Welcome to Jewel Heart

Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche (1939 – 2017) founded Jewel Heart in 1988.  Demo Rinpoche, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan since 2017, is Jewel Heart’s Spiritual Director.

Jewel Heart is dedicated to the teaching, practice and preservation of Tibetan Buddhism, and carries on the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, with a particular emphasis on the lineage of Je Tsongkhapa.

Jewel Heart provides instruction and support for all those interested in Buddhism — from curious newcomers to experienced Vajrayana practitioners. Practitioners from other Buddhist traditions can find traditional commentaries from the great Indian teachers as well. This website offers access to an extensive array of resources that can be of benefit to all levels of interest.

Jewel Heart is supported by membership, donations and offerings for courses and programs. No one is turned away due to financial considerations.


Meditation Technology Series

This monthly series of workshops is designed to develop your meditative ability, improve your skills in managing your mind and enhance your mental and spiritual well being.

Click here to watch live or stream later.

White Tara Guided Meditations

WHITE TARA is a core Jewel Heart practice. Gelek Rimpoche brought this powerful and unique lineage to us, rich with practices and visualization meditations to overcome physical, mental and emotional suffering. White Tara is particularly associated with healing and long life.  The link below offers teachings and guided meditations on White Tara that are accessible to those of all levels.

Introductory Material

Jewel Heart is home to the archives of Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche with more than 10,000 hours of audio and video and nearly 50 transcripts of his teachings. We are pleased to offer here a variety of introductory transcripts and videos:

Free Reading

Introductory Videos

What is Tibetan Buddhism?

Gelek Rimpoche on Public Television

Free Offerings

Additional Offerings

Your Support Matters

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With deep appreciation for the dharma and your support in making these helpful resources widely available, we welcome all tax-deductible contributions during this difficult time.

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