Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
 
Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc., an affiliate of Emory University
presents
     
  The Year-End Retreat
December 26 to 30, 2017
  Vajrasattva Practice
  with
  Geshe Ngawang Phende
   

 

 

Drepung Loseling Monastery is delighted to offer this Year-End Retreat on the Vajrasattva meditation and recitation of the 100-syllable mantra.

Vajrasattva represents the indestructible wisdom of all Buddhas in deity form to assist beings with their purification of destructive behavioral and emotional conditioning. 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 powerful practice is especially appropriate to our present times, and is an auspicious way to prepare for the new year.

Vajrasattva is a tantric practice, therefore, all participants are required to have received prior empowerment as a pre-requisite. The retreat will consist of three sessions each day. 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.

This retreat will be based on the Vajrasattva Sadhana practiced every Sunday morning at our center.

 
Daily Retreat Schedule:
 

1st Session
 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2nd Session
  2:00 - 4:00 pm
3rd Session
  4:30 - 6:30 pm
 
The retreat concludes after the third session on December 30
 

     
  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 (membership must be valid through 12-31-17)  $195 for non-members

A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the Buddhist tradition.
     
Location
  Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
1781 Dresden Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319
     
Deadline
  Tuesday December 19, 2017.
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.