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Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
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an affiliate of Emory University, presents
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Vajrasattva Initiation

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 with
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Geshe Ngawang Phende
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Saturday, May 20, 2017
10 am - 1:00 pm
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Vajrasattva is the Buddha of Purification. Meditation on this deity, together with the recitation of the 100-syllable mantra, is considered one of the most powerful Tantric methods for purifying the negative karma of body, speech and mind, and for eliminating karmic obstacles. All the great Tibetan Buddhist meditators have relied on this preliminary practice as a foundation for the success of their meditation and inner transformation.
 
This initiation will qualify those who receive it to participate in the weekly Sunday Vajrasattva practice at 9:30 am.
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Pre-requisite: Foundation and Intermediate Series (all classes) or having received basic Lam Rim teachings from another teacher.
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Note: As this is a Buddhist tantric practice, the initiation will involve going for refuge to the three precious jewels.
 
 

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  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.
 
 

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Tuition:
  $58 for current members (membership must be valid through May 20, 2017) $65 for non-members.
 
A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the Buddhist tradition.
     
Deadline:
  Tuesday May 20, 2017
     
Location:
  Drepung Loseling Monastery
1781 Dresden Dr.
Atlanta GA 30319
     

 
To register 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.