Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
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All classes/practices will continue to be offered through Livestream and Zoom
May - 2022 Calendar

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May - 2022 Highlights

April 30 - May 4

Avalokiteshvara Mandala Sand Painting Live Exhibition with
Meditation & Chants
• April 30 - May 4, 2022 *via Zoom

by the Drepung Loseling monks of the Mystical Arts of Tibet


The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University is hosting a virtual event with the Drepung Loseling monks. From Saturday, April 30 to Wednesday, May 4, the venerable monks will construct a mandala of Buddha Avalokitesvara with millions of grains of colored sand at the Drepung Losel Ling Meditation and Science Center in South India. (register here).

Tuesday May 3

Public Talk "Lamrim: Death and Impermanence"  
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

6:30 pm

Although the precious human life is an extremely excellent basis for spiritual development, it is also impermanent and will necessarily end when we die. Instead of trying not to think about this, we should confront the fact of death and impermanence, and use it as a way to remind ourselves to make full use of our precious human potential. In this talk, Geshe Phende will talk about the meditation of death and impermanence and why it is important for our spiritual lives.

May 4 - June 15

Green Tara Puja for Protection, Healing, and Prosperity *Via ZOOM
with Drepung Loseling Monks

Wednesday Evenings
at 7:00 pm

From Wednesday, March 9 through Wednesday, June 15 (Sakadawa), the monks will perform a Green Tara puja, weekly on Wednesday evenings, to benefit people worldwide during this time of uncertainty. You are invited to join us.

Saturday April 14

Foundation Series • Part 5
Refuge: Entering the Path of Inner Transformation

with Geshe Ngawang Phende

10:00 am - 4:00 pm This five-part series, taught by with Geshe Ngawang Phende, introduces the essential elements of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, theory and practice. These teachings provide a basis for individual and group practice at the center and serve as a prerequisite for more advanced retreats.
  Register by calling our Administrative Office. FEE: Members $58 / Non-members $65 for individual classes or Members $245 / Non-members $275 for the five part series. Registration Deadline is four days before the event.

Tuesday May 10

Public Talk: "Shunyata: The Mother of All Buddhas"
by Geshe Dadul Namgyal

6:30 pm

This week, we will jointly look up-close at the following stanza from Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. It praises shunyata, the object of the transcendent wisdom of perfection. It does so by listing a series of qualities touching on different aspects of this basis-of-all reality. In doing so, it captures a more complete picture of this much emphasized and significant topic for spiritual awakening in the Buddhist world. Geshe Dadul will facilitate the joint adventure into this journey.

Tuesday May 17

Public Talk "Lamrim: The Buddhist View on Rebirth"  
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

6:30 pm

Buddhist philosophy generally accepts that the continuum of consciousness does not end at the time of death, but continues into the next life. This is not a view that is generally accepted by most scientists today. In this talk, Geshe Phende will outline the basic reasons why Buddhist scholars accept the concept of the continuation of consciousness after death.

Tuesday May 24

Public Talk "The Suffering of the Lower Realms"  
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

6:30 pm

If it is the case that our existence continues after death, there are only two kinds of rebirth that we take: higher rebirths and lower rebirths. If we are reborn in a lower realm rebirth – as an animal, a hungry ghost or hell-realm being – there is immense suffering. Geshe Phende will talk about the kinds of sufferings beings in these realms experience and how to incorporate meditation on this topic into one’s practice..

Saturday May 28

Mahamudra- In Theory and Practice • An Advanced Series - Class 5
with Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Widely studied, taught and practiced by numerous great masters over the centuries, including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, this method of Mahamudra practice approaches the view of reality through meditation. In this course, Geshe Lobsang will draw on the root text by Panchen Lama Lobsang Chogyen and its auto-commentary to introduce students to the theory and practice of Mahamudra.
  Register by calling our Administrative Office.
FEE: Full five part series $275 (DLM-members $245).
Registration Deadline is four days before the event.

Tuesday May 31

Public Talk "Taking Refuge"  
by Geshe Ngawang Phende

6:30 pm

Refuge forms the foundation of Buddhist practice. Also known as “taking safe direction” it is what directs our practice in the correct direction, towards the correct goal. In this talk, Geshe Phende will talk about the causes of taking refuge, the objects of refuge and the way in which we should take refuge.

*All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 PM Teachings and Meditation
*LiveStream ONLY
Sunday 9:30 AM *Vajrasattva Practice Via ZOOM
To register for this practice, please email
Geshe Yeshe at: center@drepung.org
  11:00 AM - 12 noon First Sunday of every month:
Basics of Meditation
*LiveStream ONLY
(instruction provided)
    All other Sundays:
Meditation - Led by DLM Resident Teachers
*LiveStream ONLY

1st Sundays
11:00 - 12:00 PM Basics of Meditation - Led by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, founder and Spiritual Director of Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc.
Note: check calendar for actual dates
*LiveStream ONLY
*unless otherwise noted
1st Tuesdays
5:30 PM Medicine Buddha Practice
Note: check calendar for actual dates
*LiveStream ONLY