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Blog: Buddhas Teachings Reach Everyone’s Level

Whether it is the teachings on wisdom, or whether it is teachings on method. It is the same logic that teachings should be given according to the mental aptitude of the disciples. So this diversity of teachings given by the Buddha, depending on the diversity of mental aptitudes of the disciples, is perhaps something that…
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Blog: Gain A Little Control Of Your Mind

If we look at our addictions we will see something. For the strongest addictions we have like hatred, obsession, we don’t need a teacher to teach us how to develop them. We have that automatically. The parents will try to hide all this from the kids. They don’t talk about it in front of the…
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Events and Courses: 2018 H. E. Dagyab Kyabgon Rinpoche in Ann Arbor and New York (2018)

JEWEL HEART welcomes H. E. DAGYAB KYABGON RINPOCHE to Jewel Heart Ann Arbor and Jewel Heart New York for: HERUKA NAGPOPA INITIATION AND TEACHING (Ann Arbor) VAJRAYOGINI INITIATION AND TEACHINGS (Ann Arbor) WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF THE BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS? (New York) VIJAYA LONG-LIFE INITIATION (New York) This event was sponsored by 14 supporters Ann…
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Blog: Suffering, Self-Esteem, and Humility

One of the criteria of the Truth of Suffering, is impermanence. The second criteria [of the First Noble Truth] is suffering [itself]. It is absolutely true, whether you like it or not. Our life has tremendous suffering. Who can deny? No matter whoever you are, higher, lower, politicians, rich, poor, wherever and whoever you look, how…
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Blog: Gelek Rimpoche On Feeling The Preciousness Of His Life (2016)

As we all know, our life is so important. Really, it is something very, very important. It is very easy to say that life is important, and very easy to agree, that by all means, it is. But you don’t really understand, unless there is a threat. When there is a threat, you begin to think,…
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Blog: We Continue

After being taught by some of the greatest teachers in Tibet, fleeing into India having memorized some of the most important works of Tibetan culture and Buddhist writing, through many permutations, Gelek Rimpoche landed in Michigan, USA, to help “the Dharma shine in the West.” His lifetime of teaching, debating, and composing is cherished the…
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Events and Courses: Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe/Two Truths – One Reality (2017)

Two Truths – One Reality with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe In Buddhism, the true nature of reality is understood to be both relative and absolute. Relative truth refers to how we normally see the world, a place of diverse and distinctive beings and things. Absolute truth allows us to see beyond the relative and understand that…
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Events and Courses: Lojong: Heart Of Enlightenment (2017)

Lojong in Seven Points, a mind training geared towards developing bodhimind, introduces us to deeper levels of compassion. Through exchanging ourselves with others and give-and-take practices, wisdom can become the guiding force of our compassion. GUEST SPEAKERS: Professor Robert Thurman Venerable Thubten Chodron Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi Dr. Joseph Loizzo JEWEL HEART INSTRUCTORS: Kimba Levitt…
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Events and Courses: Taking Weaknesses as Strengths

TAKING WEAKNESSES AS STRENGTHS with Glenn Mullin The Indo-Tibetan tradition of Lojong, or “mind transformation,” is a basic foundation in all schools of Central Asian Buddhism, from Bhutan and Ladakh in the Southern Himalayas, through the high mountains of Tibet, and to the steppes of Mongolia and the forests of Eastern Russia. This lecture looks…
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Events and Courses: A Concise Intro to Classical Indian Philosophy

  Introduction to Classical Indian Philosophies: An Orientation for Students of Vajrayāna and Mahāyāna Buddhism Presented by David Mellins, PhD Thursdays, 7 – 8:30pm April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 14, 2015 At Jewel Heart New York and via Webinar Registration Required for onsite and webinar Click here to register. Registration closes on Wednesday, April…
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Events and Courses: A Concise Intro to Classical Indian Philosophy

  Introduction to Classical Indian Philosophies: An Orientation for Students of Vajrayāna and Mahāyāna Buddhism Presented by David Mellins, PhD Thursdays, 7 – 8:30pm April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 14, 2015 At Jewel Heart New York and via Webinar Registration Required for onsite and webinar Click here to register. Registration closes on Wednesday, April…
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On Demand Audio: Green Tara: 2013 Fall Retreat

GREEN TARA: 2013 FALL RETREAT In this series, you will be listening to lightly edited audio teachings by Gelek Rimpoche during the 2013 Jewel Heart Fall Retreat held Friday, October 11 through Monday, October 14 at Garrison Institute, in Garrison, New York. During the opening session of this retreat, Rimpoche delighted his audience when he…
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On Demand Audio: Green Tara – Lesson 1

Rimpoche introduces Tara, and specifically the 21 Praises of Green Tara, as a time-honored practice used by generations of Tibetan monks as well as lay people of all social classes. As always, for any practice to produce desired results, motivation must be correctly understood. Motivation is the “why?” — the purpose for which we engage…
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On Demand Audio: Lesson 1: Eight Verses of Mind Training

In this lesson Gelek Rimpoche discusses his connections to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and their connection to the establishment of Buddhism in America. Rinpoche also gives an overview of lojong or mind training, as taught by the Tibetan lamas of the Kadampa tradition, particularly Langri Tangpa, the author of the 8 Verses of Mind Training.

On Demand Audio: Understanding the Two Truths

UNDERSTANDING THE TWO TRUTHS with GESHE YESHE THABKHE In this series, you will be listening to the original unedited audio teachings given by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe during his visit to Jewel Heart in Ann Arbor, MI on September 15 and 16, 2012. In Buddhism, existence can be understood as both relative and absolute. The relative…
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