DLM - Spiritual Development Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University, presents
The Foundation Series
January 10 - May 9, 2009
Every 2nd Saturday of the month
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Taught by
Geshe Ngawang Phende
The 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.
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For students who have completed the Foundation Series, we have also created a five-part Intermediate Series, which will begin in July 2009 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 Foundation Series will be offered by Geshe Ngawang Phende beginning on January 10 and continuing on the second Saturday of each month, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

January 10
Introduction to Buddhism
February 14
Shamatha:
Alleviating Stress and Cultivating Inner Balance
March 14
Vipashyana Meditation:
Cultivating Personal Insight into Our Inner World of
Thoughts, Reactions, and Emotions
April 11
The Four Immeasurables:
Loving kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity
May 9
Refuge:
Refuge: Entering the Path of Inner Transformation

Geshe Ngawang Phende was born in Nepal in 1968. As a young boy he entered Drubthob Rinpoche’s monastery in Nepal where he received his initial monastic training. He joined Drepung Loseling Monastery, south India in 1982 at the age of 12, where he successfully completed his monastic education and passed the Geshe Lharampa examination in 2001. He then attended Guymey Monastery for further Tantric studies and stayed there for a year. Geshe Ngawang was the resident teacher at the Lam Rim Tibetan Buddhist Center in Johannesburg, South Africa for nearly four years. Twice he has been on the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour and at present is one of the resident teachers at DLM.

Tuition:
$54 per Class for DLM Members and $60 for non-members
Full Series: $225 for DLM Members and $250 non-members
Members who have completed the entire series in the past may repeat for FREE, but are still required to register.
A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the Buddhist tradition.
Deadline:
Registration and payment by January 6, 2009.
Location:
Drepung Loseling Monastery
1781 Dresden Dr.
Atlanta GA 30319

To register for these courses please call the center at: 404-982-0051

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.