New York

The New York Jewel Heart center opened its doors in the mid 1990’s and has been consistently presenting the teachings of Gelek Rimpoche since that time. The center hosts teachings by Gelek Rimpoche in person and also via live web cast. In addition, the center hosts discussion groups the week following Rimpoche's teachings, which are led by senior students, as well as programs led by special guest speakers and workshops useful to practitioners at all levels.

Please check the Program Page to view more detail for each current program offering.

Location of Jewel Heart New York

Jewel Heart New York is located at 260 West Broadway in the Tribeca section of Manhattan and is easily accessible by cab and public transportation as well as by private automobile. The entrance to the center is located in the Saint John’s Lane alleyway that runs parallel to and between Varick Street and 6th Avenue (click on map for larger image).

The closest subway stops to Jewel Heart New York are the 1 train stop at Franklin Street and the A,C,E stop at Canal Street. The N, R stop at Canal Street is a few blocks south and east of Jewel Heart New York. The center can be accessed by private automobile from the West Side Highway. Please note parking restriction signs before parking and leaving your vehicle.




New York Programs Fall 2016

Sundays with Gelek Rimpoche

WEEKLY at 11am


We look forward to seeing you onsite at Jewel Heart in Ann Arbor and online via Go To Webinar.

To join via webinar use the link or visit GoToWebinar with ID below:

Please log in early and set up before Rimpoche begins. This link and ID is valid for this new series of Rimpoche's Sunday teachings regardless of attending one or all. Please send your questions, comments and feedback or contact: 734 489 4919.

Stay tuned to Rimpoche’s calendar and the broadcast calendar for the ongoing schedule. To become a Jewel Heart webcast subscriber and access the vast archive of teachings by Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche, visit

2016-17 Tsoh Dates

water offeringPlease follow this link for a complete calendar of Fire Monkey Year Tsoh dates. Tsoh dates at Jewel Heart New York are adjusted to fall on Sundays, unless otherwise noted in the calendar. Tsoh times are noon, unless otherwise noted in the calendar. Tsohs to celebrate special occasions, such as Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche’s birthday, will be shared in the newsletter well in advance. PLEASE NOTE:Waning Moon Day practices are restricted to those with Highest Yoga Tantra, Mother Tantra initiation unless otherwise noted.

New York Special Events Fall 2016


Register now for this free 4 week White Tara course with Jewel Heart Instructors. Available at Jewel Heart New York and online via webinar.

The Healing Practice of White Tara

Tara, the mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, is known for her quick and compassionate activity. She is particularly associated with healing and long life.

This course is based on Gelek Rimpoche’s teaching transcript – The Practice of the Triumphant Ma and offers visualization meditation techniques relying on the feminine energy of White Tara to overcome physical, mental and emotional suffering.


Mondays, November 14, 21, 28 and December 5 from 7 – 8:30pm

For more details and to register, click here.

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SEM: The Nature of Mind

A Revolutionary Approach to the Science of Mind

Based on teachings delivered by Gelek Rimpoche on the nature of mind, this course addresses the relationship between energy and mind, the mind's capacity for liberation and wisdom, and continuity of consciousness. One needn't be Buddhist to benefit from this course.

SEM: The Nature of Mind will be conducted weekly by special guest speakers alternating with Jewel Heart instructors on Thursday, October 13 through December 8, 2016 and January 12 through February 2, 2017. The course will cover six topics over twelve sessions.

Join this course online via Webinar and/or onsite at Jewel Heart New York – 260 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013 beginning October 13, 2016.

Upon registration you will receive instructions for ordering digital or paperback versions of the course transcript, SEM: The Nature of Mind by Gelek Rimpoche.

More about our guest speakers follows the course description below. We invite you to watch for continued updates.

Fee: $50 - $75 Sliding Scale

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including instructor biographies.

Mindfulness for Children and Parents

Co-Sponsored by Jewel Heart and The Interdependence Project

The program will be held on four consecutive Sundays from 11am to 12:30pm at the Jewel Heart New York Center, 260 West Broadway in Tribeca—entrance on St. John’s Lane

The program is designed for children ages 5-12. We will use a combination of games, discussions, art projects and basic meditation exercises to explore aspects of attention, emotion, awareness and compassion. The sessions will involve parents and caregivers and provide them with strategies to support mindfulness at home and an ample opportunity at the end of each session to ask questions.

October 16: What Does It Mean to Be Mindful?
October 23: Mindfulness of Body
October 30: What is Meditation?
November 13: Practicing Kindness—Friendly Wishes Meditation

Fee: $20/family per session. $75 for all four sessions.

No drop-offs please.

The program will be presented by Heidi Marben, PsyD. Heidi is a child psychologist who teaches mindfulness at Trinity School in New York City. Heidi has been teaching in schools for more than thirty years. She holds a master’s degree in Elementary and Special Education, and a doctorate from NYU in School and Child Psychology.

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Teachings with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe
have been POSTPONED.

Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe

Friday, November 11, 7 – 8:30pm
Saturday, November 12, 1 – 5pm

Jewel Heart New York
260 W. Broadway
New York, NY, 10013

Onsite and Online Via Webinar

In our world today, there can be no mistaking the interrelated, interdependent nature of life. Whether coping with global concerns or individual needs, understanding how to reliably function within our interwoven realities is critical to a peaceful and productive life for ourself and for others.

The wisdom that recognizes how life appears and yet actually functions paves the way for peace, goodness and confidence to unfold. With this wisdom, kindness and compassion are free to reach their ultimate potential, liberating us from the narrow constraints of self versus other and allowing for joyful participation in the world.

Join Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe for a weekend of teachings following Je Tsong Khapa’s famous text, In Praise of Dependent Origination, and open the door to freedom from fear, confusion and suffering.

Suggested Donation: $50 - $75 Sliding Scale

Geshe Rinpoche’s gifts were recognized early in life. A genuine contemplative master and member of the last generation extensively trained in old Tibet, he is a Professor of Mool Shastra (Nalanda Tradition of Buddhist Philosophy) at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, the only Tibetan university in India. He is regarded as one of the most eminent scholars of both the Madhyamaka tradition and Indian Buddhist studies. As one of the greatest learned scholars of Drepung Loseling Monastery, he facilitated the completion of numerous research works, including a complete translation of Lama Tsongkhapa's Lam Rim Chen Mo or Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment.

Jewel Heart Programs are open to all, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to afford a fee, please contact to discuss the possibility of a partial or full scholarship.