ANN ARBOR PROGRAM COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
JE TSONG KHAPA DAY CELEBRATION!
In honor of Je Tsong Khapa, The Ann Arbor Jewel Heart center will be open from Tuesday, December 20th through Friday, December 23rd for the recitation of the Ganden Lha Gyema and a Migtsema mantra collection, culminating in the Lama Chopa and tsoh on Friday, December 23rd.
All are welcome to participate in all or part of the gathering.
Click here to see the flyer.
SELF-COMPASSION: THE THREE PRINCIPLES OF THE PATH, PART 1
Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30pm
This course is a condensed summation of the path to enlightenment, which includes the determination to be free, unlimited compassion, and wisdom. Part 1 will focus on Self-Compassion. Gelek Rimpoche's transcript, the Three Principles of the Path, serves as course material for this 6 month course offered in 3 – 8 week sections.
Part 1 - February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
$80/ Jewel Heart Members – Free
SEM: THE NATURE OF MIND
Thursdays, 7 – 8:30pm
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.
Special guest speakers will alternate weekly with Jewel Heart instructors covering six topics over twelve sessions.
Local course registrants are welcome to participate in the Webinar broadcast together at the Jewel Heart Ann Arbor Center as well as individually online via Webinar.
Registration is done online only at www.jewelheart.org/events/sem-the-nature-of-mind/
Registration will provide instructions, a digital transcript, and a link to a page with past sessions posted for your review.
Fee: $50 - $75 Sliding Scale
2017 - January 12, 19, 26, February 2
(2016 - Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8)
JEWEL HEART READERS
Tuesdays, Monthly, 7 – 8:30pm
Enjoy lively discussion of dharma related book selections monthly. Open to All.
January 10, February 14, No meeting in March, April 11
LOVING KINDNESS KNITTING
Sundays, Monthly 1 – 4pm
All are invited to this monthly Sangha Council social gathering. Loving Kindness Knitting & Crafts includes all crafts, arts and handiwork. Bring your current project(s) if you have one or join our Squares project. We have lots of yarn to go around. Open to all.
January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9
FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION
Fridays, Monthly, 7pm
Bring your friends and enjoy a free film and discussion about the film and dharma. Concessions are also available.
January 27 – Little Buddha (1993)
Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Little Buddha” tells the story of a young Seattle boy who may, or may not, be a reincarnation of a venerated Buddhist teacher. Tibetan and American worlds meet, leading to an extraordinary adventure!
February 24 – Yangsi: Reincarnation is Just the Beginning (2012)
A coming of age story set between two worlds. This documentary narrated by Yangsi Rinpoche offers an intimate portrait of a young Tibetan boy who is recognized as the reincarnation of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He is known as the “Yangsi”, “the one how has come again into existence”.
March 31– The Visit (1964)
Veteran actors Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Quinn are a tour de force in this dramatization of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play, Der Besuch der Alten Dame, the story of a bitter woman whose attempts to right past wrongs channels her through the eight worldly dharmas.
April 28 – The Human Experience (2008)
The meaning of life is discovered in the experience’ The story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I? Who is man? Why do we search for meaning? Through one on one interviews and real life encounters, the brothers are awakened to the beauty of the human person and the resilience of the human spirit.