DLM - Spiritual Development Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University, presents
The Foundation Series
January 14 - May 13, 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Second Saturdays
Taught by
Geshe Dadul Namgyal
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 2017 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.  
Daily Schedule
  1st Session:
10 am - Noon 
  Lunch:
Noon - 2 pm
  2nd Session:
2 - 4 pm
The Foundation Series will be offered by Geshe Dadul Namgyal beginning on January 11, 2017 and continuing on the second Saturdays, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
 

January 14
Introduction to Buddhism
February 11
Shamatha Meditation:
Alleviating Stress and Cultivating Inner Balance
March 11
Vipashyana Meditation:
Cultivating Personal Insight into Our Inner World of
Thoughts, Reactions, and Emotions
April 8
The Four Immeasurables:
Loving kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity
May 13
Refuge:
Entering the Path of Inner Transformation

Payment and early registration is four days before the event date.

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

Tuition:

$58 per Class for DLM Members and $65 for non-members
Full Series: $245 for DLM Members and $275 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.

Location:
Drepung Loseling Monastery
1781 Dresden Dr.
Atlanta GA 30319

Geshe Dadul Namgyal is an exceptional scholar and practitioner with extraordinary English language skills in communicating the Dharma at all levels. He received his Geshe Lharam, the highest degree of learning in Tibetan Buddhism, from Drepung Loseling Monastery in 1993. In addition to serving as the Editor of Lhaksam Tsegpa, a journal produced by the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, and Editor of Dreloma, a Drepung Loseling publication, he has also played a key role over the years as a convener, interpreter, and speaker for numerous conferences and forums exploring the interface of Buddhism with modern science, western philosophy and psychology, and other religious traditions, on both a national and international level. With this unique background and expertise in the interface between Buddhism and modern science, he will be an invaluable resource for the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, which is developing a comprehensive science curriculum for Tibetan monks and nuns. Geshe Dadul-la also served for many years as the Principal of the Monastic School for Modern Education at Drepung Loseling Monastery, and then as a Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism at the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India. In recent years, Geshe Damdul-la has served as the auxiliary English language translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and has traveled extensively in this capacity throughout the world.

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. You must speak with a member of the administrative staff by 6pm. Leaving a message will not alter your registration. There will be no other refunds.

If you do not attend a session it is counted as a withdrawal and there will be no refunds or exchanges.

*When purchasing a series for either the Foundation or the Intermediate classes note that the series advantage gives you a lower rate and purchasing classes individually gives you flexibility. When purchasing these series the first class will count toward the one day cancellation policy. After the first class has begun for the purchase of the series there will be no other refunds or exchanges.

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.