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Labor Day Weekend Retreat with Geshe Dadul Namgyal

September 1, 2023 - September 4, 2023

Labor Day Weekend Retreat

The Perfection of Ethics
with Geshe Tenzin Chodrak (Dadul Namgyal)

September 1-4

In person and online

Geshe says goodbye to guest.

“Without ethical conduct you can’t accomplish your own well being,” says the bodhisttva Togme Sangpo in his epic poem, “The Thirty-Seven Practice of Bodhisattvas.”

Ethical conduct is the foundation of all Buddhist practice. The ethic of non-harming is the besis of all non-violent movements. Understanding Buddhist ethics lays the groundwork for our own happiness and is the framework for how we can benefit society.

Join Geshe Tenzin Chodrak (Dadul Namgyal) as he continues the series of Labor Day retreats on the six perfections—focusing this year on the perfection of ethics.

Geshe-la brings his lifetime of Buddhist practice, along with his warmth and gentle humor, to bring this crucial topic alive. Please join him!

The retreat includes teachings, meditation, and facilitated discussion.

Ethical conduct is the second of the six perfections—also translated as the six far-reaching practices or the six paramitas. These six describe the methods by which bodhisattvas transform their minds into the mind of a buddha, a fully awakened one. These six practices are generosity, ethical conduct, fortitude or patience, joyous effort, concentration, and wisdom.


Slides are here.

Venerable Chodron taught on the perfection of generosity in 2020 and 2021. Watch those teachings here.

All Abbey Dharma programs are offered freely, and your offering is welcomed. Make an offering here.

Registration information

You must register to visit.

Please take an at-home (rapid) Covid test the morning of your visit and email a photo of the negative result to the office. Additionally:

  • If you have respiratory symptoms, please postpone your visit. Symptoms are listed below.
  • If you’ve been exposed to someone who has Covid, please postpone your visit
  • If you start having respiratory systems while you’re here we’ll do a rapid test to make sure you don’t have Covid.

Our Covid policy changes, so please check back close to when you will be visiting us for the most up-to-date info.


Please arrive by 3 PM.

3:30 Orientation (in-person)
6:00 Teaching with Geshe Chodrak – YouTube Live
Saturday and Sunday
5:30-7:00 am Meditation – on Zoom
9:00-10:30 am Teaching with Geshe Chodrak – YouTube Live
11:00-11:50 am Meditation – on Zoom
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00-2:30 pm Q&A (in-person only)
2:30-4:00 pm Discussion Groups – on Zoom
4:30-6:00 pm Teaching with Geshe Chodrak – YouTube Live
7:00 pm Guided meditation – In person only
5:30-7:00 am Meditation – on Zoom
9:00-10:30 am Teaching with Geshe Chodrak – YouTube Live
11:00-11:50 am Meditation – on Zoom
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch, clean up & depart

More about the teacher

Geshe Tenzin Chodrak (Dadul Namgyal) began his Buddhist studies at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala, and completed it with the prestigious Geshe Lharampa Degree at Drepung Loseling Monastic University, South India. He also holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

From 2010 until recently, he served as Senior Resident Teacher at Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta and was Senior Translator/Interpreter with the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-based Ethics at Emory University, Atlanta.

Sravasti Abbey is delighted that Geshela is now a resident teacher, bringing his abundant knowledge, compassion, and humility and wisdom to his teachings. Read more.


September 1, 2023
September 4, 2023
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