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Cleveland Programs January – February 2017

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Cleveland Programs January – February 2017

All-Sangha Gathering , Sunday, February 19, beginning at 1 pm

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 fine. Everyone is welcome, new or old - even if you have never been to JH 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.

Sunday, Feb. 19.  Potluck at 1 pm,   Meeting at 2 pm
You are welcome to come for just the potluck or just the meeting, but come to both if you can!


Hold these dates for Glenn Mullin: Friday and Saturday evenings, March 3 and 4!

Glenn Mullin, translator, author of many books, and teacher of sutra and tantra, will be giving talks in Cleveland on March 3 and 4. For details on the subjects and exact times, please watch for an email announcement in late January or check the Cleveland page on the website at that time.


January –February Tsohs

We hold Tsoh offering ceremonies about twice a month, on or near the 10th and 25th days of the lunar calendar.  All are welcome to attend the Lama Chopa Tsohs, which are chanted mostly in English with a few tunes in Tibetan. You are invited to bring an offering of fruit or cookies.
Vajrayogini Tsohs are restricted to those who have received the Vajrayogini initiation.

Sat., Jan. 7, 1-2 pm  Lama Chopa Tsoh    *Note Time
Sun., Jan. 22, 3:00pm  Lama Chopa   *Note this tsoh is compulsory for Mother Tantra practitioners. (Gelek Rimpoche will lead this tsoh via webinar)
Mon., Feb. 6   Vajrayogini Tsoh and initiation in Ann Arbor   *This is a compulsory tsoh day. Those who are unable to be in Ann Arbor can do the tsoh on their own.
Tues., Feb. 21 Vajrayogini Tsoh


Monthly White Tara practice

Buddha Tara is the compassionate wisdom mother in Tibetan Buddhism, always quick to help those who call on her. She is particularly associated with healing and long life. Join us for a guided meditation using visualization and mantras to help ourselves and others.
Led by various senior students. Free and open to all. Beginners welcome!

Sunday, January 15, 1-2 pm
No practice session in February due to All-Sangha Potluck and Meeting


Jewel Heart Study Program

New Class to begin:

Introduction to Tibetan Meditation

Although the benefits of meditation are widely recognized, developing and sustaining a meaningful meditation practice can seem daunting. In reality, anyone, Buddhist or not can learn and use the skills  of meditation.

This free six week class will introduce many types of meditation practices, and will include basic posture and breathing meditation, concentrated meditation, analytical or investigating meditation and visualization. This class  will be useful to beginners as well as those with meditation experience who
want a refresher. No prior knowledge or experience is required.

Monday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Beginning January 9. (No class Feb. 6 due to winter retreat)
Open to all, free of charge.


Continuing Class:


For those who have received the Vajrayogini Blessing Initiation.

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm
January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. February 14, 21 (tsoh) and 28


Vajrayana Salons

For those with Highest Yoga Tantra initiation only, these informal sessions are a chance for us to relax and discuss our practice with all its delights and difficulties in a group of supportive sangha friends.

Sunday. January 8, 1-2:30 pm
No February Salon due to Winter Retreat.

Open meditation evenings

Our free open meditation evenings will resume after the conclusion of the Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation class. Watch for details in the next newsletter.



National Jewel Heart News

Winter Retreat will be Feb. 5-Feb. 11 at the Jewel Heart center in Ann Arbor
The topic is The Secret Practice of Ganden Lha Gyema. The retreat  is restricted to those who have already received Highest Yoga Tantra initiation. Please register at the Jewel Heart website.

White Tara initiation

Gelek Rimpoche will give a White Tara meditation-initiation
Saturday morning, February 11, 2017, 10 am – 12 noon
University of Michigan's Rogel Ballroom, Michigan Union
530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
FREE – Open to all
Please register at the Jewel Heart website.

Sunday webinars and webinar classes
To stay up to date on webinar classes and special events, please join the national Jewel Heart mailing list, or check regularly

Cleveland Special Events January – February 2017


Glenn Mullin is a Tibetologist, Buddhist writer, translator of classical Tibetan literature, and teacher of Tantric Buddhist meditation. He lived in the Indian Himalayas between 1972 and 1984, and studied philosophy, literature, meditation, yoga, and the enlightenment culture under thirty-five of the greatest living masters of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Glenn is the author of over 20 books on Tibetan Buddhism, founded and directed the Mystical Arts of Tibet, and has curated a number of important Tibetan art exhibitions.

For more about Glenn Mullin, visit

The Five Buddha Families
with Glenn Mullin

Friday, March 3, 7 - 8:30pm

Online via Webinar and
Onsite at Jewel Heart Cleveland

2670 West 14th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

Tantric Buddhism in both the Yoga and Anuttara Yoga traditions, takes a fivefold approach to enlightenment. This fivefold approach involves the integration of the energies and wisdoms (“mindfulness applications”) that are referred to as “the five buddha families.” The five are also linked to the five main chakra centers of the body, and thus an understanding of them is fundamental to the process of “easy enlightenment,” meaning the much-discussed “enlightenment in one lifetime.”


The Vivid Presence of the Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism:
Teachers, Goddesses, Exemplars
with Glenn Mullin

Saturday, March 4, 7 - 8:30pm
Online via Webinar and
Onsite at Jewel Heart Cleveland
2670 West 14th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

A Lecture and Slide Show: A voyage through the art, history and spiritual significance of the celebration of the feminine divine in Tibetan Buddhism, based on Glenn’s book “The Female Buddhas.”

Fee: $10 for each event

Click here to register. You will be able to register for one or both events.