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Cleveland Programs May - June, 2018

Cleveland Programs July – August 2018

Stupa Welcome Evening, Tuesday, July 17

All stupas represent or embody enlightened mind. A stupa with a lama’s relics is a powerful source of blessings and inspiration for all who come in contact with it in any way. Over the past year, Demo Rimpoche has offered his guidance on selecting stupas to receive the relics of Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche. These stupas will be filled and consecrated at the Jewel Heart Summer retreat in Ann Arbor July 9-14.

On Tuesday, July 17, we will welcome one of these consecrated stupas to Jewel Heart Cleveland with a Lama Chöpa Tsoh and other practices, as well as time for discussion and information about the stupa. The tsoh will be from 5:30-6:30 pm; the rest of the program starts at 7 pm and will include refreshments. All are invited to attend any part of this evening, so come whenever you can. We are extremely fortunate that our Cleveland center will be able to house such a stupa.


Stupa Welcome Potluck, Sunday, July 29

On Sunday, July 29, we will continue the programs surrounding the arrival of our stupa with an all-sangha potluck and art show opening. New paintings by renowned Cleveland artist (and long-time Jewel Heart member) Marsha Sweet will be on our walls, publicly shown for the first time. Gelek Rimpoche encouraged Marsha to continue to work with images inspired by aspects of Buddhist practice, so it is wonderful to have them on display as we celebrate having one of his stupas in Cleveland.

Come enjoy these thought-provoking paintings, as well as a varied and delicious meal while spending some quality time with dharma friends. Bring a dish to share; bread and cheese, fruit or purchased salads are fine. Hot and cold drinks, plates, napkins, and cutlery will be provided.

Everyone is welcome, new or old - even if you have never been to JH before, come check us out!

Potluck lunch, 1 pm to 2:30 or so. After this, those who wish may remain to practice with the stupa. A Lama Chöpa tsoh will take place from 3-4 pm.


Green Tara class

Tuesday, July 3, 7-8:30 pm. Informal discussion of Green Tara and other topics.
No class July 10 due to summer retreat.
Tuesday, July 17, 7-8:30 pm. Stupa welcome and informal discussion of Green Tara as time permits.
Tuesday, July 24, 7-8:30 pm. Discussion of Chapter 3, Green Tara transcript.
Tuesday, July 31, 7-8:30 pm. Discussion of Chapter 4, Green Tara transcript.
Tuesday, August 7, 7-8:30 pm. Discussion of Chapters 5 and 6, Green Tara transcript.


Open meditation evenings

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.

Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm. Free and open to all.
In case of extreme weather, contact Mike 440 570 1263 to check whether session is canceled.


July-August Tsohs

We hold Tsoh offering ceremonies about twice a month, on or near the 10th and 25th by the lunar calendar. All are welcome to attend the Lama Chöpa Tsoh.

Tuesday, July 17, 5:30-6:30 pm. Lama Chöpa Tsoh, all are welcome
Sunday, July 22, 1-2 pm, Lama Chöpa Tsoh, all are welcome
Wednesday, August 8, 7-8:30 pm. Vajrayogini Tsoh, for those with Vajrayogini initiation.
Tuesday, August 21, 5:30-7 pm. Lama Chöpa Tsoh, all are welcome.


Ganden Shartse monks tour sponsored by Loving Hands Yoga

Monks from Ganden Shartse monastery will be visiting Cleveland from August 12-18, hosted by Loving Hands Yoga and Reiki. For information about scheduled events or to schedule an event, go to under Tibetan outreach.


Sunday Talks


Classic Teachings with GELEK RIMPOCHE and live talks by DEMO RINPOCHE

Online via Webinar
Free - Open to All
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