Please login to access to your Digital Dharma subscription, member resources, or programs you’ve previously registered for.

Cleveland Programs

Return to Cleveland Chapter Page

Cleveland Programs January - February, 2018

Cleveland Programs January – February 2018

Four Noble Truths Class to begin January 4

The first teaching Buddha gave after his enlightenment was on the Four Noble Truths: through recognizing suffering and understanding its underlying causes, we can rely on proven methods to help clear our negative habits and actions, build positive ways of functioning, and develop to our greatest human potential.

Demo Rimpoche will be teaching this eight week course at the Jewel Heart New York center, live and by webinar. The 11th Demo Rimpoche, reincarnation of Gelek Rimpoche’s father, was born in Tibet and recognized by the Dalai Lama at the age of 5, when he entered Drepung Loseling. He received his Geshe Lharampa degree there and continued in tantric studies for several years afterwards. His is currently studying interfaith engagement at a theological seminary in New York.

Thursdays, January 4, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 22 and March 8 and 15, 7-8:30 pm

NOTE: The Jewel Heart Cleveland Center will NOT be open for the remaining sessions of this class.

Those who wish to watch the webinar at home may register at


Heruka Yab-Yum Great Bliss Festival (aka Compulsory Tsohs for Mother Tantra Practitioners)

Twice a year we celebrate special tsoh offerings dedicated to Heruka and Vajrayogini, which are a commitment for Mother Tantra practitioners. Please bring a food offering, and your ritual implements if you want to use them.

Thursday, January 11, 7-8:30 pm. Lama Chopa Tsoh Open to all.
Friday, January 26, 7-9 pm. Vajrayogini Long Sadhana and Tsoh. Restricted to those with Mother Tantra initiation.


Preparing for a Mantra Retreat – two events

Hartmut Sagolla will give a webinar presentation covering practical aspects of doing a Vajrayogini mantra retreat on Saturday, January 13 – exact time to be announced soon. In Cleveland we will follow this with group practice of Vajrayogini sadhana and mantras. Email Anne if you are interested aewarren at sbcglobal dot net.

Saturday, January 13:  exact time to be announced soon
Sunday, January 21, 1-2:30 pm:  Guided group Ganden Lha Gyema practice with at least 1 hour spent saying Migstemas.


Commemoration of Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche on February 15

Along with other Jewel Heart centers throughout the world, Jewel Heart Cleveland will commemorate the life and work of Gelek Rimpoche with a Lama Chopa and Tsoh Offering on the first anniversary of Rimpoche’s passing.

Thursday, February 15, 7-8:30 pm All are welcome to attend this tsoh and stay for light refreshments afterwards.


Potluck and all Sangha Gathering

Come enjoy a delicious meal and spend some quality time with other sangha members. Bring a dish to share – the usual hot drinks, plates, napkins, and cutlery will be provided. Don’t cook? Don’t worry! Bread and cheese, fruit or purchased salads are always welcome.

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

We invite everyone to also bring ideas, requests, aspirations and dreams for what you would like to see happening in Jewel Heart Cleveland over the next few years. Sarah Ralston, our president, along with others will describe some of the ways we can go about bringing such ideas into actuality.

Our schedule is informal, but the potluck will begin around 1 pm, with discussion of Sangha activities beginning around 2:00pm. If you have anything you would like to have on the agenda, please contact Sarah at kpphoto dot com.

After the meeting, those who wish may stay for a Vajrayogini tsoh with time for mantra accumulation.

Sunday February 11, 1:00pm to 3:00ish


Open meditation evenings

Learn and practice meditation in this small group, beginner friendly setting. Brief meditation instruction will be followed by two silent sittings. You may choose to meditate seated on a chair, or on one of the several types of floor cushions we have available.

Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm Free and open to all


Save the dates for Glenn Mullin:

Glenn Mullin will be returning to Cleveland on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 23-25. Watch for topics and exact times in an email update soon or check the Cleveland programs page on



Sundays with Gelek Rimpoche

Rimpoche Sundays
Classic Teachings

11am Eastern

Online via Webinar
Free - Open to All


To Register for the webinar, use the following link

OR visit GoToWebinar and enter the ID: 718-631-307

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.