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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 Spring 2018


Register for courses and workshops at

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.

Clearing the Way

Chapter Two of Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

In the Second Chapter of Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Shantideva guides us through the process of purification, overcoming guilt and becoming whole. Gelek Rinpoche’s detailed commentary forms the basis of this course.

12 weeks: Wednesdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 9, 16, 30, June 6, June 13

No Meeting May 2, May 23

7 – 8:30 pm
$120/ Jewel Heart members free

Gateway to the Spiritual Path

The focus of this course is building a solid spiritual foundation through engaging in issues relevant for our lives, now and in the long term. Based on Gelek Rimpoche’s authentic words this course explores what is true spirituality and how to best deal with one’s emotions on a daily basis.

8 weeks: Mondays, March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, May 7
7.00 pm to 8.30 pm
No meeting April 30
$80/Jewel Heart members free

Mindfulness Meditation Level 1

Developing Clarity and Insight

Meditation provides a clear stable mind, necessary for a happy life and 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

7 weeks: May 14, 21, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2

no meeting on Memorial Day, May 28

7.00 pm to 8.30 pm
$80/Jewel Heart members free

Sundays with Gelek Rimpoche

Rimpoche Sundays
Classic Teachings

11am Eastern

Online via Webinar
Free - Open to All


To Register for the webinar, use the following link

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 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.