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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 and discussion groups, 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 Spring 2019

In collaboration with Tricycle Magazine

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Jewel Heart New York
260 West Broadway
New York, New York 10013

Tibetan 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 introducing the unique methods and insight Tibetan Buddhism offers our world today.

In this evening session, Demo Rinpoche will introduce the Tibetan Buddhist approach to mindful meditation which includes both concentration (jo gom) and analytic (che gom) meditation. These approaches rely on focus, analysis and visualization techniques to help individuals realize their true potential.

Demo Rinpoche went to Drepung Loseling Monastery in Mundgod at the age of five and officially joined the monastery in 1987, where he spent nearly thirty years of uninterrupted education in meditation, debate, memorization, philosophy, and composition under the Dalai Lama’s direct supervision. After completing his studies at Drepung, Rinpoche received the highest monastic degree of Geshe Lharampa from Gelugpa University in India in 2011. 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 Rinpoche came to the United States where he received his Master’s Degree in Inter-Religious Engagement from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2018. Currently based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, he serves as the Resident Spiritual Advisor at Jewel Heart.

Cost: Free

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With Jewel Heart Instructors Dimitri Ehrlich and Mark Magill

This four-week course introduces the Tibetan Buddhist approach to meditation. We will explore the way techniques including concentration, analysis and visualization can help increase inner stability, develop compassion for self and others, and cultivate a more realistic understanding of our true nature and potential. Each session will offer instruction, guided meditations, and time for discussion. All levels of experience are welcome.

Thursdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25
7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

Solitary Hero Yamantaka Study Group 

Based on Gelek Rimpoche’s Solitary Hero Yamantaka transcript, this study group is open to those who have received the relevant initiation for this practice.

The detailed course of study began in September 2017 with plans to meet once monthly.

Please contact for eligibility questions or to register. Details including dates and location will be provided upon registration

Sunday Talks


Classic Teachings with GELEK RIMPOCHE

Online via Webinar
Free - Open to All
To Register for the webinar, use the following link

OR visit GoToWebinar and enter the ID: 253-455-347

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.