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Demo Rinpoche – Instructions on the Middle Way (2019)


The balance between appearance and reality

The Middle Way is the balancing point between existence and non-existence, between form and emptiness. It reveals the lack of intrinsic existence as the interdependence of all phenomena and thus brings us to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Demo Rinpoche will teach based on a short text by the 7th Dalai Lama “The Four Mindfulnesses”.

Note - Participation in this program is recommended for those participating in the Introduction to Vajrayana program on October 19 - 20.


Saturday, October 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00 - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 13, 2:00 - 5:00pm


Jewel Heart Ann Arbor and Online
1129 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Demo Rinpoche entered 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 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he serves as the Resident Spiritual Advisor at Jewel Heart.

Cost: $55

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Introduction to Emptiness - Guy Newland
Appearance and Reality - Guy Newland
Insight into Emptiness - Geshe Jampa Tegchok and Thubten Chodron
The Heart Sutra - Gelek Rimpoche
The Four Mindfulnesses - Gelek Rinpoche


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