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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 W14th 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 August – September 2019

Doboom Rimpoche on Tsongkhapa's Praise for Dependent Arising

Jewel Heart Cleveland will be open for webinar viewing of Doboom Rimpoche's teaching on Friday and Saturday August 16 and 17, from 10 am to 1:30 pm each day. He will teach on Tsongkhapa's Praise of Dependent Arising, which explores the ideas behind the Buddhist understanding of wisdom. Doboom Rimpoche speaks English, and is one of the Lamas that Gelek Rimpoche recommended that Jewel Heart invite to teach.

All are invited to attend. Free will offerings are welcomed. but not required for attendance. If you plan to attend and want a copy of the root text or a transcript on the topic, please email aewarren at sbcglobal dot net.

Schedule: Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 10-1:30 each day.

You may also choose to register online if you want to watch these teachings at home and have access to them later on-demand.Please see for more details.


Mind and Meditation Course to start September 19

Jewel Heart Cleveland will open on six Thursdays beginning September 19 for this course with talks by eminent Buddhist teachers. See below for more details.All are invited to attend. Free will offerings are welcomed. but not required for attendance. If you plan to attend , please email aewarren at sbcglobal dot net.

Schedule: Thursdays, September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17 and 24, 7-8:30 pm.

This online course will explore the various types of meditation that are practiced in Tibetan Buddhism.

Join guest speakers Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe, Geshe Lobsang Negi, Joseph Loizzo, Venerable Thubten Chodron, H.E. Dagyab Rinpoche and Robert A. F. Thurman over the course of six weeks in this exploration of the nature of mind and meditation.

Jewel Heart Chapters will offer follow-up workshops for discussion and practice based on this course. Check with your local Jewel Heart chapters for their related programs.


Thursdays, September 19 - October 24, 2019
7:00 - 8:30pm Eastern Time
Online Course with selected onsite locations
Note: Registration for the teachings includes on-demand access to course recordings


Geshe Yeshe Thabke teaches on The Rice Seedling Sutra

Jewel Heart Cleveland will be open for webinar viewing of Geshe Thapke's teachings on this sutra on September 16, 17, 18, and 20 from 7-8:30 pm and on Saturday, September 21 from 10-12 and 2-5.
Please contact aewarren at sbcglobal dot net if you plan to attend in Cleveland and have not yet received a copy of the sutra. You may also choose to enroll for this class online to receive on-demand access at any time.


Sunday Potluck and All-Sangha Gathering

Come share a meal and catch up with all the latest on Sunday, September 22, from noon to 2 ish. Come at 11 am if you want to watch Geshe Thapke's Sunday talk. Since this date is the Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival, we suggest arriving well before noon to be sure of parking - and plan to visit the festival after Jewel Heart!

Sunday, September 22, Noon - 2pm


Monday Open Meditation Session

Beginner friendly, silent meditation sessions with light guidance as needed. You may choose to meditate on a cushion (we have several types available at Jewel Heart) or a chair. Led by Mike Sherman and other senior students.

Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm. Free and open to all.  No meditation session Monday Sept. 2 (Labor Day)



Lama Chopa Tsoh, Sunday, September 8, 1-2 pm.


Medium Lam Rim class is on summer break

Demo Rimpoche's Lam Rim teachings to resume in September, so the class will follow that by 1 or 2 weeks. Watch for more details to come, If you are on the mailing list you will be notified.

Save the date! 

A meditation day in the forest! A beautiful cabin has been reserved in Geauga county's West Woods for Sunday, October 27 . Detail of the day's schedule to follow. Feel free to attend any or all of this event.


Other local Cleveland events

Jewel Heart Cleveland instructor Bill Kirchner will be leading a guided meditation and a short talk at the Cleveland Pagan Pride Day festivities in Bedford Heights on Sunday, August 25 from 3:00 - 5:00pm.  All are welcome to attend.