Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University

Year-End Retreat
Lam Rim:
The Graded Path to Enlightenment
December 27 to 30, 2022
with Geshe Ngawang Phende

Drepung Loseling Monastery is delighted to offer this Year-End Retreat on the Graded Path to Enlightenment - the essence of the entire corpus of Buddha’s teachings.

The Lam Rim teaching presents a complete guide of the grounds, the paths, and the results interwoven through the presentation of the Buddhist view, meditation and conduct required for an individual practitioner to attain enlightenment.
The teachings and meditation techniques are taught in a systematic and graded manner beginning from how to rely on a spiritual teacher all the way to the cultivation of calm abiding (shamatha) and special insight (vipashyana) meditation.  
Daily Retreat Schedule
1st Session

  10 am - 12 pm

2nd Session
  1:30 - 3:30 pm
3rd Session
  4 - 6 pm
The retreat concludes after the
second session on December 30.
The retreat is open to all and will consist of three sessions each day. Geshe Phende will combine Lam Rim teachings with meditation sessions. It is recommended that the participants try to attend all sessions; however, those unable to do so can join in as many of the sessions as they can.  

  Geshe Ngawang Phende was born in Nepal in 1968. At the age of 12 he became a monk at Drubthob Rinpoche’s monastery in Nepal for two years where he received his initial monastic training. He joined Drepung Loseling Monastery, south India in 1982 at the age of 14, where he successfully completed his monastic education and passed 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 almost four years. Twice he has been on the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour and now, currently is one of the resident teachers at DLM.

  $195 - FREE for current members
(membership must be valid through 12-31-22)
  A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the Buddhist tradition.
  In-person and Online via ZOOM
  Tuesday, December 20, 2022


Open to All

Registration Required: To Register, please fill out the registration form

Zoom: Links will be emailed to all participants


Cancellation Policy:
One-day events: If you withdraw before the day of the event, we will refund your fees, minus a $20 administrative charge. There will be no other refunds.

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. You must speak directly with a member of the center staff if you wish to withdraw and receive a refund.