THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
This course introduces Buddha’s revolutionary message that suffering can come to an end through one’s own efforts. Following GelekRimpoche’s transcript Four Noble Truths participants rely on readings, discussion and meditation.
Mondays, Sep 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
$70, members free
This course is also available online, click here to register:
THE HEALING PRACTICE OF WHITE TARA
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 course uses visualization techniques relying on feminine energy of White Tara to overcome physical, mental and emotional suffering.
Mondays, Nov 14, 21, Dec 7, Dec 14
$40, members free
no meeting Nov 28
BOUNDLESS COMPASSION – ACCELERATING THE JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT
Great Compassion is the need of our time. Never before have all human beings been more closely connected and dependent on each other than now. Furthermore, in personal spiritual development, love and compassion help us get beyond an egocentric mind state and thus accelerate our journey to Enlightenment. This course is part of the series “Odyssey to Freedom”.
Wednesdays, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26
$80, members free
Note: We moved the Odyssey To Freedom series from Thursdays to Wednesdays, to allow people to participate in the Thursdays night webinars on SEM – the Nature of Mind
ENGAGING WISDOM AND COMPASSION
Embodying Great Compassion through the Six Transcendent Activities of giving, discipline, patience, perseverance, concentration and wisdom is the culmination of the spiritual path. In this course, the final part of the series “Odyssey to Freedom”, we will explore in meditation and discussion how to apply Buddha’s central message in daily life.
Wednesdays, November 2, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14
Note: no meeting November 9
$70, members free
GOM, a method to develop concentrated meditation, is an essential tool that helps develop peace and joy as well as the power to deeply understand wisdom. Training in concen¬tration gives the mind a stability and suppleness that enables it to function well in daily life, regardless of the conditions. Moreover, a mind that is thus trained is the prerequisite to focus deeply on the true nature of reality.
10 am to 1 pm
SUNDAY PROGRAMS AT JEWEL HEART ANN ARBOR
SUNDAYS WITH GELEK RIMPOCHE
We invite you to enjoy WEEKLY Sunday morning teachings with Gelek Rimpoche. Speaking from Ann Arbor and New York and other locations, these talks will also be a live video webcast.
8:30 – 9:30am ~ Concentrated Meditation
9:35 – 10:45am ~ White Tara Guided Meditation
11am ~ SUNDAYS WITH GELEK RIMPOCHE
Tea, Snacks and Conversation following the morning teachings!
1 – 4pm ~ Monthly Knitting Social
4 – 5:30pm ~ Weekly Wu Style Tai Chi
See details for Morning and Afternoon Programs below.
See the Ann Arbor Chapter Programs page for more information