Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.

His Eminence Gaden Tripa Rizong Rinpoche

October to November 2010
Rizong Rinpoche   Drepung Loseling Monastery is honored to announce the upcoming visit of H.E. Gaden Tripa Rizong Rinpoche, who will be coming to Drepung Loseling and staying with us from October 1 to November 16, 2010. Rinpoche has visited us several times in the past, but this will be the first time he is visiting since assuming the position of Gaden Tripa, the holder of the throne of Je Tsongkhapa, and supreme head of the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Please see the schedule below of teachings and empowerments Rinpoche will be offering while he is with us. In honor of Rinpoche’s first visit with us as Gaden Tri Rinpoche, we are offering all of these teachings and empowerments FREE to Drepung Loseling Monastery members.*  The fees for non-members are noted below. A personal teacher offering to Rinpoche is still encouraged, as in accord with the tradition.
Given that it is very rare to receive a visit by a teacher of Rinpoche's stature, most of the events we have requested are empowerments, as you will see in the schedule. These empowerments require a basic degree of understanding and familiarity with Tibetan Buddhist practices. Please check to see whether you have sufficient background to benefit from these empowerments.
Please join us in welcoming Gaden Tripa Rinpoche back to Atlanta for a very auspicious visit.
*Note: Membership must be current on the date of the teaching to attend free.

Teaching Schedule of His Eminence Gaden Tripa Rizong Rinpoche - October to November 2010

SAT, October 9

10 am – 1 pm

Refuge Vows & Teaching, and Transmission & Teaching on Gaden Lhagyama
Non-member fee: $50
Non-member registered for Foundation Series V: FREE
SUN, October 10
10 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 5 pm
Avalokiteshvara Empowerment
Non-member fee: $75
TUE, October 12
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Mandala Sand Painting Closing Ceremony
FREE and open to the general public
SAT, October 23
10 am - 1 pm
Vajrasattva Empowerment
Non-member fee: $50
Non-member registered for Intermediate Series V: FREE
SUN, October 24
2 pm - 5 pm
Medicine Buddha Empowerment
Non-member fee: $50
TUE, October 26
7:30 - 9 pm
Public Teaching
FREE and open to the general public

Heruka and Vajrayogini Empowerment & Teachings   (Pre-approval Required)**

October 29, 30 & 31
(2:00 - 7:00 pm) and November 1, 3 & 4 (7:00 - 9:30 pm)
Five-Deity Chakrasamvara Empowerment, Vajrayogini Empowerment, Teachings on Six-Session Guru Yoga, the Yoga of Three Purifications, and the Vajrayogini Sadhana
 Non-member fee: $275
**Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini empowerments and teachings are of the most advanced level and are not open to the public. Participants should have developed sufficient background in Buddhist philosophy and in other meditation practices for some time before attending these empowerments. If you are interested in participating in these events, you should seek pre-approval beforehand by contacting the Drepung Loseling office.
To register for these events or
if you have any questions, please call us at 404-982-0051.


Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
1781 Dresden Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319