ANN ARBOR PROGRAM COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
HOW THE MIND WORKS
Thursdays, 7 – 8:30pm
Offered as a webinar
HOW THE MIND WORKS, based on Gelek Rimpoche’s transcript, will explore ten universally core functions of our minds. Rimpoche’s accessible approach shows us how to use these mental faculties and lays the ground for us to become more realistic, capable, and resilient in any and all situations. An aspect of Buddhist psychology, understanding these functions provides guidelines for a healthy mind that are applicable across all mental, emotional and spiritual disciplines.
6 Thursdays, 7 – 8:30pm
February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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Jewel Heart Ann Arbor Center will be open for this course. We invite the local community to register and participate as a group at the center.
GOM: Meditation for Clarity and Serenity
Thursdays, 7 – 8:30pm
GOM, or concentrated meditation, helps to develop clarity, serenity and a deeper understanding of the world we live in. Based on Gelek Rimpoche’s GOM transcript, the sessions will alternate weekly between discussion/practice sessions done individually at-home or as a group onsite at participating Jewel Heart centers AND online Webinar presentation sessions with Jewel Heart Instructors Amy Hertz from Jewel Heart New York and Supa Corner Jewel Heart Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor course registrants are welcome to participate together in the course from the JH Ann Arbor Center. Regsitrants can access earlier/all GOM course recording.
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April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1
UNLIMITED COMPASSION - THE THREE PRINCIPLES OF THE PATH, PART 2
Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30pm
This course is a condensed summation of the path to enlightenment, which includes self-compassion, unlimited compassion, and wisdom. Part 2 will focus on expanding our compassion. Gelek Rimpoche's transcript, the Three Principles of the Path, serves as course material for this 6 month course offered in three 8 week sections.
Part 2 – April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7
$80/ Jewel Heart Members – Free
JEWEL HEART READERS
Tuesdays, Monthly, 7 – 8:30pm
Enjoy lively discussion of dharma related book selections monthly. Open to All.
April 11, May 9, June 13, July 18, August 8
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.
April 9, May 7, June 11
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.
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.
May 12 – 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”.
of a venerated Buddhist teacher. Tibetan and American worlds meet, leading to an extraordinary adventure!
June 30 – Paths of the Soul (2015)
Docu-drama follows the journey of a group of Tibetans on a pilgrimage to Lhasa, the holy capital of Tibet. The journey covers 1,200km on foot, in a continuous repetition of prostrating one’s self on the ground. Over 10 months, we see the simplicity of human relationships and the nature of family, suffering and resolve.
July 28 – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
With this all-star Cinerama epic, producer/director Stanley Kramer vowed to make “the comedy that would end all comedies.” Virtually every lead, supporting and bit part in the picture is filled by a well-known comic actor. For sheer scale of silliness, Kramer’s wildly uncharacteristic film is unlike any other, an exhilarating epic of tomfoolery.
August 25 – Queen of the Sun. What are the bees telling us? (2011)
Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.