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New York Programs January – April 2011

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Special Events Spring 2011

‘SONGS OF SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE’ – TEACHINGS with GELEK RIMPOCHE

January 21 – 7:30 – 9 PM

**Friday  Cancelled due to inclement weather in New York**
January 22 – 10 AM – 12 PM, 2 PM – 5 PM

Saturday February 5: 10-12, 2-5
March 11– 7:30 – 9 PMCancelled

March 12 – 10 AM – 12 PM, 2 PM – 5 PM

Friday April 1, 7:30-9 Cancelled

Saturday April 2, 10-12, 2-5

May 13 – 7:30 – 9 PM

May 14 – 10 AM – 12 PM, 2 PM – 5 PM

SONGS OF SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE are 25 inspirational verses spontaneously composed by the great 14th century Tibetan Buddhist scholar, Je Tsong Khapa. As commentary on the stages of the path to enlightenment, Je Tsong Khapa’s deep understanding and personal experience offers us the opportunity to similarly transform ourselves and how we participate in the world.

Your donations and/or Jewel Heart membership are appreciated and help to present, preserve, and distribute Gelek Rimpoche’s teachings.

GELEK RIMPOCHE will teach these verses over the coming months from both Jewel Heart in Ann Arbor and New York. Among the last generation of incarnate lamas tutored by the great masters of Old Tibet, Rimpoche’s command of western culture allows him to convey the Tibetan Buddhist tradition with wisdom, kindness and wit. Rimpoche is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Jewel Heart.

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YAMANTAKA – SECTION 4 – Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Open to Vajrayana members interested in deepening their daily Yamantaka sadhana practice. This five section course follows Gelek Rimpoche’s Yamantaka transcript. Live broadcast from Ann Arbor.

Continued Section 4: January 10, 24, February 7, March 7, 21, April 4

Non-members: $60, members: no charge

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Tsoh Days

January 14 -- Compulsory Tsoh Day
Lama Chopa Tsoh – 7 PM

January 28 – Compulsory Tsoh Day

Vajrayogini Tsoh – 7 PM (Initiation required)

Thursdays and Sundays Spring 2011

SUNDAY MORNING TALKS with GELEK RIMPOCHE, 10 – 11am – OPEN TO ALL

Live video broadcast from Ann Arbor

December 19 – Liberating Habits
Recognition and acknowledgment are first steps on the path of liberating ourselves from negativity and suffering.

January 2 – Wisdom and Compassion
It is wisdom and compassion together that bring about enlightenment.

January 30 – Lineage as Inspiration
Our appreciation for those who diligently applied and authentically shared Buddha’s kind wisdom opens us to their many blessings along the path.

February 6 – The Wisdom of Generosity
Generosity acts from an abundant heart, releasing miserly fears and ultimately increasing our own receptivity.

March 6 – The Gratitude of Rejoicing
Rejoicing in other’s achievements comes naturally to those genuinely dedicated to the happiness of all.

April 3 – Karma and Interdependence
Karma’s four properties raise awareness of personal responsibility and introduce us to how interconnected we truly are.

Rimpoche’s Sunday Morning Talks are also available on live video webcast. To subscribe, please visit the webcast page

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THURSDAYS IN JANUARY

Thursday January 6 – Shamatha Meditation 7 – 8:30 PM

Thursday January 13, 20 – Gelek Rimpoche Archival DVD: an Introduction to Vajrayana Practice – 7 – 8:30PM

Thursday January 21 – Review of Gelek Rimpoche’s previous weekend’s teaching on the Lines Of Experience – 7 – 8:30 PM
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THURSDAYS IN FEBRUARY

Thursday February 3 – Shamatha Meditation – 7 – 8:30 PM

Thursday February 10 – Gelek Rimpoche Archival DVD: an Introduction to Vajrayana Practice – 7 – 8:30PM

MONDAY February 14 – Gelek Rimpoche Archival DVD: an Introduction to Vajrayana Practice – 7 – 8:30PM

Thursday February 17, 24 – No meeting due to the Jewel Heart Annual Winter Retreat in Ann Arbor.
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THURSDAYS IN MARCH

Thursday March 3 Shamatha Meditation 7 – 8:30 PM

Thursday March 10, 24, 31, April 7 – GOM, a method to develop concentrated
meditation:

GOM is an essential tool that helps develop peace and joy as well as the power to deeply understand wisdom. Training in concentration gives the mind a stability and suppleness that enables it to function well in daily life, regardless of the conditions. Moreover, a mind that is thus trained is the prerequisite to focus deeply on the true nature of reality – 7 – 8:30 PM

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THURSDAYS IN APRIL

Thursday April 14, 21, 28 – White Tara Session:

Tara, mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, is known for her quick and compassionate activity and is particularly associated with healing and long life. These sessions use visualization techniques relying on the feminine energy of White Tara to overcome physical, mental, and emotional suffering. 7 – 8:30 PM
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THURSDAYS IN MAY

Thursday May 5 – White Tara Session:

Tara, mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, is known for her quick and compassionate activity and is particularly
associated with healing and long life. These sessions use visualization techniques relying on the feminine energy
of White Tara to overcome physical, mental, and emotional suffering. 7 – 8:30 PM

Thursday May 12 – Shamatha Meditation – 7 – 8:30 PM

Thursday May 19 – Review of Gelek Rimpoche’s previous weekend teaching on the Lines of Experience – 7 – 8:30 PM