DLM - Spiritual Development Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University, presents
The Essence of Mahayana Buddhism - Chapter 2
14 Week Course *Via ZOOM
Geshe Ngawang Phende
March 8 - June 7, 2023
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-8:30 PM Eastern
The essence of the Mahayana Buddhism is Bodhicitta. Among the many texts, there is one of the most profound text called Bodhicharyavatara (The Guide Of Bodhisattva’s Way Of Life). It was written by the great Indian master, Acharya Shantideva, during the 8th century.
This text compiles ten chapters, where master Shantideva, profoundly explains Bodhicitta, compassion, forgiveness, wisdom, mind training (Lojong) and etc.

To cultivate Bodhicitta, we first need to understand the benefits of developing Bodhicitta. Geshe La will explain this by using chapter two of The Guide Of Bodhisattva’s Way Of Life, “The Disclosure of Evil. "


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


Full series: $65  (DLM Members: $55)

    *This program is partially sponsored by friends of the monastery
to subsidize the registration fee
    If you miss a class, an edited recording will be available by request.
    A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the
Buddhist tradition
  On-line via Zoom

  Geshe Ngawang Phende was born in Nepal in 1968. As a young boy he entered Drubthob Rinpoche’s monastery in Nepal where he received his initial monastic training. He joined Drepung Loseling Monastery, south India in 1982 at the age of 12, where he successfully completed his monastic education and passed the Geshe Lharampa examination in 2001. He then attended Guymey Monastery for further Tantric studies and stayed there for a year. Geshe Ngawang was the resident teacher at the Lam Rim Tibetan Buddhist Center in Johannesburg, South Africa for nearly four years. Twice he has been on the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour and at present is one of the resident teachers at DLM.

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.