Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University, presents
The Year-End Retreat
December 27, 2009 to January 2, 2010

The Healing Power of Compassion Meditation
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin

Drepung Loseling Monastery is delighted to offer this Year-End Retreat on the healing power of compassion meditation. Recent advances in scientific study of meditation are illuminating the fundamental mechanisms underlying the mind-body connection and the inherent healing power of mind, as well as its capacity to play a crucial role in counteracting stress, depression and other modern-day maladies.
Using the Lojong-based Compassion Meditation Protocol that he designed for Emory’s innovative compassion meditation research study, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin will lead participants through a step-by-step process of cultivating mindfulness and compassion, combining sessions of meditation with discussions.
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin presenting his compassion meditation protocol to His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all the sessions in order to sustain a group dynamic conducive for focus and practice.
While serving as the founder and spiritual director of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., a center for Tibetan Buddhist studies, practice, and culture in Atlanta, GA, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin is a Senior Lecturer in Emory University’s Department of Religion. He also serves as Director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, a multi-dimensional initiative founded in 1998 to bring together western knowledge into dialogue with the Tibetan sciences of mind and healing. In that capacity, he serves as Co-Director of both the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative and the Emory Collaborative for Contemplative Studies. He continues to work with Emory scientists as co-principal investigator on a major clinical research project funded by the NIH to study the effects of compassion meditation on the experience of depression, for which he developed the meditation protocol.

Daily Retreat Schedule

10:00 am –12:00 pm
First session
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Second session
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Third session
Note: the retreat will start at 2:00 pm on December 27, 2009

FREE for current members (membership must be valid through December 31, 2009) $175 for non-members.

A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the Buddhist tradition.
Tuesday December 22, 2009.
Drepung Loseling Monastery
1781 Dresden Dr.
Atlanta GA 30319

To register for these courses please call the center at: 404-982-0051

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.