008

Taught by

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin

Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


After offering the five-part Foundation Series for many years, Drepung Loseling has recognized a need to redesign the series to better suit those new to Buddhist meditation. The new Foundation Series will cover the foundational practices common to all three “yanas” or vehicles. It will begin with an “Introduction to Buddhism” and continue with retreats on four universal Buddhist meditation practices.

For students who have completed the Foundation Series, we have also created a five-part Intermediate Series, which will begin with an “Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism” and then cover four essential Mahayana meditations.

As was the case with the original Foundation Series, these two series have been designed in consultation with Kyabje Rizong Rinpoche.

The new Foundation Series will be offered by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin beginning on January 26 and continuing on the second Saturday of each month, from 10am-4pm.


January 26
Introduction to Buddhism
February 9

Alleviating Stress and Cultivating Inner Balance

March 8

Vipashyana Meditation:
Cultivating Personal Insight into Our Inner World of
Thoughts, Reactions, and Emotions

April 12

The Four Immeasurables:
Loving kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity

May 10
Refuge: Entering the Path of Inner Transformation

  Geshe Lobsang Tenzin was born in Kinnaur, a small Himalayan region adjoining Tibet. At age 14 he joined the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala and continued his training at Drepung Loseling Monastery in south India. He was awarded the degree of Geshe Lharampa, the highest degree of learning in the Tibetan Buddhist world. Geshe Lobsang completed his Ph.D. at Emory University in 1999; his dissertation centered on traditional Buddhist and contemporary Western approaches to emotions and their impact on wellness. He currently teaches at Emory University, where he is collaborating on a research project to study the benefits of compassion meditation for reducing depression.

  $54 per Class for DLI Members and $60 for all others
Entire Series: $225 for DLI Members and $250 for all others
Members who have completed the entire series in the past may repeat for free, but are still required to pre-register.
A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the Buddhist tradition.
  Drepung Loseling
1781 Dresden Dr.
Atlanta GA 30319

Payment and registration deadline is five days before the event date.

To pre-register for these courses please call the center at: 404-982-0051 
or e-mail us at:  center@drepung.org

Suggested Reading for the Foundation Series

I. Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
   • Happiness by Matthieu Ricard

II. Shamatha Meditation
   • The Attention Revolution by Alan Wallace

III. Vipashyana Meditation and the Four Applications of Mindfulness
   • The Art of Living by William Hart
   • Genuine Happiness by Alan Wallace

IV. The Four Immeasurables

V. Refuge
   • The Four Noble Truths by H.H. the Dalai Lama


Cancellation Policy:

One-day events: If you withdraw before the day of the event, we will refund your fees, minus a $20 administrative charge. There will be no other refunds.

Multiple-day events: If you withdraw before the start of the retreat, course, or event, we will refund your fees, minus a 10% administrative charge. If you withdraw after the first retreat or teaching session, we will refund 75% of the fees. After the start of the second session there will be no refunds. You must speak directly with a member of the center staff if you wish to withdraw and receive a refund.