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Jewel Heart Sunday Talks each Sunday, 10 a.m. CST.

Jewel Heart Chicago is located at:
4043 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60613.

(224) 531-4839
Chicago Winter/Spring 2019


Saturday, March 16: 10:00am - 12:00pm, 2:00 - 5:00pm Central Time
Sunday, March 17, 2:00 - 5:00pm Central Time

In Buddhist Tantric Practice, the main body of practice is twofold, termed simply “clear light yoga” and “illusory body yoga.” In general, sleep yoga is part of the clear light yoga practice, and dream yoga part of the illusory body practice. In turn, the clear light of sleep yoga becomes clear light yoga at the time of death, and dream yoga becomes bardo yoga, the means of accomplishing enlightenment in the bardo. Our weekend will explore various techniques from the Tibetan tradition that open our access to these important states.

Cost:$40 members/$50 non-members

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Join us to watch and discuss a classic recorded teaching from Jewel Heart founder Gelek Rimpoche, or live presentations from Demo Rinpoche (first and third Sundays) or other guest speakers, via webinar.


Explore classic Buddhist texts and meditation practices with us on alternating Sundays:

1st Sunday of the month
GOM - Concentrated meditation

GOM, or concentrated meditation, helps to develop clarity, serenity and a deeper understanding of the world we live in. Review and practice the essentials of GOM with a senior Jewel Heart Chicago instructor.

2nd Sunday of the month
The Healing Practice of White Tara

Tara is the mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, known for her quick and compassionate activity. She is particularly associated with healing and long life. This practice uses visualization techniques relying on the feminine energy of White Tara to overcome physical, mental, and emotional suffering.

3rd Sunday of the month
The Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

Also known as the Wonders of Compassion, Shantideva's Bodhisattvacharyavatara is among the most beloved and inspiring works in the Mahayana tradition. It illuminates the qualities and benefits of bodhimind, the altruistic aspiration to become enlightened to benefit others.

4th Sunday of the month
Lama Chopa Practice and Tsoh Offering

Lama Chopa is a beautiful practice that richly illustrates and guides us through each stage on the path to enlightenment. When accompanied by a Tsoh offering, it also allows the opportunity to generate and dedicate great amounts of merit. All are welcome.


Learn and practice simple meditations to calm mind and body, improve concentration, and create space for spiritual development.

Special Events

Demo Rinpoche

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism: FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS

Friday, May 17, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Central Time
Saturday, May 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm, 2:00 - 5:00pm Central Time

Join Demo Rinpoche for a Friday evening public talk, a follow up day-long seminar, and a Sunday morning talk at the Jewel Heart Chicago Center.

The Four Noble Truths are the first teaching Buddha gave after his enlightenment. By recognizing suffering and understanding its underlying causes, we can rely on tools to help clear our negativity, build positivity, and develop to our greatest human potential.

Jewel Heart Chicago
4043 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60613.
Onsite only

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

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In 1987, Demo Rinpoche officially joined Drepung Loseling Monastery where he spent nearly thirty years of uninterrupted education in meditation, debate, philosophy, and so on, 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.


Free ~ Four Week Jewel Heart Course
Dates coming soon
Facilitated by Jewel Heart Instructors

Held at Jewel Heart Chicago
4043 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60613.
Onsite only

Email to register or (224) 531-4839