DLM - Spiritual Development Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University, presents
Tara Retreat

Saturday, May 22, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Taught by
Geshe Ngawang Phende


Tara, the Liberator Mother, is the embodiment of enlightened activities in feminine form, and one of the most important deities in the Tantric Buddhist tradition. Like a mother caring for her only child, Tara nurtures all living beings with her unconditional love and compassion. Her name literally means “One Who Saves,” arising from her legendary commitment to liberate beings from all forms of fears and sufferings while protecting them from all forms of misfortune and of danger, as recounted in numerous tales. Her presence is so deeply steeped in Tibetan culture that even the children know and recite the mantras and prayers related to this deity.
This retreat will combine instruction, meditation practice, and discussion.
This event is open to the general public. There are no pre-requisites for this practice.
Daily Schedule
1st Session :
  10 am - Noon
Lunch Break :
  Noon - 2 pm
2nd Session :
  2 - 4 pm
To register for these courses please call the center at: 404-982-0051

  $58 for DLM Members / $65 for non-members
    A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in
the Buddhist tradition.
   On-line retreat 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.