Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University, presents
The Heart Sutra
and The Three Principal Aspects
of the Path
with Geshe Ngawang Phende
April 26 – June 28, 2018
Thursday Evenings: 7:15 – 8:30 pm

Drepung Loseling Monastery is pleased to announce the opportunity to study one of the core teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni, Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) sutra, which is in the Second Turning of the Wheel of Dharma that was taught exclusively in the teaching of Mahayana Buddhism. The Heart Sutra, is the most condensed version of the Prajnaparamita Sutra from 100,000 stanzas into only 25 stanzas.

In this sutra, both the method and wisdom aspects of the path were incorporated and expounded. The indirect or implicit message in the method aspect was Renunciation, Love, Compassion, and Bodhicitta. And the direct or explicit message of the Heart Sutra, the wisdom aspect was essentially Emptiness. Je Tsongkhapa composed “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path,” which in essence organizes the 3 teachings of renunciation, bodhicitta, and correct view of emptiness.

This study is presented in preparation for the independent Five-Day Summer Retreat in July at Elohee Center which will emphasize on the correct view of emptiness. However, it is also strongly recommended to others who cannot attend the retreat as this teaching and its understanding is invaluable in the path of attaining enlightenment. To register for the July retreat please contact Zack Allen at captzack@outlook.com or Lynn Woodson at sangye@comcast.net.

Registration fee for this 10 week Thursday evening series at DLM is $75 for Members and $100 for non-members. You may join at any time. Please note this series is not prorated.

To register please call the Administrative Office at: 404-982-0051.

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

Location: Drepung Loseling Monastery - 1781 Dresden Drive, Atlanta GA 30319

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.

Refund Policy:

If you withdraw before the day of the series, 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 missed class and there will be no refunds or exchanges.