Applied Meditation Technology: Blueprints for Enlightenment – Compassion for Others

Finding a way out of suffering for oneself is not the end of the spiritual journey for those with a compassionate heart. Continuing the Applied Meditation Technology Program, these sessions offer methods to expand the spiritual vision to include all living beings and lead the practitioner in practices aimed at full enlightenment. The program includes instruction, guided meditation, individual meditation and discussion sessions.

These sessions are presented by Hartmut Sagolla and Supa Corner.

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IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE: Jewel Heart Center in Ann Arbor will be open for limited in-person attendance for the "2022 Applied Meditation Technology: Blueprints for Enlightenment - Compassion for Others" individual sessions, subject to the similar policies and guidelines followed with the recent retreats at the Jewel Heart Ann Arbor Center. For more information, click here.

DATE/TIMES: Saturdays, 9:00 am - 1:00pm ET

Individual Session Fees:
$25 Jewel Heart Members / $30 Non-Members
No one is turned away due to financial considerations.

Your contribution helps support Jewel Heart preserve and present authentic Tibetan Buddhist teachings.

Registration includes on-demand access to this program’s recordings as well as support materials via a personal Jewel Heart login account. Newcomers to Jewel Heart online programs receive instructions about their account in their registration confirmation email. Please allow a day or two following the live programs for recordings to be posted.

For registration questions, contact registration@jewelheart.org.


The Mahayana and the Benefits of Great Compassion

Realizing the magnitude of the suffering in cyclic existence, practitioners of Mahayana develop the great heart that is willing to work for the benefit of all beings, and for that reason determine to attain the enlightenment of a Buddha.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm ET

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Equanimity: Living Inclusively

Wishing to help all beings is only possible by first acknowledging our fundamental equality with all, excluding no one and overcoming obsession and hatred within our own hearts.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 5, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm ET

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Interconnectedness and the Kindness of Others

All living beings on this planet are deeply interconnected and our very survival – as well as our happiness and spiritual development - depends on the kindness of others.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 2, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm ET

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Exchanging Cherishing Self for Others

Working for our benefit alone, we are constantly defeated and hurt others in the process, but once we put others first, we all win.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm ET

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Tong Len: Courageous Compassion

Turning ego’s addiction to self-gratification upside down, the practice of giving our happiness to others and taking on their suffering transforms our very being.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm ET

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The Transcendental Actions

Having determined to help all beings, it is not enough to simply wish for them to be happy. The venturing awakening mind pro-actively engages life through acts of generosity, ethics, patience and enthusiasm.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 9, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm ET

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Uniting Concentration and Wisdom

The last two of the Six Perfections are needed in order to break the chains of self-grasping once and for all. Meditating on subtle impermanence and discovering the object of negation are essential steps to finding the wisdom that realizes the true nature of all phenomena.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm ET

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Decisive Wisdom: The Four Keys

Ignorance strongly insists on the intrinsic existence of oneself and all phenomena. With analytical precision, wisdom reveals this to be a false perception and establishes the dependent arising of all things as the ultimate reality.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm ET

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Guru Devotion and the Vajrayana Path

During the common Mahayana practices, reliance on a qualified spiritual mentor is already indispensable. When entering into Vajrayana through initiation, it becomes essential. Practices based on the inseparability of Guru and Deity accelerate spiritual development by bringing wisdom and compassion to their highest fulfillment.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, November 5, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm ET

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Hartmut Sagolla first met Gelek Rimpoche in 1984 and has been studying Tibetan Buddhism for over 30 years. He lived at the Tibetan Buddhist Society, Melbourne, Australia before moving to the U.S. and since 2002 has served as a Program Director at Jewel Heart. He is a Jewel Heart instructor and Director of the Bloomfield Hills chapter.

Supa (Greg) Corner has been practicing Buddhism since 1979. He was ordained in the Chogye order of Korean Zen Buddhism with seven years of formal practice. In 1987 he began studying Tibetan Buddhism with the late master Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche and is currently an instructor and community chaplain at Jewel Heart, as well as the Director of the West Michigan chapter.

SUGGESTED READING for purchase:
Odyssey to Freedom - Transcript by Gelek Rimpoche
Lam Rim Volume 1 - Transcript by Gelek Rimpoche
True Value of Life - On Demand Audio teaching by Gelek Rimpoche
Good Life, Good Death - On Demand Audio teaching by Gelek Rimpoche
Good Life, Good Death - Book by Gelek Rimpoche (paperback only)
Karma - Transcript by Gelek Rimpoche

SUGGESTED COURSE for purchase:
Mind and Meditation
Death and Dying Workshop


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