DLM - Spiritual Development Program
 
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University, presents
 
The Intermediate Series
*Via ZOOM
 
July 10 - Nov 13, 2021
Saturdays, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

 
Taught by
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin
 
Recommended for all who have completed the Foundation Series course at Drepung Loseling
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Continuing from where the Foundation Series left off, the Intermediate Series surveys the most essential teachings and meditations of Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) Buddhism, which is founded on the generation of universal compassion that takes responsibility for all sentient beings.
 
Each retreat in the series provides training in the theory and practice of an essential Mahayana meditation. The series leads progressively on to the final retreat of the series on Vajrasattva, an intermediate-level tantric meditation for purification and inner transformation, and serves as a general prerequisite for more advanced retreats.
 
When taken after having completed the Foundation Series, the Intermediate Series is designed to provide a solid basis for the practice of Mahayana Buddhist meditation, which in turn forms the precondition for tantric practice.
 
 
Schedule
   
1st Session:
10:00 - 10:45/50 am • with a break
2nd Session:
11:00 - 11:45/50 am • with a break for lunch
  Lunch Break:
Noon - 1 pm • Short Q&A after lunch @ 1 PM
3rd Session:
1:00 - 1:45/50 pm • with a break
4th Session:
2:00 - 2:45/50 pm • retreat ends
   

     
July 10
  Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism
August 14
  Guru Yoga:
    The Spiritual Practice of Relying Upon and Receiving Blessings from a Spiritual Teacher
September 11
  Relative Bodhichitta:
  Generating the Mind of Enlightenment
October 2
  Ultimate Bodhichitta:
  Developing Wisdom and Insight
November 13
  Vajrasattva Meditation:
    The Path of Purification and Inner Transformation

 

Payment and early registration is four days before the event date.
To register for these courses please call the center at: 404-982-0051

Tuition:
  Each class: $65  (DLM Members: $58)
Full Series: $275  (DLM Members: $245)
    Members who have completed the entire series in the past may repeat for FREE, but are still required to register.
    A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the Buddhist tradition.
Location:
  On-line via ZOOM


  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.

Suggested Reading for the Intermediate Series
   
I -

Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (the Lamrim Chenmo)
by Tsong-Kha-Pa, Volume I; pages 117-128, 143-246.
II -
Guru Yoga
The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (the Lamrim Chenmo)
by Tsong-Kha-Pa, Volume I; pages 69-116
III -
Relative Bodhicitta
A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life; chapters one and three (the root text)
Bodhicitta: Cultivating the Compassionate Mind of Enlightenment
by Phu-Khang Dge-bshes Blo-bzang-rgya-mtsho
The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (the Lamrim Chenmo)
by Tsong-Kha-Pa, Volume II; pages 13-232
IV -
Ultimate Bodhicitta
Harmony of Emptiness and Dependent-Arising
by Phu-Khang Dge-bshes Blo-bzang-rgya-mtsho
The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (the Lamrim Chenmo)
by Tsong-Kha-Pa, Volume III, the section on 'insight'; pages 107-224, 277-362
V -
Vajrasattva Meditation
The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (the Lamrim Chenmo)
by Tsong-Kha-Pa, Volume I; pages 247-259.
Becoming Vajrasattva: The Tantric Path of Purifications
by Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush and Lama Zopa Rinpoche


Recording Policy:
No recordings, audio or visual, without express permission from Drepung Loseling Monastery.
 
Cancellation Policy:
One-day events: If you withdraw before the day of the event, we will refund your fees, minus a $20 administrative charge. You must speak with a member of the administrative staff by 6pm. Leaving a message will not alter your registration. There will be no other refunds.
If you do not attend a session it is counted as a withdrawal and there will be no refunds or exchanges.
*When purchasing a series for either the Foundation or the Intermediate classes note that the series advantage gives you a lower rate and purchasing classes individually gives you flexibility. When purchasing these series the first class will count toward the one day cancellation policy. After the first class has begun for the purchase of the series there will be no other refunds or exchanges.

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.