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Ann Arbor Programs Jan – April 2020

ANN ARBOR PROGRAM COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

Register for courses and workshops at annarborregistration@jewelheart.org.

Homework assignments where applicable are provided upon registration. Purchase Digital Transcripts online for the courses, or order paper copies from the Jewel Heart Store.

Jewel Heart courses and workshops are open to all, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to afford a fee, please ask about the possibility of a partial or full scholarship.

Ann Arbor programs held at:
1129 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734 994 3387annarbor@jewelheart.org

LAM RIM: Stages on the Path, Part 4, DEMO RINPOCHE

Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30pm Onsite/online
January 14, 21, 28, February 18, 25, March 3, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 7, 14

In the Lam Rim, Buddha’s teachings are presented step by step to allow gradual experiential awareness and understanding of our inner and outer world. Through this process, we can transform challenges and confusion encountered in everyday life to the extraordinary compassion and wisdom of enlightenment.

$65/ Members Free - Note: No sessions on February 4 and 11 To register for this course click here.

MINDFULNESS 1: Stability and Insight through Meditation

Mondays, 7 – 8:30pm
January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 17, March 2 - No session February 10 

Meditation provides us with a clear stable mind, necessary for a happy life and the foundation for deepening our spiritual journey. This course offers hands-on experience including basic elements of using the breath, posture and techniques for coping with distractions and mental laxity.

Free - Facilitators: John Madison and Robin Olson

DAY OF MEDITATION

Saturday, January 11 and April 25, 8:30am – 6pm

This day of meditation, open to all experience levels and offered according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, will include practice sessions and light guidance. Instructors will be available for assistance. Silence will be enjoyed throughout the day.

Free

MINDFULNESS 2: Deepening Awareness through Meditation

Mondays, 7 – 8:30pm
March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

Becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations through meditation opens the door to understanding the nature of our mind and how it influences our experience. While this course is open to all, it is recommended to follow Mindfulness 1.

Free

GOOD LIFE, GOOD DEATH: The Art of Living

Thursdays, 7 – 8:30pm
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

We long for meaning, for an effective way to bring insight and hear to the ordinary circumstances and the inevitable challenges of our daily lives. On the basis of Gelek Rimpoche’s book Good Life, Good Death we will explore pragmatic methods to bring meaning and joy to our lives.

$80/ Members Free

LETTING GO: Helping ourselves and our loved ones prepare for our passing

April 4: 10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:30 - 3:30pm

The death and dying process, while difficult to face, is certain reality for us all. In this workshop we will explore compassionate methods to help ease the passage of our loved ones as well as for our own time of transition. The stages of the dying process, as understood in the Tibetan Buddhism, will also be presented. Colleen Retherford will facilitate this workshop.

$30/ Members Free

OPEN MEDITATION SESSIONS

Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30pm
Weekly beginning January 8 – no holiday sessions

Jewel Heart Facilitators provide basic guidance for using the breath as the concentrated point of focus.

Free

JEWEL HEART READERS
Mondays, Monthly, 7 – 8:30pm January 13, February 17, March 9, April 13

Enjoy lively discussion of dharma related book selections monthly. Current selection: The Heart of Meditation by the Dalai Lama. Open to All

Free

FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION

Fridays, Monthly, 7pm

Bring your friends and enjoy a free film and group discussion. Concessions available.

January 31 – SAMADHI – Maya, The Illusion of the Self, It’s Not What You Think (2017)
Documentary - Samadhi is an ancient Sanskrit word that points to the transcendent union that is at the root of all spirituality and self-inquiry.

February 28 – THE HEALER (2017)
Discovering he has the gift of healing, a young man is aided in his struggle to understand his gift and the new reality it offers by a teenage girl with terminal cancer.

March 27 – OLD FASHIONED (2014)
This film is a beautiful, moving, old-fashioned love story, in the true sense of that phrase.

April 24 – THE WISDOM TREE (2013)
In a meditative sci-fi journey, eastern spirituality, ethereal music and sublime art mingle mystically with neuroscience and quantum physics, entwining three lives and deepening a timeless mystery.

Free

Ann Arbor Special Events Jan – April 2020

SUNDAY PROGRAMS

Live Sunday Talks with DEMO RINPOCHE
Classic Teachings with GELEK RIMPOCHE

Broadcast Weekly, 11am Eastern

Join us at Jewel Heart Ann Arbor or Online via Webinar

* PLEASE NOTE: The Jewel Heart Ann Arbor Center will be closed from Friday evening, February 7 through Sunday afternoon, February 16 for the Winter Retreat. There will be no onsite Sunday morning programs on February 9 and 16. The Sunday talks will continue however they will be online only.

Open to All, Free of Charge

To register for the webinar, use the following link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3969557337463540747

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing important information to join the webinar.

Please log in and set up early. The above link is valid for the current series of Rimpoche's Sunday teachings regardless of attending one or all.

For webinar trouble or questions, comments and feedback
Write: jewelheartlive@jewelheart.org
Or Text: 734 489 4919.

Sunday Morning Programs

9:45 – 10:45am – White Tara Guided Meditation
11am – 12pm – Gelek Rimpoche 2014 Video Recordings, Demo Rinpoche twice monthly and guest speakers
12pm – Enjoy tea, snacks and conversation in the cafe or or join the Informal Discussion facilitated by JH Senior Students in the Joyful Paradise room.
1 – 4pm – Loving Kindness Crafts – Monthly, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15 – All Welcome

White Tara Guided Healing Meditation – Tara is the mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, known for her quick and compassionate activity. She is particularly associated with healing and long life. Join us for a guided meditation using visualization techniques to overcome physical, mental and emotional suffering. Free and open to all. Buddhist experience is not required.

Sunday Afternoons
4 – 5:30pm ~ Weekly Wu Style Tai Chi with Marilyn Feingold

Tai Chi – Learn the ancient art of meditation in motion with this ‘soft style’ martial art emphasizing relaxation and balance. Suggested donation $5  Please Note: No Tai Chi until further notice

LOSAR (TIBETAN NEW YEAR) LAMA CHOPA and TSOH - Monday, February 24, 11:00am. All are welcome.

GLENN MULLIN 2020 JEWEL HEART CENTERS TOUR

LIVING IN THE FACE OF DEATH

Awareness of mortality, ours and others, can bring meaning and appreciation to our life now, as well as be helpful for ourselves and others at the time of death. Glenn Mullin will explore living in the face of death and offer helpful methods and meditations that bring new understandings to our life and to death.

VENUE
Jewel Heart Ann Arbor and Online
1129 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

DATES/TIMES
Saturday, March 14 - 10:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00 - 5:00pm
Sunday, March 15 - 2:00 - 5:00pm  -  NOTE: Glenn Mullin will give the 11:00am - 12:00pm Sunday morning talk.

Click here to register and for more information

ANN ARBOR SPECIAL EVENTS

Demo Rimpoche - Lam Rim 4