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 Fall 2017


Solitary Hero Yamantaka Study Group Beginning this Fall 

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 will begin in September with plans to meet once monthly.

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

Children's Mindfulness Meditation
Sundays, October 1, 8, 15, 22
Time: 1pm-2pm

This 4-week course will expose children to the idea of meditation in a fun and fundamental way.
Children will learn practical methods for calming the mind, and exercises for developing greater focus and patience.

Each class will begin with a story based on the Buddha's teachings, before transitioning to some mindful movement and stretching exercises. Finally, there will be a brief seated meditation and playful awareness experiment, such as mindful enjoyment of eating a grape.

Each class will be 45 minutes long, and will be led by longtime Jewel Heart instructor Dimitri Ehrlich, who himself was taught to meditate as a 7 year-old.

The class is open to children age 7 to 12, and parents or caretakers are welcome to join the class. No drop offs, please.

$20/per family session - $75 full course/ scholarships are available
For registration and scholarship info:
please email:

Lojong: Heart Of Enlightenment - Jewel Heart Online Course

This 12 week course includes presentations by 4 Guest Speakers and 4 Jewel Heart Instructors on Thursdays from September 7 through December 7, 7:00 - 8:30pm. No meetings on October 26 and November 23.

Two sessions of the sessions will be broadcast onsite from Jewel Heart New York.

Professor Robert Thurman  – September 7,  onsite JH New York

Dr. Joseph Loizzo  – December 7, onsite JH New York 

Register for the complete course and receive OnDemand access to weekly posts of the recorded video sessions, all via a personal login. Or register for single live sessions.


Click here for more information.

Gateway to Enlightenment with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Onsite at Jewel Heart New York and Online via Webinar

Over the course of two evenings, celebrated American Buddhist nun Venerable Thubten Chodron will explore the process of attaining full enlightenment from the reasons and history behind developing the wish for enlightenment to the activities necessary to achieve it.

Monday, October 2 — 7:00-8:30pm: Becoming a Bodhisattva

Tuesday, October 3 — 7:00-8:30pm: Bodhisattva Activities

Click here for more information or click here to register.

The Healing Practice of White Tara

Tara is the mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, known for her quick and compassionate activity. She is particularly associated with healing and long life. This 6 week course is based on Gelek Rimpoche's transcript, The Practice of the Triumphant Ma, and uses visualization techniques relying on the enlightened feminine energy of White Tara to overcome physical, mental, and emotional suffering.

$60/Members Free

Mondays 7:00 to 8:30
September 18, 25 October 9, 16, 23, 30

A digital version of the course transcript can be ordered or they may be purchased at the JHNY store.

To register, contact

Demo Rinpoche at JHNY

Dates to be announced

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: 125-176-963

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.