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Summer Retreat 2012

Summer Retreat

2012 Jewel Heart Joyful Summer Retreat - UPDATED on July 5
GUIDE TO THE BODHISATTVA’S WAY OF LIFE

with Gelek Rimpoche
Thursday, July 5 – Sunday, July 15
Jewel Heart, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

TOPIC

Gelek Rimpoche will give teaching and oral transmissions based on Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. We invite you to enjoy the short video of Rimpoche introducing the retreat at the bottom of this page.

RETREAT START and CLOSE

The retreat begins Thursday afternoon, July 5, 3 – 5pm with final registration. Teachings begin at 7:30pm that evening.

The retreat concludes Sunday afternoon, July 15 – however, PLEASE NOTE that the duration of the Sunday, July 15, 2:30pm closing session cannot be determined in advance. If the teaching and oral transmissions have been completed it will be a brief concluding session. If the text and teachings are not completed, Rimpoche will continue until finished. We recommend you plan your travel accordingly.

GENERAL SCHEDULE

The general schedule includes daily 8am White Tara meditation sessions, 9:30am – 1pm teaching sessions, afternoon activities will be announced, some days with discussion groups meeting from approx 2:30/2:45. Rimpoche will teach from 4 – 5:30/6pm. Optional activities are scheduled for the evenings, including fun music, singing, dancing, an evening with a skit/performance under the direction of Rochelle Winter, and an evening pot luck dinner.

COST

Jewel Heart member cost is $500, non- members is $600. A $150 non-refundable deposit is due June 16.

MEALS AND LODGING

Attendees are responsible for their meals and lodging. Jewel Heart does not have facilities to provide meals or lodging.

FURTHER DETAILS

Upon registration, we will send you a confirmation letter with more details about the retreat, including reading materials, what to bring, carpooling needs, a list of suggested options for nearby hotels at good rates and options to support carpooling and to request sangha lodging.

Update: CARPOOLING is essential.

Please reply to Bob Rickman at bob.rickman@verizon.net with how many people in your car, if you have available space, the hotel or home address where you are staying.

We will have some overflow spaces with a nearby parking lot.

Update: Signing up for Volunteer Tasks

Retreats depend on each of us in order to run smoothly and there are opportunities waiting for everyone to help! Please remember to select how you plan to contribute to this year’s joyful summer retreat when you arrive at the retreat!

Store and Fundraisers

The Jewel Heart Store is abundant with new tangkhas, ritual items, transcripts, and more!

A 4 carpet silent auction this year.

In addition to a small raffle you are invited to compete for merit with a fun game coined (sorry for the pun) Penny Power! Bring your pennies, silver, checks and bills to join in the games and fun-draising! To learn the details, open this link.

QUESTIONS?

Email us at programs@jewelheart.org or registration@jewelheart.org.
Call us at 734 994 3387 extensions 221, 223 or 224.

TO REGISTER, CLICK OPEN REGISTRATION FORM in the right hand column.

SEND YOUR COMPLETED FORM TO:
Email registration@jewelheart.org or Fax 734 994 5577 or Mail Jewel Heart, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

TO CONTACT JEWEL HEART, please use the contact form below.

For your convenience in booking your accommodations, find below a list of nearby hotels.

EXTENDED STAY DELUXE DETROIT - ANN ARBOR
3265 Boardwalk Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Telephone: 734 997 7623
$42.99
Must register by phone, use code - Jewel Heart

EXTENDED STAY AMERICA - ANN ARBOR
1501 Briarwood Circle Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734 332 1980
$42.99
Must register by phone, use code - Jewel Heart

MOTEL 6 ANN ARBOR
3764 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
I-94 at exit #177, State St
734 665- 9900
$39.99
Register by phone, use code – Jewel Heart

RUDOLF STEINER HOUSE
1923 Geddes
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734 662 9355 - Call early to confirm rates and availability.

Link to other Ann Arbor area hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts:
http://annarbor.travelhero.com/index.cfm/country/US/state/MI/city/ANN_ARBOR/aid/225/index.html

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