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Cleveland Programs July – August 2017

2017 Summer Retreat   Foundation of All Perfections: GPS for Your Spiritual Journey

This weeklong retreat features daily video teachings by Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche on Je Tsongkahapa’s Foundation of All Perfections – a guide to the path that helps us to overcome obstacles as well as develop joy and understanding.
The program includes guided meditation sessions as well as White Tara practice, interactive panel discussions, and talks by Demo Rimpoche, Jewel Heart instructors and others.
July 29-August 5. 2017    for more information or to register, please visit


Jewel Heart Study Program:

Continuing course:

Love Your Life: Finding Joy and Purpose     Sessions 4, 5, 6

This class includes both a webinar presentation by Christine Wright and Sally Tittman and an onsite group discussion in Cleveland. All are welcome to drop in for a session, and if you want access to the materials after the class ends, you may register at
Thursday, July 6, 13 and 20. 7-8:45 pm


New courses:

Six Session Guru Yoga

Based on Gelek Rimpoche’s Six Session Guru Yoga transcript, this course is open to those who have the commitment to say this practice.
Tuesdays, 7-8:30  beginning date TBD
Please contact Anne for start date and reading schedule – aewarren at sbcglobal dot net


Lojong: Heart of Enlightenment   webinar and onsite class to begin Sept. 7

1 hour webinar presentation, followed on most nights by 30-45 minutes of discussion among those attending at Jewel Heart Cleveland. Class begins September 7. Go to to register for either all-web participation, or to attend at Jewel Heart Cleveland.



Tsohs for David Hunter

Friends of David Hunter will continue to offer 7 day tsohs for his benefit on the following Mondays from 7-8:30 pm:
July 10. 17, 24, 31 and August 7.  All are welcome to attend.


Tsohs for those who have recently died

Sangha members who wish to use the center for tsohs for recently deceased family or friends may contact JHC President Sarah (sarah at kpphoto dot com) to find out about scheduling possibilities.


Open meditation evenings resume August 14

Learn and practice focusing meditation in this small group, beginner friendly setting. Brief meditation instruction followed by two silent sittings are included each week. You may choose a cushion (we have several types available) or a chair for your practice.
Led by Mike Sherman and other senior students
Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm, beginning August 14


Sunday talks with time for discussion

Come watch Rimpoche’s recorded talks with others and stay for conversation, tea and cookies. August is a quiet month for Jewel Heart, so the center will open on four Sundays. You are welcome to stop in for any or all of these free sessions.
August 13, 20, 27 and September 3, 11 am to 1 pm


TSOH Offerings

These offering ceremonies are held on or near to the 10th and 25th day of each Tibetan lunar calendar month. All are welcome to attend Lama Chopa tsohs. Please bring a food offering – fruit, bread, cookies, etc. are suitable.
Thurs., Aug. 17, 7-8:30 pm   25th Day Vajrayogini Tsoh    open only to initiates
Thurs., Aug. 31, 7-8:30 pm   10th Day Lama Chopa Tsoh   open to all



Power of Purification Weekend with Venerable Thubten Chodron, Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Friday, Sept. 29, 7-8:30 pm. Public talk Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering.
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10-12pm and 2-4:30 pm.  Teaching and practice sessions.
Sunday, Oct. 1, 11am-12pm. Jewel heart  Sunday talk by Ven. Chodron on "Purification: Why We Need It and How to Do It"
2-4:30 pm Teaching and practice session, conclusion of retreat
Location: Jewel Heart Cleveland, 2670 W. 14th St.
Cost: Free will offering
More detailed information to follow in the Sept/Oct Newsletter