Jewel Heart International 2017
1129 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Saturday, July 29 – Saturday, August 5
Open to All
Onsite and via Webinar
Discover a reliable guidance system that can lead you to your highest potential.
This weeklong retreat features twice daily video teachings by Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche on Je Tsong Khapa’s “Foundation of All Perfections” – a guide to the path that helps us to overcome obstacles as well as develop joy and understanding as we progress along our spiritual journey.
The program also includes daily guided White Tara morning practice sessions, guided analytical meditations on the Foundation verses, interactive panel discussions, and Dharma talks by Demo Rinpoche, Dr. Joseph Loizzo and Jewel Heart Instructors Anne Warren and Dr. Anthony King. The Joyful Paradise room will be available for participants for practice and study throughout the retreat. Senior students will also be available to answer practice questions.
Jewel Heart Executive Directors will share a Jewel Heart update at the retreat; an afternoon session will be dedicated to sharing remembrances of Gelek Rimpoche; and Dr. Bento Soares will talk about Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi’s CBCT Foundation Course which will be held at Jewel Heart Ann Arbor November 3 – 5, 2017.
Optional evening sessions include a Sunday writing workshop focused on memoir techniques to assist those considering sharing a vignette, poem or reflection of Rimpoche during the retreat or how an aspect of the dharma has unfolded in life. On Monday evening, a Saikoku Sanjusansho film, talk, Q & A by Lisa Malloy, a Cornell University recipient of an endowment set up in Gelek Rimpoche’s name. There will also be a Jewel Heart Talent Night on Thursday and we anticipate Friday evening offerings of ever hilarious Jewel Heart Skits.
2017 SUMMER RETREAT SCHEDULE:
Saturday, July 29
|10am – 12noon||Final Check-In|
|2 – 5pm||Retreat Orientation – Demo Rinpoche|
Sunday, July 30 – Friday, August 4
|8:30 – 9:30am||White Tara Guided Meditation Sessions|
|10 – 11am||Prayers, Foundation of All Perfections 1994 Video – Gelek Rimpoche|
|11:15am – 12:30pm||Moderated Panel Discussion|
|12:30 – 2pm||Lunch|
|2 – 3pm||Prayers, Foundation of All Perfections 1994 Video – Gelek Rimpoche|
|3:15 – 3:45pm||Guided Meditation|
|4 – 5:30pm||Keynote and Q & A|
|5:30 – 7:30 pm||Dinner|
|7:30 – 9:30 pm||Evening Programs|
Saturday, August 5
|8:30 – 9:30am||White Tara Guided Meditation Session|
|10 -11:30am||Vajrayana and Foundation of All Perfections – Dr. Joseph Loizzo|
|12 – pm||Retreat Closing – Demo Rinpoche|
|Saturday, July 29||Retreat Orientation – Demo Rinpoche|
|Sunday, July 30||How Firm the Foundation: Deepening Our Lam Rim Practice – Anne Warren|
|Monday, July 31||Jewel Heart Updates – Carole Corcoran and Nancy Jeffries, Executive Directors|
|Tuesday, August 1||Compassion, Neuroscience, and Foundation of All Perfections with Dr. Anthony King|
|Wednesday, August 2||Demo Rinpoche|
|Thursday, August 3||Remembrances of Gelek Rimpoche – Open Floor with Retreat Participants|
|Friday, August 4||Emptiness and Foundation of all Perfections – Dr. Joseph Loizzo|
|Saturday, August 5||10am: Vajrayana and Foundation of all Perfections – Dr. Joseph Loizzo|
|Saturday, August 5||12 – ?pm: Retreat Closing – Demo Rinpoche|
Evening Programs – Optional
|Sunday, July 30||Writing Workshop – Sara Michele Williams|
|Monday, July 31||Saikoku Sanjusansho – Film, Talk, Q & A – Lisa Malloy|
|Tuesday, August 1||Open – TBA|
|Wednesday, August 2||Lama Chopa and Tsoh|
|Thursday, August 3||Jewel Heart Skits and Talent Night plus Writer’s Workshop Readings|
|Friday, August 4||CBCT – Cognitive Based Compassion Training Presentation – Bento Soares|
LODGING: You are responsible for your lodging arrangements.
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