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

 

 

The Intermediate Series
June 12 to October 23, 2010

Taught by
Geshe Dadul Namgyal

Recommended for all who have completed the Foundation Series course at Drepung Loseling

2nd Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
except in October which falls on the 4th Saturday

 

Continuing from where the Foundation Series left off, the Intermediate Series surveys the most essential teachings and meditations of Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) Buddhism, which is founded on the generation of universal compassion that takes responsibility for all sentient beings. Each retreat in the series provides training in the theory and practice of an essential Mahayana meditation. The series leads progressively on to the final retreat of the series on Vajrasattva, an intermediate-level tantric meditation for purification and inner transformation, and serves as a general prerequisite for more advanced retreats. When taken after having completed the Foundation Series, the Intermediate Series is designed to provide a solid basis for the practice of Mahayana Buddhist meditation, which in turn forms the precondition for tantric practice.

 

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.

 

June 12
Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism
July 10
 

Guru Yoga:
The Spiritual Practice of Relying Upon and Receiving Blessings from a Spiritual Teacher

August 14
 

Relative Bodhichitta:
Generating the Mind of Enlightenment

September 11
 

Ultimate Bodhichitta:
Developing Wisdom and Insight

October 23
  Vajrasattva Meditation:
The Path of Purification and Inner Transformation


Tuition:
 

Per class: $65 for DLM members and $75 for all others
Entire Series: $260 for DLM members and $300 for all others

A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the Tibetan tradition.

Deadline:
  Registration and payments must be recieved four days before each retreat. Repeating members must pre-register.
     
Location:
  Drepung Loseling Monastery
1781 Dresden Drive
Atlanta GA 303199
 

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

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


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.