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Welcome to Jewel Heart Cleveland!

Our Tremont center offers experiential classes, workshops, and special events based on Gelek Rimpoche’s authentic and accessible Buddhist teachings. All classes include practice of both analytic and concentrated meditation. On most Sunday mornings, we offer the opportunity to see a live broadcast talk given by Rimpoche.

The Cleveland Chapter of Jewel Heart began in the late 1980′s, meeting in members’ homes and rented spaces. Since our move to Tremont in 2001, we have greatly expanded our schedule of classes and events. Our center includes a small store with books and other dharma items that is open during scheduled events, as well as a lending library with books, tapes and DVDs available to all.

Scroll down or check the calendar for our upcoming events.

If you have questions that are not answered on this site, please call 216-687-1617 or email

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We are located at:

Jewel Heart Cleveland
2670 W 14th St
Cleveland, OH 44113

We hope to meet you soon!

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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.

Cleveland Programs October – November 2019

Webinar at Jewel Heart Cleveland Cancelled

Due to technical difficulties, we will not be able to run the webinar of Demo Rinpoche's teaching on October 19 and 20 at Jewel Heart Cleveland. To watch the teachings online, register at . We apologize for the inconvenioence.


Demo Rimpoche teaches Introduction to Vajrayana via webinar, October 19-20

Vajrayana, or Buddhist tantra, is the esoteric side of Mahayana Buddhism, and is based on the desire to become enlightened for the sake of all beings. Speaking from NYC, Demo Rimpoche will introduce us to the four levels of tantra as practiced in the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism.

Time: Sat., Oct. 19, 10 am – noon, and 2 pm - 5 pm.    Sun. Oct. 20, 2 pm – 5 pm


Meditation Day in the woods, Sunday October 27

Come join in a day of guided, concentrated and analytic meditations, at the Affelder House in the West Woods Park in Geauga county. The cabin has heat, running water, and a refrigerator and microwave. It is secluded in beautiful woodlands for those who want to practice walking meditation, forest bathing or a quiet hike for a session or two. It is fine to attend all or part of the day's sessions.

Please bring a bag lunch, and whatever cushions you would like to meditate on. Chairs are available, and we can bring cushions from the center if you let us know you need them.

Place: Affelder House, 15139 Chillicothe Road (Route 306), Russell Township in Geauga county.   The entry road is marked with a small sign, on the east side of 306 between Ridgewood Lane to the north and Chagrin Mills Road to the south.

Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm. The cabin will be open at 9:30 to set up your seat and sip a cup of coffee or tea if you like. The first meditation will begin at 10:15. Late arrivals after that should come at 11-11:15, 12-12:15 or 2-2:15 and so on to avoid disturbing those meditating. Lunch will run 1 to 2 pm.

Cost: Free of charge and open to all. Donations to Jewel Heart are always welcomed.

Registration: Please register at and mention whether you need cushions.


Mind and Meditation Course

The final two sessions for this webinar course are October 17 with Glenn Mullin on Emptiness Meditation, and October 24 with Robert Thurman on Introducing Vajrayana Meditation. Jewel Heart Cleveland will be open for these broadcasts, and all are invited to attend.

Place: Jewel Heart Cleveland    Time: Oct. 17 and 24, 7-8:30 pm     Cost: No charge, donations welcome.


Open Meditation Sessions: *Note change to Wednesdays in November*

Beginner friendly meditation sessions focused on the breath, with guidance as needed. All levels of experience are welcome. Sessions are led by Mike Sherman and other senior students and are free and open to all.

Times: Mondays, October 21 and 28, 7:30-8:30 pm

Wednesdays, November 6 through December 18, 7:30-8:30 pm


Medium Lam Rim Course to resume October 29

The discussion class using transcripts of Demo Rimpoche’s teachings on Tsongkhapa’s Medium Lam Rim will resume on Tuesday, October 29, 7-8-30 pm. If you are on the class mailing list, you will receive the transcript by email by October 23. If you are interested in joining, or have any questions, please contact Anne by email at aewarren at sbcglobal dot net  or by phone  at 216 691 5950.


Save these dates!   Demo Rimpoche Webinar teachings in November and December

This year is Je Tsongkhapa’s 600th anniversary, so several special teachings and a Tsoh have been planned. Jewel Heart Cleveland will be open for the following webinar teachings. Full details to come.

Sat. and Sun., November 16-17    Je Tsongkhapa and His Work

Sat. and Sun., December 14-15     Je Tsongkhapa’s Spiritual Autobiography

Ganden Nga Chu, Tsongkhapa Day Tsoh       details to follow