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Jewel Heart Joyful Summer Retreat with Demo Rinpoche

Jewel Heart Joyful Summer Retreat with Demo Rinpoche

Enlightening our mind begins with understanding the relationship between our mind and our actions. In this retreat with Demo Rinpoche we will explore questions such as “What is the mind? Can we train the mind? How might that take shape? The Buddhist approach to training the mind includes stabilizing and analytical meditation practices focused on bringing compassion and wisdom to all we do, for the sake of ourselves and others.

In this joyful summer retreat, Demo Rinpoche will guide us through the Stages of Meditation, a meditation manual by the great ninth-century Indian master Kamalashila. This retreat is open to all levels of interest and experience. Join Demo Rinpoche onsite or online via webinar.

LOCATION:
Jewel Heart International
1129 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Also available Online via Webinar

SUMMER RETREAT SCHEDULE:
Monday, June 17 - Saturday, June 22
Check in 10:00am - 12:00pm
Retreat begins at 1:00pm, Monday, June 17
Retreat will close mid-afternoon on Saturday, June 22

Two Notes: 1 - On Sakadawa Day, June 17, Demo Rinpoche will give the 24 Hour Mahayana Precepts promptly at 5:35am. If you plan to take the 24 hour vows, please arrive by 5:25am. 2 - All are welcome to stay on for the Sunday, June 23rd White Tara Empowerment at 11am.

RETREAT ELEMENTS:

For Program questions, contact programs@jewelheart.org

SUMMER RETREAT COST AND REGISTRATION:
Onsite and Online via Webinar
Jewel Heart Members: $475; Non-members: $550

Click here to register for the Summer Retreat

No one is turned away due to financial considerations.
Please contact registration@jewelheart.org for questions about registration.

2019 SUMMER RETREAT SCHEDULE

Monday June 17

10:00am – 12:00pm Retreat Check-In
1:00pm – 3:00pm Session
3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 5:00pm Session
5:00pm – 5:30pm Break
5:30pm – 6:30pm Informal Full Group Discussion
No Scheduled Evening Programs: Open Evening

 

Tuesday June 18 - Friday June 21

8:30am – 9:30am Guided White Tara Meditation
9:30am – 10:00am Break
10:00am – 12:00pm Session
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 3:30pm Session
3:30pm  – 4:30pm Break
4:00pm – 5:00pm Small Group Discussions
5:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm – 9:00pm Teachings or sangha social programs

 

Saturday, June 22

8:30am – 9:30am Guided White Tara Meditation
9:30am – 10:00am Break
10:00am – 12:00pm Session
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:30pm Closing Session

After Closing All hands on deck to clear/clean/set up for Sunday White Tara
All are welcome to stay over for Sunday, June 23, White Tara Empowerment.

WHITE TARA LONGEVITY EMPOWERMENT
Sunday, June 23

9:00am - 11:00am Demo Rinpoche preparation in Main Hall
11:00am White Tara Empowerment with Demo Rinpoche

 

HOTELS
We recommend making early reservations. Ann Arbor and local universities have well attended programs that keep hotels well booked. This link offers a wide selection of lodging selections: https://www.visitannarbor.org/stay/. There are about a dozen hotels within 5 minutes of Jewel Heart by car

Jewel Heart address: 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

The closest hotels are:

MOTEL 6 ANN ARBOR
3764 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108

STAYBRIDGE SUITES ANN ARBOR
3850 Research Park Drive
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108

SANGHA LODGING
To request or offer Sangha Lodging, please write programs@jewelheart.org. Limited options available.

AIR TRAVEL
The Center is conveniently located about 30 minutes by car from Detroit International Airport and has convenient access to downtown Ann Arbor, lodging and the University.

CARPOOLING TRANSPORTATION
We do not offer airport transportation for arrival to or departure from Ann Arbor. We are happy to help retreat participants connect with each other for carpooling during the week. For carpooling arrangements, please contact Bob Rickman at rr.rickman@verizon.net or 412 973 4355 and/or Birgit Roller at birgit.roller@gmail.com or 248 459 2959.

HANDICAP PARKING
If you need handicap parking, please let us know as soon as possible.

BEVERAGES/MEALS
There will be coffee and tea offered throughout each day.
Everyone is responsible for his or her own meals.
People are welcome to donate food offerings for the lunch period, such as summer salads or cold soups.
Donations (suggested $5) for shared lunch offerings will benefit Jewel Heart.
Refrigerator space will be available for brown bag meals. Please mark with name and date as space is limited.

STORE
Table and Backjack Rentals
To reserve a folding table or a backjack, contact ujjenjewelheart@gmail.com.
Fee: $10 each - Limited number available.
Daily Store Discounts during the retreat.

MAINTAINING THE CENTER
Please only use closeable beverage containers in the Main Assembly Hall.
A table for dharma materials will be provided.
Please sign up to participate in volunteer cleaning – Your help keeping the center clean and stocked is helpful service for everyone during the retreat.

Dates

June 17 - 22, 2019

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