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Demo Rimpoche to teach at Jewel Heart Cleveland, April 26 and 27!

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism:
he Four Tenets
Friday, April 26, 7-8:30 pm

The Four Tenet System of Buddhist Philosophy
Sat., April 27, 10-noon & 2-4:30 pm


The Tibetan tradition of Buddhism was shaped by Tibet’s commitment to authentically preserve and transmit Buddha’s complete path to enlightenment through wisdom and compassion. Join Demo Rinpoche in this public talk at Jewel Heart Cleveland introducing the unique methods and insight Tibetan Buddhism offers our world today. In this evening session, Demo Rimpoche will showcase the range of Tibetan Buddhist thought and practice through the four tenets, a uniquely Tibetan way of presenting the teachings of Indian Buddhist masters as a progression of views.

Friday, April 26, 7 – 8:30 pm. Free public talk

On Saturday, Demo Rimpoche will continue this theme by teaching in more detail on these four systems of Indian Buddhist thought and practice as taught in Tibet. Demo Rimpoche’s fluent English and practical understanding of this material will illuminate how these four systems exemplify increasingly subtle understandings of what Buddha taught about the nature of reality.

Saturday, April 27, 10 am – noon, and 2 – 4:30 pm. Free and open to all.

Email to register

In 1987, Demo Rimpoche officially joined Drepung Loseling Monastery where he spent nearly thirty years of uninterrupted education in meditation, debate, philosophy, and so on, under the Dalai Lama’s direct supervision. After completing these studies, Rimpoche received the highest monastic degree of Geshe Lharampa. He continued his studies at Gyume Tantric College and was a visiting scholar under the auspices of the Dalai Lama at Sera College of Higher Tibetan Studies in Dharamsala. At the request of Gelek Rimpoche, Demo Rimpoche came to the United States where he received a Master’s Degree in Inter-Religious Engagement from Union Theological Seminary in New York in 2018. Currently based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, he serves as the Resident Spiritual Advisor at Jewel Heart.


Jewel Heart Cleveland open for Guy Newland weekend: Live via Webinar

Topic: Using Reason to See Things as They Are

Join Guy Newland, author of Introduction to Emptiness, as he walks us through these and other mysteries with reliable points for our analysis, contemplation, and understanding, ultimately leading us towards direct experience to investigate our own view on reality.
Guy Newland is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and religion at Central Michigan University.

Saturday, April 13, 10 am to noon, and 2 – 5 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2 – 5 pm (Note also Sunday talk at 11 am, and Lama Chopa tsoh 1 – 2 pm)

Open to all. Voluntary donations are welcomed.


Jewel Heart Cleveland open for Guy Newland Sunday talk, live via webinar

Topic: How to Love More and Resent Less

Sunday, April 14, 11 am to noon.

Free and open to all.


April and May Tsohs

Sunday, April 14, 1 – 2 pm Lama Chopa Tsoh open to all
Sunday, April 28, 1 – 2:30 pm Vajrayogini Tsoh, restricted to those with Vajrayogini intiation
Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 – 6:30 pm Lama Chopa Tsoh open to all
Thursday, May 30, 7 – 8:30 pm Vajrayogini Tsoh restricted to those with Vajrayogini initiation


Continuing Class: Lam Rim teachings by Demo Rimpoche

Based on Je Tsongkhapa’s Medium Lam Rim

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm Free for Jewel Heart members

For more information, contact Anne aewarren at sbcglobal dot net (type in as normal email address)


Open meditation evenings resume Monday, April 15

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, beginning April 15, 7:30-8:30 pm. Free and open to all.

Sunday Talks


Sunday Talks with DEMO RINPOCHE

Online via Webinar
Free – Open to All
11:00 EST

To register for the Sunday Talk, use the following link

Please log in early and set up before Rimpoche begins. The above link is 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.