Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University
Presents

Year-End Retreat:
The Three Principal Aspects
of the Path

with Tong-len Meditation

December 26 to 30, 2020
with Geshe Ngawang Phende
*Via ZOOM

Drepung Loseling Monastery is delighted to offer this Year-End Retreat on The Three Principal Aspects of the Path with focus on Tong-len Meditation.

This year’s retreat will focus on, “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path,” a short text in fourteen verses by the illustrious scholar and adept, Je Tsongkhapa. The founder of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism, Je Tsongkhapa was a brilliant thinker and teacher, a prolific author, and a great practitioner. In this brief text, he distills the entire path to enlightenment into three essential practices—presented as a practical manual for the practitioner. With his characteristic precision and clarity, Je Tsongkhapa elucidates each of the three paths: renunciation, a genuine resolve to emerge from suffering and its causes; bodhicitta, an altruistic aspiration to achieve Buddhahood; and the correct view of reality, that is, understanding that the conventional and ultimate dimensions of reality are not mutually negating, but complementary.
Tong-len meditation is one of the very important meditation. Geshe la will explain how to Take suffering of others upon you by the force of compassion, and giving your happiness to others by the influence of love and also Guide-meditation to tong-len.  
Daily Retreat Schedule
1st Session

  10 am - 12 pm

2nd Session
  2 - 4 pm
3rd Session
  5 - 7 pm
The retreat concludes after the
second session on December 30.
 
The retreat is open to all and will consist of three sessions each day. Geshe Phende will combine Tong-len teachings with meditation sessions. It is recommended that the participants try to attend all sessions; however, those unable to do so can join in as many of the sessions as they can.  

  Geshe Ngawang Phende was born in Nepal in 1968. As a little boy he became a monk at 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 stayed 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 now, currently is one of the resident teachers at DLM.
   

   
Tuition
  FREE for current members (If you renewed or will renew in 2020, membership is valid through 12-31, 2021)  $195 for non-members
A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the Buddhist tradition.
Location
  On-line retreat via Zoom
     
Deadline
  Friday December 20, 2020
   

   
Open to All - Registration Required: To Register, Please Call 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. You must speak directly with a member of the center staff if you wish to withdraw and receive a refund.