DLM Dolls
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
is honored to present
 
His Eminence Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Samten
Abbot of Drepung Loseling
Monastery, India
August 13-14, 2022


In Person Events

Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc. is pleased and honored to announce a visit by His Eminence Khen Rinpoche, Geshe Lobsang Samten, abbot of Drepung Loseling Monastery, our six-hundred-year-old mother monastery, reestablished in India after the invasion of Tibet by the Chinese Communist regime. As abbot, Khen Rinpoche is in charge of religious, educational, and secular matters for the monastery and holds his position for a term of six years.
 
Khen Rinpoche, Geshe Lobsang Samten, earned his Geshe Lharam degree in 1999, the highest degree within the Tibetan Buddhist academic system. In addition to serving as a full-time teacher, Khen Rinpoche has served as the chair of the committee overseeing the Geluk Examination Board, coordinated the Science Meets Dharma program, and served as Secretary of the International Geluk Foundation. Khen Rinpoche was handpicked in 2018 from a select list of accomplished teachers by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to become the abbot of Drepung Losel Ling.
 

As one of the foremost scholars of his generation, Rinpoche has been entrusted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to both teach and represent the tradition in international settings. Most recently, Khen Rinpoche has written and published a commentary on the Prayer of the Seventeen Nalanda Panditas composed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and serves as the Deputy Director of the International Geluk Foundation.

 
Details on Attending In Person
 
Please read our COVID-19 safety policy for those who wish to join these programs in person. A well fitted mask properly worn over mouth and nose is required for all events while inside the center. Seating is limited and either registration or RSVP is required to attend.
 

DLM Dolls   Medicine Buddha Empowerment
  Saturday August 13, 2022 • 10:00 am - Noon
  *In Person Only
   
  Medicine Buddha is perhaps one of the most deeply cherished deities in the Buddhist world. The practice of Medicine Buddha is considered to be a powerful method for healing both the physical suffering of illness, poverty, and abuse, and the mental distress caused by anger, greed, and ignorance. Meditating on Medicine Buddha can support the journey to wellness by easing the physical and mental afflictions of ourselves or those for whom we are dedicating our practice. It is an excellent complement to conventional modes of healing and encourages the cultivation of positive mental states.
   
  Registration will close upon reaching capacity or by
Tuesday, August 9 at 6 PM.
   
 

Medicine Buddha Empowerment
Registration & Information

     

DLM Dolls   Cultivating Compassion in an Uncertain World
  followed by a Reception Outside
  Saturday August 13, 2022 • 2:00 pm (Eastern)
  In Person *RSVP and Via Livestream
   
  Please join us for a special opportunity to reflect on what compassion means for all of us given the seemingly intractable problems of today's world. In conjunction with the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University, Khen Rinpoche will give a talk on Cultivating Compassion in an Uncertain World with a reception to follow outside. Associate Director for CBCT, Timothy Harrison, will introduce the abbot and facilitate a Q&A.
   
  The long-term partnership between the monastery and Emory has supported the growth of the Emory Compassion Center and its innovative programming under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
   
  *RSVP is required for this event in person. This will also be Livestreamed.
   
  Cultivating Compassion in an Uncertain World
RSVP & Information
     

DLM Dolls   Morning Meditation
  Sunday August 14, 2022 • 11:00 am (Eastern)
  In Person and Via Livestream
   
  Khen Rinpoche will offer our weekly Sunday morning meditation both in person and via Livestream. No RSVP is required; however, seating is limited and will be offered on a first come/first served basis.
     

Parking Information
 
 

A benefit of the pandemic means that we once again have a beautiful lawn and are working on ways to utilize it for the benefit of our visitors! This also means no parking on the grass. Parking behind the monastery is limited so please carpool if possible.
 

If you find you have to park in the neighboring streets, avoid getting ticketed or towed by:

 
not blocking the neighbor’s driveway and leave sufficient room from the driveway for the owners to get in and out of their driveways.
   
not parking on both sides of the street so emergency vehicles can get through. If you park on nearby S. Bamby Lane or Carlton Place, please park on the one side of the street only.
   
Park where you are legally able to park. Check for no parking signs.
 

This will help keep our neighbors from calling the police and getting your car ticketed or towed. Thank you for helping us keep our friendly neighbors FRIENDLY! Also remember to always lock your car and do not leave any valuables in the car or in sight that may attract break-ins to your car wherever you park.


Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
1781 Dresden Drive • Atlanta, GA 30319
center@drepung.org