DLM - Spiritual Development Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University, presents
The Intermediate Series
July 14 - November 10, 2018

Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
(Second Saturdays)
Taught by
Geshe Ngawang Phende
Recommended for all who have completed the Foundation Series course at Drepung Loseling
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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.
   
Daily Schedule
  1st Session:
10 am - Noon 
  Lunch:
Noon - 2 pm
  2nd Session:
2 - 4 pm
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.
 

July 14
Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism
August 11
Guru Yoga:
The Spiritual Practice of Relying Upon and Receiving Blessings from a Spiritual Teacher
September 8
Relative Bodhichitta:
Generating the Mind of Enlightenment
October 13
Ultimate Bodhichitta:
Developing Wisdom and Insight
November 10
Vajrasattva Meditation:
The Path of Purification and Inner Transformation

Payment and registration deadline 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 Ngawang Phende was born in Nepal in 1968. As a young boy he attended Drubthob Rinpoche’s monastery in Nepal for two years 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 Geshe Lharampa examination in 2001. He then attended Guymey Monastery for further Tantric studies and remained there for a year. Geshe Ngawang was the resident teacher at the Lam Rim Tibetan Buddhist Center in Johannesburg, South Africa for almost four years. Twice he has been on the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour and currently is one of the resident teachers at DLM.

Suggested Reading for the Intermediate Series
I -

Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

  The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (the Lamrim Chenmo)
by Tsong-Kha-Pa, Volume I; pages 117-128, 143-246.
II -
Guru Yoga
  The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (the Lamrim Chenmo)
by Tsong-Kha-Pa, Volume I; pages 69-116
III -
Relative Bodhicitta
  A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life; chapters one and three (the root text)
  Bodhicitta: Cultivating the Compassionate Mind of Enlightenment
by Phu-Khang Dge-bshes Blo-bzang-rgya-mtsho
  The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (the Lamrim Chenmo)
by Tsong-Kha-Pa, Volume II; pages 13-232
IV -
Ultimate Bodhicitta
  Harmony of Emptiness and Dependent-Arising
by Phu-Khang Dge-bshes Blo-bzang-rgya-mtsho
  The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (the Lamrim Chenmo)
by Tsong-Kha-Pa, Volume III, the section on 'insight'; pages 107-224, 277-362
V -
Vajrasattva Meditation
  The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (the Lamrim Chenmo)
by Tsong-Kha-Pa, Volume I; pages 247-259.
  Becoming Vajrasattva: The Tantric Path of Purifications
by Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush and Lama Zopa Rinpoche


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.


 
 
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