Free Programs

All Times ET

Mondays at 12:00 – 1:00pm: Healing and Compassion Meditation
Weekly sessions of guided meditations on healing and compassion for oneself and others and group discussion. Facilitated by Hartmut Sagolla.

Tuesdays at 7:00 – 8:30pm: Practical Buddhism: The Tibetan Approach by Gelek Rimpoche recordings followed by virtual discussion 
Please Note: Sessions continue through March, will take a break in April and resume on May 2.

Practical Buddhism presents 2012 & 2013 Sunday talk recordings by Gelek Rimpoche, offering an opportunity for some to revisit and an introduction for others. Live facilitated discussions led by Jewel Heart Instructors follow each session, and are not recorded.  No sessions: April 4, 11, 18, 24, July 4, July 25.

Fridays at 5:30pm: Group Practice: Ganden Lha Gyema – Click for Ganden Lha Gyema (pdf)
The Ganden Lha Gyema is one of the most popular practices in the Tsongkhapa tradition. Ganden Lha Gyema is an easy, foundational practice that includes the basic teachings of Buddhism. Facilitated by Jewel Heart Instructors. Please Note: No sessions on April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5. Resumes on May 12.

Friday, May 5, 7:00 – 8:00pm ET: Demo Rinpoche – Approaching Enlightenment: Free Vesak Day talk. Onsite/Online/Stream Later.

Vesak Day honors the birth, enlightenment and death of Shakyamuni Buddha. Vesak is observed by many Buddhist traditions, although the actual month and day may differ according to particular cultures. Jewel Heart will celebrate this Vesak Day on Friday, May 5th with a talk by Demo Rinpoche, who will provide an opportunity to celebrate the life of Buddha and Buddha’s journey to enlightenment.

Sundays at 9:30 – 10:30am: White Tara Guided Healing Meditation Click for Prayer to Noble Tara  (pdf)
Tara, mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, is known for her quick and compassionate activity. White Tara is particularly associated with healing and long life. These guided meditations use visualization techniques to overcome physical, mental and emotional suffering. Facilitated by Jewel Heart Instructors. 

Sundays at 11:00am – 12:00pm: Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. with Demo Rinpoche followed by Virtual Community Discussion  
Join Demo Rinpoche for weekly Sunday morning public talks, suitable for newcomers and long-timers alike, and followed by a facilitated group discussion based on the morning talk.

Also, once monthly over ten months, join Rinpoche’s Sunday morning talks on the Jataka Tales: Stories of Buddha’s Previous Lives. Next Jataka Tales talk is April 2, The Buffalo (Effort of Patience)

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