Buddhism for Beginners: An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhism is a form of Buddhism that developed in Tibet and spread to neighboring countries of the Himalayas. Join Demo Rinpoche, Jewel Heart’s Resident Spiritual Advisor, as he introduces us to the unique methods and insight that Tibetan Buddhism offers our world today.
In this evening session at Jewel Heart on Tuesday, March 26, Demo Rinpoche will guide us through the Tibetan Buddhist approach to mindful meditation which includes both concentration (jo gom) and analytic (che gom) meditation. These approaches rely on focus, analysis, and visualization techniques to help individuals realize their true potential.
Please note: Tickets are free, but there is a $10 suggested donation. You will receive a copy of the latest issue of Tricycle with admission.
About Demo Rinpoche
Demo Rinpoche went to Drepung Loseling Monastery in Mundgod at the age of five and officially joined the monastery in 1987, where he spent nearly thirty years of uninterrupted education in meditation, debate, memorization, philosophy, and composition under the Dalai Lama’s direct supervision.
After completing his studies at Drepung, Rinpoche received the highest monastic degree of Geshe Lharampa from Gelugpa University in India in 2011. He continued his studies at Gyume Tantric College and was a visiting scholar under the auspices of the Dalai Lama at Sera College of Higher Tibetan Studies in Dharamsala.
At the request of the late Tibetan master Gelek Rimpoche, Demo Rinpoche came to the United States where he received his Master’s Degree in Inter-Religious Engagement from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2018. Currently based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, he serves as the Resident Spiritual Advisor at Jewel Heart.
Jewel Heart Buddhist Center
260 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013