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Ann Arbor

Welcome to the Jewel Heart Ann Arbor chapter webpage!

Jewel Heart was founded in Ann Arbor in 1988. Since then, we have been privileged to receive Gelek Rimpoche’s teachings on a regular basis, as well as to host other preeminent teachers and scholars in Tibetan Buddhism.

In 2008, we were honored when His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama accepted our invitation to teach in Ann Arbor and inaugurated our spacious new location at 1129 Oak Valley Drive.

Throughout the year, we offer retreats, courses, guest speakers, workshops, and talks geared to help individuals bring peace, joy, and understanding into their lives and the lives of others, all based on the authentic and accessible teachings of Gelek Rimpoche.

On a regular basis we hold film nights, a book group, a knitting group, tai chi classes, and community events, such as potlucks, a community garden, and fun-raisers. We are also involved in outreach activities, providing classes in mindfulness meditation to prisoners and living will workshops offered by Jewel Heart Health Center and Community Hospice.

The Jewel Heart Store, located on site, sells books, transcripts, Tibetan rugs, and dharma objects. Our location also has a main assembly hall, multiple rooms for courses, kitchen and dining facilities, and green space with a pond.

Please feel free to join us on Sunday mornings, when we offer guided concentrated meditation, teachings with Gelek Rimpoche, followed by tea, cookies, and conversation, and guided White Tara meditation.

For information about class offerings and special events, please check the Programs Page. If you have questions, please call 734-994-3387 or email: annarbor@jewelheart.org


Thank you so much to everyone who donated and purchased soup from last weekend's brunch.


The next monthly Sangha Council meeting is Tuesday, January 9th from 6:30pm-8pm in the red couch room. All are welcome to attend.

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Contact
Phone:
(734) 994-3387
Ann Arbor Programs Jan – April 2018

ANN ARBOR PROGRAM COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

Register for courses and workshops at annarborregistration@jewelheart.org.

Homework assignments where applicable are provided upon registration. Purchase Digital Transcripts online for the courses, or order paper copies from the Jewel Heart Store.

Jewel Heart courses and workshops are open to all, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to afford a fee, please ask about the possibility of a partial or full scholarship.

Ann Arbor programs held at:
1129 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734 994 3387annarbor@jewelheart.org

FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS – DEMO RINPOCHE via Webinar from New York

Thursdays, 7 - 8:30pm ~ January 4, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 22, March 8, 15

Registration includes access to the live webinar and to previous sessions recordings. The Ann Arbor center will be open for registrants to take part in the course together.

Click here to register and for more information.


MINDFULNESS 1 – CLARITY AND INSIGHT THROUGH MEDITATION

Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30pm ~ March 14 – May 2

Meditation provides us with a clear and stable mind; necessary for a happy life and the foundation for deepening our spiritual journey. This course offers hands-on experience with the basic elements of meditation using breath, posture and techniques for coping with distractions and laxity of the mind.

$80/Members Free

FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION ~ Fridays, Monthly, 7pm
Bring your friends and enjoy a free film and group discussion. Concessions available.

January 19 – WHY NOT NOW! (2014)
A documentary film on the life and works of spiritual entertainer Alan Watts.

February 16 – WALK WITH ME (2017)
A meditative film about a community of Zen Buddhist monks and nuns who have dedicated their lives to mastering the art of mindfulness with their world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

March 23 – ENDERS GAME (2013)
Young Ender Wiggin is recruited to lead the fight against the Formics, a technologically superior alien species. Tested and honed into an empathetic killer, he begins to despise what he does as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family.

April 27 – KUBO and the TWO STRINGS (2016)
A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior, in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. With deep themes of rebirth and reincarnation, it is simply an amazing work of animated achievement in cinema.

JEWEL HEART READERS

Tuesdays, Monthly, 7 – 8:30pm

Enjoy lively discussion of dharma related book selections monthly. Open to All.

January 16, February 13, March 13, April 10

LOVING KINDNESS CRAFTS

Sundays, Monthly 1 – 4pm

Loving Kindness Crafts includes all crafts, arts and handiwork. All Welcome.

January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8

Ann Arbor Special Events Jan – April 2018

SUNDAY PROGRAMS

Rimpoche Sundays

SUNDAYS with GELEK RIMPOCHE - Classic Teachings

Broadcast Weekly, 11am Eastern

Join us at Jewel Heart Ann Arbor or Online via Webinar

Open to All, Free of Charge

SUNDAYS with GELEK RIMPOCHE

Click here to register for the 2018 Webinar Sunday series.

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

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing important information to join the webinar.

Please log in and set up early. The above link and ID are valid for this new series of Rimpoche's Sunday teachings regardless of attending one or all.

For webinar trouble or questions, comments and feedback
Write: jewelheartlive@jewelheart.org
Or Text: 734 489 4919.

Sunday Mornings
8:30 – 9:30am ~ Concentrated Meditation
9:45 – 10:45am ~ White Tara Guided Meditation
11am - SUNDAYS WITH GELEK RIMPOCHE
Tea, Snacks and Conversation following the morning teachings!

Sunday Afternoons
4 – 5:30pm ~ Weekly Wu Style Tai Chi
See details for Morning and Afternoon Programs below.

Concentration Meditation – Help yourself through meditation. Facilitators provide basic guidance with multiple concentration meditation sessions using the breath as the point of focus. Open to all levels of experience.

White Tara Guided Healing Meditation – Tara is the mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, known for her quick and compassionate activity. She is particularly associated with healing and long life. Join us for a guided meditation using visualization techniques to overcome physical, mental and emotional suffering.

Tai Chi – Learn the ancient art of meditation in motion with this ‘soft style’ martial art emphasizing relaxation and balance. Suggested donation $5

ANN ARBOR SPECIAL EVENTS

GELEK RIMPOCHE COMMEMORATION – LAMA CHOPA/TSOH & RECEPTION
Thursday, February 15, 7pm

LOSAR (Tibetan New Year) – LAMA CHOPA AND TSOH
Friday, February 16, 10am

INTRO TO VAJRAYANA: GURU AS VAJRA MASTER
GLENN MULLIN

Saturday, March 31, 10am – 5pm – Sunday, April 1, 2 – 5pm

This weekend is part of a Midwest tour of Jewel Heart centers. For details and to register, visit jewelheart.org. Registration is available online only and includes live onsite and online options as well as access to recordings of the program through a personal Jewel Heart website login.

SUNDAY GUEST SPEAKER ~ GLENN MULLIN
April 1, 11am – 12noon