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Cleveland Programs March – April 2017

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Cleveland Programs March – April 2017

Brief remembrance

As many of you know, Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche passed away on Wednesday, February 15. The rituals around his passing concluded on Saturday February 18 and everything went very smoothly. In accordance with his wishes, we are continuing our Cleveland courses and guest speakers. Additional commemorative practices, recommended by Demo Rimpoche are described below.

Please go to the Jewel Heart main webpage to connect to hundreds of very moving remembrances from so many whose lives have been uplifted by knowing Rimpoche.


Commemorative Lama Chopa Tsohs, open to all

We will recite the Lama Chopa together mostly in English. Texts are available at the center. You may wish to bring an offering of fruit, bread or pastry.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm   Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4

Note: It is also possible to join the Ann Arbor sangha by webinar from 7-8 pm on these same Tuesdays. Please see the Jewel Heart website to register for these webinars.


Vajrayogini Self-Initiation Practiceand Tsoh: at JH Cleveland and by webinar from Ann Arbor

Open to those who have received the Vajrayogini initiation. Those who have done the mantra retreat with fire puja may stay throughout, others must leave the practice for a 30 minute period which will be announced.

Dates and times: Saturdays, Feb. 25 at 6:30 pm, March 4 at 2 pm, March 11 at 6 pm, March 18 at 4 pm,
March 25 at 2 pm, April 1 at 2 pm and April 8 at 2 pm.

NOTE Glenn Mullin may join us for the March 4 self-initiation
The Ann Arbor sessions will be webcast to eligible participants. Please see the Jewel Heart website to register.


Glenn Mullin will be teaching at Jewel Heart Cleveland March 3 & 4!

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

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."
Friday, March 3, 7 - 8:30pm

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

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."
Saturday, March 4, 7 - 8:30pm

Fee: $10 for each event. However, if the expense is a difficulty, please come anyway and donate what you are able.

Both sessions are also available online as webinars. Click here to register for the webinars.


Jewel Heart Cleveland Study Program

Continuing class:

Vajrayogini class   For those who have received the Vajrayogini Blessing Initiation.

Tuesdays, 7:30-9 pm, Feb 28 to April 4,  7-8:30 Apr. 11 and 18.


Vajrayana Salons

These informal sessions will resume in June.


Open meditation evenings

Learn and practice focusing meditation in this small group, beginner friendly setting. Brief meditation instruction followed by two silent sittings are included each week. You may use a cushion (we have various types available) or a chair for your practice.

Led by Mike Sherman and other senior students
Mondays (beginning  March 6) , 7:30-8:30 pm


Jewel Heart Webinars


White Tara Workshop

with Jewel Heart Instructors, John Madison and Kathy Laritz
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10am - 12noon and 1 - 3pm

at Jewel Heart Ann Arbor and online via webinar
1129 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
FREE - Open to All - Registration Required
Click here to register


How The Mind Works

Based on Gelek Rimpoche’s transcript, these six sessions will explore ten universally core functions of our minds. Rimpoche’s accessible approach shows us how to use these mental faculties and lays the ground for us to become more realistic, capable, and resilient in any and all situations. An aspect of Buddhist psychology, understanding these functions provides guidelines for a healthy mind that are applicable across all mental, emotional and spiritual disciplines.

Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 7:00– 8:30pm

Presented by Jewel Heart Instructors Mark Magill from Jewel Heart New York and Hartmut Sagolla from Jewel Heart Ann Arbor.
How Mind Works is offered online via Webinar. The six sessions will be recorded and posted to a private webpage available for review only by those registered for the course.

Click here to Register.


Glenn Mullin at other Jewel Heart Centers


with Glenn Mullin
Friday, March 10 - 7 - 9pm
Saturday, March 11, 10am - 12pm, 2 - 5pm

Online via Webinar and
Onsite at Jewel Heart Ann Arbor
1129 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

This workshop looks at the doctrine of “the buddha within you” and at the technology for awakening that latent inner force, transforming it from a hidden treasure into a dynamic energy flow that enriches every aspect of your daily life.
Fee: Sliding scale: $30 - $60

Click here to register.



Learning to Take Inner Weaknesses as Inner Powers:
Transforming the Passions, Transforming Your Life
with Glenn Mullin
Monday, March 13, 7 - 9pm

Online via Webinar and
Onsite at Jewel Heart Bloomfield Hills
at the Birmingham Unitarian Church
38651 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

The Indo-Tibetan tradition of Lojong, or “mind transformation,” is a basic foundation in all schools of Central Asian Buddhism, from Bhutan and Ladakh in the Southern Himalayas, through the high mountains of Tibet, and to the steppes of Mongolia and the forests of Eastern Russia. This evening lecture looks at practical tips from the Lojong tradition for bringing about about inner joy, wisdom and personal fulfillment.
Fee: $10

Click here to register.