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On Demand Audio: Vajrayana and Emptiness

VAJRAYANA AND EMPTINESS Tantric meditations in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism are rich with ornate visualizations. These practices are multi-dimensional: meditators engage body, speech and mind in experiencing a blissful reality in which enlightened beings inhabit celestial mansions. These sacred visions are understood to exist, not as absolute concrete realities, but instead as arising dependently, like a mirage,…
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Events and Courses: Glenn Mullin in Ann Arbor

Announcing Guest Speaker GLENN MULLIN Saturday, March 28, 7:30 – 9pm with FEARLESS WISDOM IN A VIOLENT WORLD Sunday, March 29, 2 – 6pm with THE FIVE BUDDHA FAMILIES AVAILABLE VIA WEBINAR and at JEWEL HEART INTERNATIONAL, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 FEARLESS WISDOM IN A VIOLENT WORLD Saturday, March 28, 7:30…
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Events and Courses: Vajrayana and Emptiness

VAJRAYANA and EMPTINESS Registration is now closed. Professor Robert Thurman – Thursday, May 7, 7 – 9pm Dr. Tom Yarnall – Friday, May 8, 7 – 9pm Mark Magill – Saturday, May 9, 10am – 12pm at Jewel Heart New York and via Webinar   Tantric meditations in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism are rich with ornate visualizations….
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On Demand Audio: The Four Schools of Buddhist Philosophy

THE FOUR SCHOOLS OF BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY In this session, you will be listening to the unedited audio recording of teachings given by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe over three days in September 2008 at Jewel Heart International in Ann Arbor, MI. Geshe Yeshe Thapke is a longtime friend of Gelek Rimpoche’s and one of the greatest scholars…
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On Demand Video: Happiness Amid Suffering

HAPPINESS AMID SUFFERING In this session, you will be listening to an unedited video recording of a public talk by Gelek Rimpoche, hosted by Jewel Heart Bloomfield Hills at the Birmingham Unitarian Church in Bloomfield Hills, MI on November 18, 2013 In this teaching, Rimpoche walks us through what Jewel Heart courses bring to our…
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On Demand Video: 2013 Jewel Heart Spring Retreat Lesson 13

Tibetan Buddhism is Mahayana Buddhism and mostly, though not exclusively, Vajrayana Buddhism. Definitions of Tibetan Buddhism include the two principals of love/compassion and wisdom, the two sets of five powers related to life and living and death and dying, and the three levels of practice or Three Principles of the Path. (16:51)

News and Views: Your Mind/Your Reality

When you engage your mind in faith then your mind is becoming that faith; that faith is becoming part of your mind. I told you that there are 52 different mental faculties and all are oneness with the mind and yet there is separation there. So when faith is engaged by the mind, the mind…
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News and Views: So What Is Mind?

Excerpted from Gelek Rimpoche’s teaching on Essence of Tibetan Buddhism, 9/8/2013 Mind is something that governs our activities. With everything we do, we follow our thoughts. I develop thoughts, thinking, “I’d like to get up”, so following that thought I get up. My thought will say, “I should walk” and then I walk. A thought…
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News and Views: Do Not Entertain Violence

It is very common knowledge, no mystery, what violence and non-violence are. But there is much more to violence than the physical, such as verbal and emotional violence and abuse. All kinds of things are there which are equally hurtful and painful. Sometimes it is even part of the culture for people to do it. Intelligent and younger people, such as yourselves, may not do it. But if you look at the older society, sometimes they look down on women, or kids, or different races. Racism, etc., are actually violence.

News and Views: Lesson 5: Eight Verses of Mind Training

Contemplation of suffering generates the enthusiasm to attain enlightenment. According to Gelek Rimpoche Tibetan Buddhism teaches the ways to reach enlightenment—potentially in one lifetime—but it requires the enthusiasm that comes from compassion for oneself.

On Demand Audio: Key to Happiness

KEY TO HAPPINESS In this series, you will be listening to lightly edited audio teachings given by Gelek Rimpoche as part of the Sunday morning programs in Ann Arbor. During the years 2007 – 2009, Gelek Rimpoche gave teachings on occasional Sunday mornings as part of the weekly Sunday morning programs. In this series, twelve…
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On Demand Audio: Tara: Female Buddha Healing Practice

2011 SPRING RETREAT — TARA: FEMALE BUDDHA HEALING PRACTICE In this series, you will be listening to the original unedited audio teachings by Gelek Rimpoche during the 2011 Spring Retreat held at Garrison Institute, in Garrison, NY. White Tara, healing protector and mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, is called upon around the world by those…
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News and Views: Ensuring the Future of Jewel Heart

August 2012 Dear Friends, Please participate in our Ensuring the Future of Jewel Heart $50,000 campaign and support Gelek Rimpoche’s lifetime work of benefiting others by making authentic Tibetan Buddhist teaching accessible to all, while preserving Tibetan Culture. Supporting Rimpoche in his global teachings, retreats, initiations and public talks. Offering live webcasts of Rimpoche’s weekly…
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On Demand Audio: Song of the Four Mindfulnesses May 2006

In this series, you will be listening to original unedited audio teachings by Gelek Rimpoche during the 2006 Spring Retreat held in Garrison Institute, in Garrison, NY. The teaching on the Four Mindfulnesses was first given by Manjushri directly to Je Tsongkhapa, the great 14th century saint and scholar. It was continuously transmitted orally until…
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On Demand Video: Gelek Rimpoche – Interview with Philip Glass

We invite you to enjoy the following edited video or audio conversation with Gelek Rimpoche and Philip Glass in New York in 2006. In this video you will enjoy a fascinating conversation between the long time friends, Gelek Rimpoche and Philip Glass in New York. Philip poses interesting questions to Rimpoche about his life and…
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