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New York Programs Spring 2017

New York Programs: Fall 2017 – Winter 2018


Demo Rinpoche:
Four Noble Truths teachings at Jewel Heart NY Center

Rimpoche Sundays

Beginning in January 2018.

Thursdays: 7:00pm-8:30pm

January  18, 25; February 1, 8, 22; March 8, 15, 22

Note:  No classes January 11, February 15, March 1

The Four Noble Truths are the first teaching Buddha gave after his enlightenment. Through recognizing suffering and understanding its underlying causes, we can rely on tools to help clear our negativity, build positivity, and develop to our greatest human potential.

The 11th Demo Rinpoche, reincarnation of Gelek Rimpoche's father, was born in Tibet and recognized by the Dalai Lama at the age of 5, when he entered Drepung Loseling. He received his Geshe Lharampa degree there and continued in tantric studies for several years after. He is currently studying Interfaith Engagement at a theological seminary in the United States.

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Glenn Mullin will speak based on his translation of the 7th Dalai Lama’s collection of verses offering spiritual advice for taming and developing the mind.

Saturday, January 27: 10:00am – 12:00pm; 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday, January 28:  2:00pm – 5:00pm

Glenn Mullin will give the weekly Jewel Heart Sunday talk on Sunday, January 28 from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

Solitary Hero Yamantaka Study Group 

Based on Gelek Rimpoche’s Solitary Hero Yamantaka transcript, this study group is open to those who have received the relevant initiation for this practice.

The detailed course of study began in September 2017 with plans to meet once monthly.

Please contact for eligibility questions or to register. Details including dates and location will be provided upon registration.

Lojong: Heart Of Enlightenment - Jewel Heart Online Course

This 12 week course includes presentations by 4 Guest Speakers and 4 Jewel Heart Instructors on Thursdays from September 7 through December 7, 7:00 - 8:30pm. No meetings on October 26 and November 23.

The December 7 session will be broadcast onsite from Jewel Heart New York.

Dr. Joseph Loizzo  – December 7, 7:00pm - 8:30pm onsite JH New York 

Register for the complete course and receive OnDemand access to weekly posts of the recorded video sessions, all via a personal login. Or register for single live sessions.
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Gateway to Enlightenment with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Onsite at Jewel Heart New York and Online via Webinar

Over the course of two evenings, celebrated American Buddhist nun Venerable Thubten Chodron will explore the process of attaining full enlightenment from the reasons and history behind developing the wish for enlightenment to the activities necessary to achieve it.

Monday, October 2 — 7:00-8:30pm: Becoming a Bodhisattva

Tuesday, October 3 — 7:00-8:30pm: Bodhisattva Activities

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Vajrayogini Study Group

Based on the short commentary on Vajrayogini in Gelek Rimpoche’s transcript “Three Short Vajrayana Practices”, this 8-week study group will focus on the practice of the short Vajrayogini sadhana of the Naropa Dakini. Though pithy and concise, Rimpoche’s commentary covers all the eleven yogas of the generation stage. The study group will emphasize discussion and learning together.

Those who have received the Vajrayogini initiation in the Naropa tradition from Gelek Rimpoche or another qualified Vajrayana teacher are eligible to attend this study group.

Please contact to register.

Wednesdays: 7.00pm-8:30pm

Jan.  22, 39
Feb. 5 12

Jewel Heart members free

Ritual Workshop with Sonam Dhargye

Friday,  January 19, 7:00pm-8:00pm

In 1959, at the age of four, Sonam Dhargye escaped from Tibet. At the age of 14, he entered the Gyuto Tantric Monastery and as a young monk he was recognized for his extraordinary talents in the ritual arts.

In 1986, Dhargye was honored to be selected by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the youngest chant master in the history of the Gyuto Monastery, which was founded in the 15th century. Later he mastered the other tantric rituals of sand painting and butter sculpture. He was the ritual assistant for Gelek Rimpoche and Jewel Heart's ceremonies.

Sonam Dhargye will be demonstrating ritual practices at Jewel Heart New York. Please join us for one or more of these rare workshops. Bring your questions about mudras, mantra pronunciation, offerings, altar setup, and other practices.

Please register in advance:

Course fee: $25 per session
Drop-ins are welcome.

*To place an order for a torma by Sonam Dhargye

Yamantaka, Vajraogini, Cittamani, White Tara, Lama Chopa
Small: $65

Sonam is available for private ritual consultation and house blessing


Lama Chopa and Tsoh Offering
Thursday, February 15 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Jewel Heart will commemorate the life and work of Gelek Rimpoche on the first anniversary of Rimpoche’s passing. There will be a reception with light refreshments following the ceremony.