DLM - Spiritual Development Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University, presents
  Introduction to
Vajrayana Series
July 22 - November 18, 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Taught by
Geshe Ngawang Phende
Vajrayana, or the Secret Mantra vehicle, is the highest of all Buddhist practices. Although it is known as “secret”, it is also necessary for attaining Buddhahood. A clear understanding of the Tantric path and how it should be practiced is therefore indispensable to Mahayana practitioners.

Since one cannot attain the state of enlightenment without relying on Tantric practice, study of Tantric theory and philosophy is absolutely crucial. This course will offer an introduction into the presentation of the Vajrayana grounds and paths, and how they are to be practiced.

Pre-requisite: Completion in full of the Foundation, Intermediate, & Lam Rim Series (or full teachings in Lam Rim from a qualified teacher).


July 22
Grounds and Paths of Sutra and Tantra
August 19
Presentation of the Three Lower Tantric Schools
September 30
Presentation of Empowerments, Bodhisattva Vows
and Tantric Vows
October 28
Presentation of Highest Yoga Tantra and the
Generation Stage
November 18
Presentation of the Completion Stage


$58 per Class for DLM Members and $65 for non-members
Full Series: $245 for DLM Members and $275 non-members

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

Drepung Loseling Monastery
1781 Dresden Dr.
Atlanta GA 30319

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

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

  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.

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.