Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc., an affiliate of Emory University,

Sharon Salzberg &
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin

Seeing Others as Ourselves

A Metta & Compassion Meditation Retreat

November 1-2, 2008

The meditations of lovingkindness (metta) and compassion are powerful practices for cultivating a peaceful mind and a sense of interconnectedness with others. By orienting our thoughts and feelings away from ourselves to others around us, they serve as an antidote to negative states of mind and lay the essential foundation for a happy and meaningful life.

In this weekend meditation retreat, participants will be taught these meditation practices and led in group meditation sessions by two highly qualified and experienced meditation teachers. Both teachers, one grounded in the Theravadan tradition and one in the Tibetan tradition, are not only highly experienced and learned in the practice and teaching of meditation, but are also actively engaged in the scientific study of meditation and its effects on health and well-being.

This is rare opportunity to learn from, and practice with, two outstanding teachers, and to engage deeply in these transformative meditation practices for the benefit of oneself and others.

Recommended Reading:
To download an article on "Effect of compassion meditation on neuroendocrine, innate immune and behavioral responses to psychosocial stress" please click here.


Saturday 1

10 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Sunday 2
  10 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 - 4:00 pm

  $150 ($130 for members)
Registration and
Payment Deadline:
  October 28, 2008. To pre-register, please call 404-982-0051 or email us at center@drepung.org
  Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
1781 Dresden Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319


Sharon Salzberg, one of America’s leading spiritual teachers and authors, is co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of Vipassana (mindfulness) and Metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work. In 1976, Sharon established, together with Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield, the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, which now ranks as one of the most prominent and active meditation centers in the Western world. She is a featured speaker and teacher at a wide variety of events and served as a panelist with the Dalai Lama and leading scientists at the 2005 Mind and Life Investigating the Mind Conference in Washington, DC. Currently she is a contributing editor of Oprah’s O Magazine, and has appeared in Time Magazine, Yoga Journal, msnbc.com, Tricycle, Real Simple, Body & Soul, Mirabella, Good Housekeeping, Self, Buddhadharma, More and Shambhala Sun, as well as on a variety of radio programs.

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin was born in Kinnaur, a small Himalayan kingdom adjoining Tibet. At the age of 14 he received his ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and began training at the Buddhist School of Dialectics, the private school of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala for seven years. In 1991, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin was sent to Atlanta by Drepung Loseling Monastery to establish and oversee the development of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc. that serves as the North American seat of Drepung Loseling Monastery. In 1994, he was awarded the degree of Geshe Lharampa, the highest degree of learning in Tibetan Buddhism, from Drepung Loseling Monastery. Geshe Lobsang received his Ph.D. from Emory's Graduate Institute for the Liberal Arts in 1999. Currently he serves as Spiritual Director of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc. and teaches as a senior lecturer at Emory University, where he continues to engage in on-going research on mind/body medicine and the function of meditation in promoting health and well-being. He is also the co-director of the Emory Collaborative for Contemplative Studies and serves as contemplative principal Investigator for Emory’s on-going research study on the benefits of compassion meditation in reducing depression.


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.