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Cleveland Programs September - October, 2017

Sundays with Gelek Rimpoche

Rimpoche Sundays
Classic Teachings

11am Eastern

Online via Webinar
Free - Open to All


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Cleveland Programs November – December 2017

Demo Rimpoche to teach Ganden Lha Gyema

Demo Rimpoche will teach the Ganden Lha Gyema: The Hundred Deities of the Land of Joy, a guru yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa, on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3. Teachings may be attended onsite in Ann Arbor, individually by webinar, or locally in Cleveland at the Jewel Heart center. He will also speak on the life of Tsongkhapa during the Sunday talk on December 3. These teachings are open to all, and especially recommended for those planning to do a Ganden Lha Gyema mantra retreat.

Saturday, Dec. 2; 10 am to noon and 2 to 5 pm
Sunday, Dec. 3: Life of Je Tsongkhapa, 11 am to noon, conclusion of Ganden Lha Gyema teachings, 2 to 5 pm.

Registration for those watching online or in Ann Arbor at Fee: $100, no one turned away because of inability to pay.
For those attending in Cleveland, registration possible at the center.


Guided Ganden Lha Gyema Meditation webinar

On Saturday, December 9, there will be a detailed guided meditation on the Ganden Lha Gyema in Ann Arbor, which will also be available by webinar.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 am to noon. More information to follow


Je Tsongkhapa Day Tsoh: The Tibetan Festival of Lights

This year Tuesday, December 12, is Ganden Ngamchu or Je Tsongkhapa Day, a time to commemorate the life and teachings of Je Rimpoche, the great yogi and scholar who founded the Gelug tradition. At Jewel Heart Cleveland, we will chant the Lama Chopa offering ceremony in English with a few verses sung in Tibetan. Our center will be illuminated by light offerings, with flowers and water bowl offerings on the altar.

Please bring a food offering such as bread, fruit, cake, cookies or canned goods. Nonperishable items will be donated to local charities, while other food will be shared after the ceremony. All are welcome, children included! A flyer describing the practice is available for newcomers.

Tuesday, December 12. 7 pm set-up. Ceremony 7:30-8:30 pm.


Jewel Heart Study Program

Continuing classes:

Yamantaka Short Sadhana
Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, through November 21.
Led by Susan Kirchner and James Jorah
No cost for Jewel Heart members

Lojong: Heart of Enlightenment
The Seven Point Lojong is a form of mind training geared towards developing ultimate, unlimited, unconditioned love and compassion. Join guest speakers Robert Thurman, Ven. Thubten Chodron, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, and Dr. Joe Loizzo, along with Jewel Heart Instructors, as we explore Gelek Rimpoche’s teachings on transforming our minds through training in exchanging ourselves and others.
This class is offered online via webinar
Schedule: Thursdays through December 7, 7-8:30 pm. No class Nov. 23.

Webinar class to begin in January:

Good Life, Good Death
This 6-week class , based on Gelek Rimpoche’s book Good Life, Good Death, will include weekly talks, a copy of the book, and an online discussion forum moderated by the instructor.
Led by Amy Hertz. Online Thursdays, January 4, 18, and 25 and February 1, 8 and 22, 7 to 8 pm..
Watch the Jewel Heart website for registration information.


Cleveland open meditation evenings

Learn and practice focusing meditation in this small group, beginner friendly setting. Brief meditation instruction will be followed by two silent sittings each week. 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 No session Dec. 25 or Jan. 1. Free and open to all.


November-December Tsohs

We hold these offering ceremonies to benefit all beings about twice a month, on or near the 10th and 25th days of the lunar calendar. All are invited to attend the Lama Chopa Tsohs, which will be chanted mostly in English, with just a few tunes in Tibetan. You may bring an offering of fruit, bread or cookies if you wish; these will be distributed to participants after the ceremony.
Vajrayogini Tsohs are restricted to those who have received the Vajrayogini initiation.
Tuesday, November 28, 7-8:00 pm Lama Chopa Tsoh
Tuesday, December 2, 7-8:30 Lama Chopa Tsoh for Je Tsongkhapa Day (see above)
Thursday, December 28, 7-8:00 pm Lama Chopa Tsoh


Cleveland Stupa Fund

As many of you know, Jewel Heart, with Demo Rimpoche’s guidance, has commissioned stupas for Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche to be made and consecrated. A four foot tall stupa will go to Ann Arbor, and two and a half foot stupas to Cleveland and New York. All stupas represent enlightened mind, and a stupa with a lama’s relics is a powerful source of blessings and inspiration for all.
We will be fundraising locally for our Cleveland stupa. Please make donations at the Cleveland center, or add a note ‘for Cleveland’ if you send money to the general stupa fund. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Anne aewarren at sbcglobal dot net.


All-Sangha Council potluck and meeting held Oct. 22

All attending enjoyed delicious food and time to reconnect with other Cleveland sangha. Reports were given on Ven. Chodron’s wonderful teaching weekend; we voted unanimously to extend thanks to all who contributed, especially Elliott and Margaret who organized our table at the Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival. Thanks also to Patricia, who volunteered to take over as secretary from Tim, who now lives in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Next meeting (sans potluck): Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5:30-6:30 pm (before Lama Chopa). All are invited to attend.