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The Year-End Retreat
December 27-30, 2018
The Three Principal Aspects
of the Path
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin
Drepung Loseling Monastery is delighted to offer a special year-end retreat led by our Spiritual Director, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin
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.
The retreat will combine teachings, meditation, and discussion
during four sessions each day:

9:00am-10:30am, 11:00am-12:30pm, 2:00pm-3:30pm and 4:00 pm-5:30pm


  Recommended Reading for Year End Retreat:
  The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

An Oral Teaching by Geshe Sonam Rinchen
Translated and edited by Ruth Sonam

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  Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ph.D. is the founder and spiritual director of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., in Atlanta, GA., the North American seat of Drepung Loseling in south India. A six-hundred year old monastic university renowned for its scholars, Drepung Loseling was reestablished in exile after the invasion of Tibet in 1959. He is a Professor of Pedagogy in the Department of Religion at Emory University and the Executive Director of Emory’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics. Endowed through the support of the Dalai Lama Trust, the center is dedicated to the realization of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s vision for compassion-based ethics in education. Born in Kinnaur, a remote Himalayan region adjoining Tibet, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin is a former monk. He began his monastic training at The Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamasala, India and continued his education at Drepung Loseling Monastery in south India, where in 1994 he received his Geshe Lharampa degree. He completed his Ph.D. at Emory University in 1999.

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  Free for Current members (membership must be valid through 12-31-18) $195 for non-members.
A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the Buddhist tradition.
  Please register by Tuesday, December 11.
  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.