DLM - Spiritual Development Program
 
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University, presents
Mahamudra
In Theory and Practice
*Via ZOOM
An Advanced Series Course
with
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi
 
January 22 - May 28, 2022
4th Saturday of the month
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
 
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Mahamudra, the “great seal,” refers both to the ultimate nature of mind and reality, and to a meditative practice for realizing that ultimate reality. Part of a special transmission received by Je Tsongkhapa from Manjushri, it was passed down through Je Tsongkhapa’s lineage to the First Panchen Lama, Lobsang Chogyen, who captured these oral transmissions in his masterpiece, “The Main Path of the Conquerors: Root Stanzas on the Mahamudra According to the Precious Lineage of the Sacred Words of Geden Masters”, and its auto-commentary.
 
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.
 
In addition to providing teachings over five Saturdays, there will be optional opportunities to join Geshe la for meditation practice and Q&A.
 
This Advanced Series course is recommended for students who have
completed Drepung Loseling Monastery’s Intermediate Series course
or have a foundation in Buddhist practice.
 
Schedule
     
Morning Session:
  10:00 am - Noon • with breaks
  Lunch Break:
  Noon - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session:
  1:00 - 3:00 pm • with breaks and Q&A
 
January 22
 

Mahamudra - Class 1

February 26
 

Mahamudra - Class 2

March 26
 

Mahamudra - Class 3

April 23
 

Mahamudra - Class 4

May 28
 

Mahamudra - Class 5


Payment and early registration is four days before the event date.

     
Tuition:
 

Full series: $275  (DLM Members: $245)

    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. 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. In this capacity, he has facilitated a collaboration between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Emory University that has spanned over two decades. He oversees numerous innovative programs developed through this collaboration, including, Social Emotional Ethical Learning (a K-12 education program), Emory Tibet Science Initiative, and the Cognitively-Based Compassion Training.
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.
 

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.