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Bloomfield Hills

Throughout the year our chapter offers experiential classes, courses, workshops, talks, and special events geared to help individuals brings peace, joy and understanding into their lives and the lives of others, all based on the authentic and accessible teachings of Gelek Rimpoche.

For our events we are using the facilities at the Birmingham Unitarian Church.

Birmingham Unitarian Church
38651 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Please take a look at our calendar for coming events or join our email list. If you have questions that are not answered on this site, please call (734) 239-5985 or email:

We hope to meet you soon.

(734) 239-5985
Bloomfield Hills Fall 2018

Demo Rinpoche Public Talk

In Search of Satisfaction

The pursuit of happiness is a right under the American constitution, but among our friends, family, and in ourselves we find so much dissatisfaction. “I am surrounded by people, yet I feel lonely.” “I have all the necessities of life, yet something is missing.” Is lasting satisfaction actually a realistic goal? Demo Rinpoche will share Buddha’s forever fresh wisdom on the true source of satisfaction and the transformation of suffering.

October 20, 2018, 11 am
Preceded by a guided meditation from 9.30 -10.30 am and coffee from 10.30 - 11.00 am
$10 Suggested Donation

Demo Rinpoche joined Drepung Loseling monastery in 1987, where he spent nearly thirty years of uninterrupted education in meditation, debate, memorization, philosophy, and composition under the Dalai Lama’s direct supervision. Rinpoche received the highest monastic degree of Geshe Lharampa from Gelugpa University in India in 2011. He continued his studies at Gyume Tantric College. At the request of Gelek Rimpoche, Demo Rinpoche came to the United States where he received his Master’s Degree in Inter-Religious Engagement from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2018. Currently based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, he serves as the Resident Spiritual Advisor at Jewel Heart.


Register for courses and workshops at

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.

Living with Compassion

Chapter Three of Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

In the Third Chapter of Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Shantideva invokes the spirit of ultimate compassion and the commitment to make it the center of one’s life. Gelek Rinpoche’s detailed commentary forms the basis of this course.

10 weeks: Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12, 19
7 - 8:30 pm
No meeting November 21

$100/ Jewel Heart members free

White Tara Healing Workshop

Tara is the mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, known for her quick and compassionate activity. She is particularly associated with healing and long life. This workshop uses visualization techniques relying on the feminine energy of White Tara to overcomes physical, mental and emotional suffering. You don't have to be a Buddhist to benefit from this practice.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Free - Suggested Donation $20

Monthly Vajrayana Meetings:


September 26, 7 pm – 8.30 pm
October 10, 6 pm – 7 pm
November 14, 6 pm – 7 pm
December 12, 6 pm – 7 pm

Jewel Heart Readers

The Book of Joy

Next meeting: October 27, 1 – 3 pm

Venue: 39500 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills 48304 (Little Daddy's)
Interested in joining,

Sunday Talks


Classic Teachings with GELEK RIMPOCHE and live talks by DEMO RINPOCHE

Online via Webinar
Free - Open to All
To Register for the webinar, use the following link

OR visit GoToWebinar and enter the ID: 253-455-347

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

Please log in early and set up before Rimpoche begins. The above link and ID are valid for this new series of Rimpoche's Sunday teachings regardless of attending one or all.

For webinar trouble or questions, comments and feedback
Or Text: 734 489 4919.