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Bloomfield Hills

Throughout the year our chapter offers experiential classes, courses, workshops, talks, and special events geared to help individuals brings peace, joy and understanding into their lives and the lives of others, all based on the authentic and accessible teachings of Gelek Rimpoche.

For our events we are using the facilities at the Birmingham Unitarian Church.

Birmingham Unitarian Church
38651 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Please take a look at our calendar for coming events or join our email list. If you have questions that are not answered on this site, please call (734) 239-5985 or email:

We hope to meet you soon.

(734) 239-5985
Bloomfield Hills Programs April – July 2019


Open Meditation

Over four sessions in July we will explore various types of meditation, including mindfulness, loving kindness and White Tara healing practices. Each session will offer some instruction, guided meditations and time for discussion. All levels of experience are welcome.

July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019

7 pm to 8.30 pm

Free, suggested donation $5 per session

Demo Rinpoche - Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism


Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Reception preceding 6:00pm

Join Demo Rinpoche for this Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism session on the Four Seals, a succinct Buddhist worldview of the very nature of life. Understanding these Four Seals reveals the potential we have to end suffering.

Jewel Heart Bloomfield Hills
Birmingham Unitarian Church
38651 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Onsite only

Free and open to all ~ Donations welcome
Registrants receive a free 3-month subscription to Jewel Heart’s Digital Dharma.

Thursday, May 7, 7 - 8.30 pm – Reception: 6 – 7 pm

Free, Suggested donation $10

Email to register

See below for the free 4-week course - Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation - May 15 to June 5, facilitated by Jewel Heart Instructors.

In 1987, Demo Rinpoche officially joined Drepung Loseling Monastery where he spent nearly thirty years of uninterrupted education in meditation, debate, and philosophy, under the Dalai Lama’s direct supervision. After completing these studies, Rimpoche received the highest monastic degree of Geshe Lharampa. He continued his studies at Gyume Tantric College and was a visiting scholar under the auspices of the Dalai Lama at Sarah College of Higher Tibetan Studies in Dharamsala. At the request of Gelek Rimpoche, Demo Rinpoche came to the United States where he received a Master’s Degree in Inter-Religious Engagement from Union Theological Seminary in New York in 2018. Currently based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, he serves as the Resident Spiritual Advisor at Jewel Heart.


This four-week course introduces the Tibetan Buddhist approach to meditation. We will explore the way techniques including concentration, analysis and visualization can help increase inner stability, develop compassion for self and others, and cultivate a more realistic understanding of our true nature and potential. Each session will offer instruction, guided meditations, and time for discussion. All levels of experience are welcome.

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
May 15, 22, 29, June 5
Facilitated by Hartmut Sagolla and Bethany Locke

Birmingham Unitarian Church
38651 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Onsite only

Email to register


Introduction to Vajrayana

Wednesdays, 6 – 7 pm
April 10, May 15, June 5, July 10

Sunday Talks


Classic Teachings with GELEK RIMPOCHE

Online via Webinar
Free - Open to All
To Register for the webinar, use the following link

OR visit GoToWebinar and enter the ID: 253-455-347

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

Please log in early and set up before Rimpoche begins. 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
Or Text: 734 489 4919.