June 29, 2010
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc (DLM)is an amazing spiritual and cultural resource in Atlanta. I have been a volunteer and sangha member since 2001 and I can honestly attest to the positive, peaceful effect the dharma teachings, empowerments, meditation sessions, cultural activities, celebrations, and spiritual events have had on numerous individuals including myself. DLM brings a true sense of community to Atlanta and promotes compassion and loving kindness towards all beings regardless of background and faith, which has the capacity to eliminate hatred, fear, selfishness, and ultimately needless suffering not only at the individual level, but at the family and community levels. Whether it was attending weekly teachings with Geshe Lobsang Tenzin-la, working information booths at concert venues and community events, educating the community about Tibetan Buddhism, attending Mystical Arts of Tibet performances, assisting with altar set up at our old space off of Briarcliff Road, or engaging in retreats, every minute I have spent at Drepung Loseling Monastery has enriched my life, moved me farther along the spiritual path,and has allowed me to open my heart, mind, and welcome calm into my life. The current resident teacher is knowledgeable, friendly, and always willing to meet with students to discuss teachings or to provide personal advice. I know there was a substantive reason that I stumbled upon Drepung Loseling Monastery as a new resident of Atlanta and new Buddhist practitioner in 2001, and when I am far from this precious jewel due to work commitments or otherwise, I miss the sangha members, staff, and gurus very much. They are like family to me. I have made wonderful, lifelong friends and so many meaningful connections as a result of spending time at DLM.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
many ways through teachings, empowerments, and community events.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Volunteer & A variety of roles over the years. :).