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

December 27 to 30, 2021
*Via ZOOM
Taught by
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin
 
Drepung Loseling Monastery is delighted to offer this Year-End Retreat on the Vajrasattva meditation and recitation of the 100-syllable mantra.
 
Vajrasattva represents the indestructible wisdom of all Buddhas in deity form to assist beings with their purification of destructive behavioral and emotional conditioning. All the great Tibetan Buddhist meditators have relied on this preliminary practice as a foundation for the success of their meditation and inner transformation. This powerful practice is especially appropriate to our present times, and is an auspicious way to prepare for the new year.
 

Vajrasattva is a tantric practice, therefore, all participants are required to have received prior empowerment as a pre-requisite.

The retreat will consist of three sessions each day. 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.

 
This retreat will be based on the Vajrasattva Sadhana practiced every Sunday morning at our center.
 
 
Retreat Schedule
1st Session:
9:00 am - 10:30 am
2nd Session:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch Break:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
3rd Session:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
 
  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.

     
     
Tuition
  $195 - DLM Members Free
(membership must be valid through 12-31-21)
     
    A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the
Buddhist tradition.
     
Location
  Online via Zoom
     
Deadline
 

Tuesday December 21, 2021

     
     

 
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.