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On Demand Audio: Be Fearless, Choose Love: White Tara Workshop

In this offering, you will be listening to edited audio teachings by Gelek Rimpoche. White Tara, mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, is associated with healing and longevity and is known for her quick loving and compassionate activity. In this 2004 workshop held in Ann Arbor, MI, Gelek Rimpoche offers us the opportunity to learn the…
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On Demand Audio: White Tara Blessing Ceremony

In this offering, you will be listening to edited audio teachings by Gelek Rimpoche. White Tara, mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, is associated with healing and longevity and is known for her quick loving and compassionate activity. In this 2004 workshop held in Ann Arbor, MI, Gelek Rimpoche offers a Tara Blessing Ceremony where he…
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On Demand Audio: Lesson 12: 37 Wings of Change

Lesson 12 In this lesson Gelek Rimpoche introduces the next section of the Thirty Seven Wings to Enlightenment, the Five Powers, and in particular, the first of these, Faith. How can we determine if our faith is blind or intelligent faith? Gelek Rimpoche tells wonderful stories from the history of Tibetan Buddhism which illuminate the…
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News and Views: Ensuring the Future of Jewel Heart

Dear Friends, I am writing to ask you to participate in our Annual Ensuring the Future Campaign. Your support is crucial in helping us continue to present teachings and preserve Tibetan Buddhism and Culture. We know times are hard but we hope you will help us meet our goal of raising $70,000. This has been…
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News and Views: Travel Updates from Gelek Rimpoche

I have been very busy traveling lately. As you know, last month I returned from the Netherlands where we had wonderful teachings on the Ganden Lha Gyema practice and a weekend workshop on the topic of karma. When I returned to Ann Arbor we continued with the teachings on Jamgon Lama Tsongkhapa’s Songs of Spiritual…
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News and Views: Cleveland Memories

Last weekend I went to Cleveland and held a workshop, entitled Subtle and Gross Impermanence, at the Jewel Heart Center there. Cleveland was one of my first stations when I came to the United States in the 1980’s. I was hired to work with Professor Melvyn Goldstein on the Tibetan political history and language. I…
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News and Views: Regarding Jewel Heart Membership

From Garrison Fall Retreat 2010 I have been looking at what we have done for the past 20 years at Jewel Heart. I tried to benefit you people and future generations, along with increasing the longevity of Buddha’s teaching (and thereby benefitting every living beings so that they may have some joy). When I look…
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News and Views: About

Jewel Heart is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism and to bringing the practice of this rich tradition within the context of contemporary life to everyone. Gelek Rimpoche (1939 – 2017) established his first Western teaching center in Nijmegen, Netherlands, in 1985. In 1988, Jewel Heart was founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with chapters…
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News and Views: About Gelek Rimpoche

Click here to leave a tribute on 2022 Gelek Rimpoche 5th Anniversary Commemoration page Remembering Gelek Rimpoche Rimpoche’s Stupa Consecration Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche Quick Return Prayers Transforming Minds: Gelek Rimpoche & Friends Exhibition – Allen Ginsberg Photos A Little Buddhist Wisdom by Gelek Rimpoche – Free Book Gelek Rimpoche (1939-2017) is considered to be one…
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Events and Courses: Venerable Thubten Chodron – Searching For The Self

Drawing from the seventh and newest volume of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series with the Dalai Lama, Venerable Chodron will explore the subject of emptiness, one of the most central teachings in Buddhism. Searching for the Self delves deeply into the topic of the ultimate nature of reality, presenting it from a variety…
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Events and Courses: H.E. Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche – The Graduated Path in 60 Verses Part 3

Based on his own composition, these recordings of the oral teachings by the great Tibetan master Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche present a compact summary of the entire step-by-step path to Buddhahood. Tailored for the 21st century, these teachings are presented with Dagyab Rinpoche’s characteristic warmth and wisdom. These teachings were given by Dagyab Rinpoche in English…
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Blog: The Brahmin Student – from Jataka Tale #12

In one of his past lives, the Buddha was the diligent student of a pious and learned teacher who wanted to test the character of his students. He told them about the hardships of poverty and that only wealth can relieve the pains of it. The teacher said one of the methods of gaining wealth…
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Events and Courses: MASTER CLASS: Pramana of Dharmakirti Part 3 – Truth and Reasoning – Demo Rinpoche

Reasoning and logic are essential in order to reveal what is in fact true and reliable knowledge. Pramana is a Sanskrit term that Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist traditions use to refer to the elements necessary to recognize how knowledge is understood, and how its veracity and reliability can be ascertained. Drawing from Dharmakirti’s Compendium of…
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Events and Courses: David Mellins, PhD – Indian Philosophies on the Eve of Buddha’s Enlightenment

David Mellins on the purpose of this teaching While systematic schools of Indian philosophy had yet to be formalized as textual traditions in the 6th century BCE when Gautama Buddha attained his enlightenment, the ascetic mendicant Gautama encountered, studied and ultimately refuted a broad range of doctrines professing pathways to wisdom and spiritual emancipation. This…
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Events and Courses: H.E. Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche – The Logic of Tantra (2022)

Buddhist Tantra, a special Mahayana Buddhist practice transmitted and practiced for centuries, was brought from India to Tibet. It is based entirely on the realization of emptiness and the pursuit of the welfare of all beings. Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche has been teaching Buddhist Tantra for decades in the West and East and is considered one…
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