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Welcome to Jewel Heart Cleveland!

Our Tremont center offers experiential classes, workshops, and special events based on Gelek Rimpoche’s authentic and accessible Buddhist teachings. All classes include practice of both analytic and concentrated meditation. On most Sunday mornings, we offer the opportunity to see a live broadcast talk given by Rimpoche.

The Cleveland Chapter of Jewel Heart began in the late 1980′s, meeting in members’ homes and rented spaces. Since our move to Tremont in 2001, we have greatly expanded our schedule of classes and events. Our center includes a small store with books and other dharma items that is open during scheduled events, as well as a lending library with books, tapes and DVDs available to all.

Scroll down or check the calendar for our upcoming events.

If you have questions that are not answered on this site, please call 216-687-1617 or email

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We are located at:

Jewel Heart Cleveland
2670 W14th St
Cleveland, OH 44113

We hope to meet you soon!

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Cleveland Programs March – April 2018



Cleveland events: The Guru as Vajra Master

To have success in any meaningful spiritual practice it is important to have a skilled, kind and wise teacher. In Vajrayana Buddhism the role of the guru as vajra master is indispensable in getting introduced to the world of deities and mandalas.
Jewel Heart Cleveland  2670 W14th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Friday, March 23: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, March 24: 10:00am – 12:00pm; 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Glenn Mullin will also give the Jewel Heart Sunday talk on Sunday, March 25 at 11:00am. This will continue the series on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

Please register for this event at You may attend onsite at Jewel Heart Cleveland or by webinar.

You may also register in person onsite in Cleveland the day of the event. The recommended donation is $10-15 per session, but please come anyway even if this is not affordable. No one is ever turned away.

If you register online, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Glenn Mullin is a Tibetologist, Buddhist writer, translator of classical Tibetan literature, and teacher of Tantric Buddhist meditation. He lived in the Indian Himalayas between 1972 and 1984, and studied philosophy, literature, meditation, yoga, and the enlightenment culture under thirty-five of the greatest living masters of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Glenn is the author of over 20 books on Tibetan Buddhism, founded and directed the Mystical Arts of Tibet, and has curated a number of important Tibetan art exhibitions.

Other events on Glenn Mullin’s Midwest tour, available by webinar
Gems of Wisdom
The Dalai Lama lineage is renowned for its quintessential practice tradition. One of them, often referred to as Rinchen Trengwa or Rosary of Precious Jewels, is a spiritual practice that arouses higher states of consciousness. In these two sessions we will experiment with twelve of the Gems of Wisdom from these quintessential transformative exercises.
Jewel Heart Lincoln, Nebraska by live webinar Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7, 7:00–9:00pm CST
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Tantra: History, Myth, and Mystery
All Tibetan schools regard tantric yoga as the crown jewel of the Buddha’s teaching. All other practices lead to appreciating tantra on the basis of sutra, which makes enlightenment in one life time possible. It is celebrated in the writings of all the Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas.
Jewel Heart Bloomfield Hills and by webinar Friday, March 30: 7:00pm–9:00pm
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Entering Vajrayana Practice
Glenn Mullin draws from the Six Yogas of Naropa, with focus on the 11th century Indian Mahasiddha Naropa’s, “Vajra Verses of the Whispered Tradition, emphasizing how we prepare and ripen the mind for tantra.
Jewel Heart Ann Arbor Saturday, March 31: 10:00am – 12:00pm; 2:00pm – 5:00pm Sunday, April 1: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Glenn Mullin will give the weekly Jewel Heart Sunday talk on Sunday, April 1 at 11:00am.
Please register for this webinar at
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New Cleveland Programs:

Bodhisattva Vows study group

This discussion group will be based on Gelek Rimpoche’s teachings on how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows. Readings will be taken from a number of Rimpoche’s transcripts, as well as from books written by others in the same tradition. This group will meet for nine weeks.
Nine Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm beginning April 3.
Contact Anne aewarren at sbcglobal dot net to be put on class list. You will be sent readings closer to class date.


Webinar class: Good Life, Good Death, led by Amy Hertz, to begin soon. Great for beginners!

Class will be held on Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, with 30 minutes onsite discussion at the Cleveland center.
More details to follow soon. Contact Anne aewarren at sbcglobal dot net if you are interested.


Open meditation evenings

Beginner friendly, silent meditation sessions with light guidance as needed.
Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm. Free and open to all.
In case of extreme weather, contact Mike 440 570 1263 to check whether session is canceled.


Aerobic purification aka cleaning the center

Help get our center in shape for Glenn Mullin’s visit. Vicki will lead the team of cleaning dakas and dakinis between March 12 and 17, Mon., Wed.,Fri.,Sat. preferably. Email Vicki with your availability and contact information vicki dot lynn dot milnark at gmail dot com.


Tsoh offerings

We hold Tsoh offering ceremonies about twice a month, on or near the 10th and 25th by the lunar calendar. All are welcome to attend the Lama Chöpa Tsohs, which will be chanted mostly in English with just a few tunes in Tibetan.
Saturday, March 10, 1-2 pm. Vajrayogini tsoh – restricted to those with Vajrayogini initiation
Tuesday, March 27, 7-8:00 pm. Lama Chöpa tsoh
Tuesday, April 10, 5:30-6:30 pm. Lama Chöpa tsoh



Sundays with Gelek Rimpoche

Rimpoche Sundays
Classic Teachings

11am Eastern

Online via Webinar
Free - Open to All


To Register for the webinar, use the following link

OR visit GoToWebinar and enter the ID: 718-631-307

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