DLM - Spiritual Development Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University, presents
The Intermediate Series
January 20 - May 19, 2018
Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Third Saturdays
Taught by
Geshe Dadul Namgyal
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.
 
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.
Daily Schedule
1st Session:
10 am - Noon
  Lunch:
Noon - 2 pm
2nd Session:
2 - 4 pm



January 20

Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism
February 17
Guru Yoga:
The Spiritual Practice of Relying Upon and Receiving Blessings from a Spiritual Teacher
March 17
Relative Bodhichitta:
Generating the Mind of Enlightenment
April 21
Ultimate Bodhichitta:
Developing Wisdom and Insight
May 19
Vajrasattva Meditation:
The Path of Purification and 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 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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