SEM: The Nature of Mind
A Revolutionary Approach to the Science of Mind
Based on teachings delivered by Gelek Rimpoche on the nature of mind, this course addresses the relationship between energy and mind, the mind's capacity for liberation and wisdom, and continuity of consciousness. One needn't be Buddhist to benefit from this course.
SEM: The Nature of Mind will be conducted weekly by special guest speakers alternating with Jewel Heart instructors on Thursday, October 13 through December 8, 2016 and January 12 through February 2, 2017. The course will cover six topics over twelve sessions.
Join this course online via Webinar and/or onsite at Jewel Heart New York – 260 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013 beginning October 13, 2016.
Upon registration you will receive instructions for ordering digital or paperback versions of the course transcript, SEM: The Nature of Mind by Gelek Rimpoche.
More about our guest speakers follows the course description below. We invite you to watch for continued updates.
Fee: $50 - $75 Sliding Scale
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Mindfulness for Children and Parents
Co-Sponsored by Jewel Heart and The Interdependence Project
The program will be held on four consecutive Sundays from 11am to 12:30pm at the Jewel Heart New York Center, 260 West Broadway in Tribeca—entrance on St. John’s Lane
The program is designed for children ages 5-12. We will use a combination of games, discussions, art projects and basic meditation exercises to explore aspects of attention, emotion, awareness and compassion. The sessions will involve parents and caregivers and provide them with strategies to support mindfulness at home and an ample opportunity at the end of each session to ask questions.
October 16: What Does It Mean to Be Mindful?
October 23: Mindfulness of Body
October 30: What is Meditation?
November 13: Practicing Kindness—Friendly Wishes Meditation
Fee: $20/family per session. $75 for all four sessions.
No drop-offs please.
The program will be presented by Heidi Marben, PsyD. Heidi is a child psychologist who teaches mindfulness at Trinity School in New York City. Heidi has been teaching in schools for more than thirty years. She holds a master’s degree in Elementary and Special Education, and a doctorate from NYU in School and Child Psychology.
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Teachings with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe
have been POSTPONED.
Friday, November 11, 7 – 8:30pm
Saturday, November 12, 1 – 5pm
Jewel Heart New York
260 W. Broadway
New York, NY, 10013
Onsite and Online Via Webinar
In our world today, there can be no mistaking the interrelated, interdependent nature of life. Whether coping with global concerns or individual needs, understanding how to reliably function within our interwoven realities is critical to a peaceful and productive life for ourself and for others.
The wisdom that recognizes how life appears and yet actually functions paves the way for peace, goodness and confidence to unfold. With this wisdom, kindness and compassion are free to reach their ultimate potential, liberating us from the narrow constraints of self versus other and allowing for joyful participation in the world.
Join Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe for a weekend of teachings following Je Tsong Khapa’s famous text, In Praise of Dependent Origination, and open the door to freedom from fear, confusion and suffering.
Suggested Donation: $50 - $75 Sliding Scale
Geshe Rinpoche’s gifts were recognized early in life. A genuine contemplative master and member of the last generation extensively trained in old Tibet, he is a Professor of Mool Shastra (Nalanda Tradition of Buddhist Philosophy) at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, the only Tibetan university in India. He is regarded as one of the most eminent scholars of both the Madhyamaka tradition and Indian Buddhist studies. As one of the greatest learned scholars of Drepung Loseling Monastery, he facilitated the completion of numerous research works, including a complete translation of Lama Tsongkhapa's Lam Rim Chen Mo or Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment.
Jewel Heart Programs are open to all, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to afford a fee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibility of a partial or full scholarship.