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Blog: Concentrated Meditation And Balancing

We have been working for along time on a variety of topics based on the lamrim, Odyssey to Freedom. Now we have come to the point of the fifth Paramita, the Paramita of Meditation, which is mainly concentrated meditation. We have two parallel programs running on this topic. One is the course in Ann Arbor…
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Blog: Feeling the Suffering

The Buddha’s teachings sort of push us into all kinds of challenges. They will drive us. Why? Because the goal is total enlightenment. In order to get total enlightenment we are forced to see our limitations. That is why this is serious and solid business. Fortunately or unfortunately, it is not just a feel-good business….
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Events and Courses: H.E. Dagyab Rinpoche Public Teaching New York

H.E. Dagyab Kyabgon Rinpoche has informed us that he regrets to have to cancel his visits to Jewel Heart Ann Arbor and Jewel Heart New York in October. Dagyab Rinpoche will give a public Preparation Initiation for Medicine Buddha and Main Initiation for Medicine Buddha at Jewel Heart New York from October 19 – 20, 2019. Further…
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Events and Courses: Vajrayana Initiations & Teachings

H.E. Dagyab Kyabgon Rinpoche has informed us that he regrets to have to cancel his visits to Jewel Heart Ann Arbor and Jewel Heart New York in October. Full Vajrayogini Initiation Unlike the more common Vajrayogini sindhura blessing initiation, this rare initiation is a complete Vajrayogini initiation of the Maha Anuttarayoga Tantra. Being a full…
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Blog: Following A Tradition With A Lineage And 29th Day Soup

The spiritual path is the same thing we all definitely need. Otherwise you people won’t be here today. There is no reason why you would come here on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning, with beautiful clean, pure white snow – a pure land must be something like that. Whatever else purer is there? Pure snow…
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Blog: Put Your Learning Into Practice

What are you going to take home today? Compassion, love and the ultimate, unlimited, unconditional love and compassion, which is the bodhimind. It is something we can develop, at least create as an artificial thought. If we entertain that, every day our life will be very worthwhile. That also clears a lot of our obstacles…
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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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