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White Tara Longevity Initiation and Teaching – Demo Rinpoche

Jewel Heart Chicago
Onsite only
Saturday, November 9, 10:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00 - 4:30pm Central Time

WHITE TARA is the manifestation of the compassion and wisdom activities of the enlightened, often referred to as the feminine principle of enlightenment. While Tara is loved and honored throughout the Buddhist world, you need not be Buddhist to participate in this empowerment. As a core meditational Jewel Heart practice, White Tara is particularly associated with healing and long life.

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Demo Rinpoche will give the White Tara initiation in the morning and White Tara teachings in the afternoon—bringing this powerful and unique lineage to us, rich with practices and visualization meditations to overcome physical, mental and emotional suffering.

A vegetarian diet on the morning of the initiation is suggested.

Note: White Tara Practice, Sunday, November 10 - The center will be open for White Tara practice from 10:00am - 5:30pm Central Time. Scroll below for details.

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 Sarah 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.

DATES/TIMES - Central Time
Saturday, November 9 - 10:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00 - 4.30pm
Sunday, November 10 - Onsite White Tara Practice Schedule:

  • 9:30am Doors open
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm practice
  • 12:00 - 1:30pm ~ Brown bag lunch (Suggested: vegetarian, no garlic, no onions)
  • 1:30- 3:30pm practice
  • 3:30- 4:00pm break
  • 4:00- 5:30pm practice


Jewel Heart Chicago onsite only
4043 N Ravenswood Ave. Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60613 224 531 4839
224 531 4839

Click here to learn more about White Tara

2004 White Tara Blessing Ceremony workshop with Gelek Rimpoche
2003 Retreat White Tara teachings by Gelek Rimpoche
2006 White Tara Blessing Ceremony and teachings by Gelek Rimpoche

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