Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Three Jewels Open House &
Beatles Tribute Concert

Join musicians, students of Buddhism and folks who just wanna have a good time for The Three Jewels Open House Beatles Night! - a live performance of classic Beatles tunes you know and love hosted by the Yoga and Dharma center you know and love. Performance by Stephen Toriello~Drums/Vocals, Adam Bernstein~Bass/Vocals, Ben Cohen~Guitar, Ian Christenson~Tenor Sax +extra special guests brought together by Three Jewels community member and student of Venerable Lobsang Chunzom, Stephen Toriello.

There will be Indian food, homemade desserts, and other treats.

Practical Info:
Saturday, December 3rd, at 6:30 PM.
At The Three Jewels

$10.00 Suggested Donation.
All proceeds from this concert go to Venerable Lobsang Chunzom's 3-year retreat.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Saturday November 12th
5:30pm to 7:30pm
At The Three Jewels

Eliminate Anger From Your World
Anger Workshop- Yoga

Journey through a hoopla of hip targeting yogic postures infused with pranayama, psychology, mantra, visualizations, and eastern philosophy thereby cleansing your world of unwanted anger and violence.
$20/ $10 each with a friend
Lead by Stefan Drayton Certified Yoga Teacher and student of Venerable Lobsang Chunzom

Monday, November 7, 2011

The 108 Lives Project Auction Event

Wednesday November 9th 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Please join us in our efforts to spread the word,
raise awareness, fund raise, assist with travel,
and fill the world with the realization that if you
put your mind to it you too can help make
this a better place for all who we share it with.

For information, or to get involved

Go to, E-mail
Stop by the Three Jewels NYC, take a class, and ASK!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gurus, Gods, Gravity • Saturday, October 15, 7pm

  • How to find your Lama
  • The importance of having a Lama
  • What to do once you find one and how to stay close

Join Rebecca Vinacour for a workshop on how to find, serve and keep a Lama. Rebecca has a been a close student of Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally since 1998, she was one of their three main attendants during the 7-year program at Diamond Mountain University. A graduate of NYU's theater department, she has studied at monasteries in India and Nepal, and serves on the board of ACI Phoenix.

Class is free, though donations will be gratefully accepted.

To register or for questions, please email:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Unlocking the Extraordinary: The Yoga of Everyday Life • Oct 1 & 3, 7 - 9pm

A Lady Lamas Series, For Women by Women

Nancy Allen, Jennifer MacFarlane, Sherry Tenant, Suzanne Wise, Roisin Brennan, Mirian Parker

Discover how to use Buddhist wisdom to abandon old habits, dissolve ordinary views, and cut at the very root of what's holding you back. Rooted in Master Shantideva's poetic and profound Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, we'll explore simple practices to transform ordinary life into something magical.


All donations benefit the Three Year Retreat for Peace

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mahamudra: The Six Flavors of Emptiness • September 24 & 25, 2 - 4pm

Please join Michale Hewett for two afternoons, exploring and deconstructing how unexamined beliefs in permanence, ownership, accidents, labels, essences, and nihilism force us to experience inner and outer suffering. Through experiencing the ultimate/stainless nature of our own minds, suffering can ultimately be stopped.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

ACI IX: Ethics with John Stilwell, Tuesdays 7-9pm, beginning Sept 20

Why do ethics matter? What's the point in taking vows; what are they, what do they do? Why do all spiritual traditions emphasize ethics? This course explains the role of Buddhist ethics in achieving enlightenment—why living an ethical life is the secret key to deep meditation, experiencing ultimate reality, and paradise. Every happiness and success stems from ethical living, and we explore methods to train in ethics, keep vows from being damaged, and clean past negativity.

One day vows, lifetime lay vows, freedom vows, along with the three trainings and an outline of novice, intermediate, and fully ordained monastic vows are included based upon the Sutra on Vowed Morality (Vinaya Sutra) by Master Gunaprabha (500 AD), with a commentary from The Essence of the Ocean of Vinaya (Dulwa Gyatsoy Nyingpo) by Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419).

John Stilwell is a former director of the Asian Classics Institute (ACI), Godstow Retreat Center, and was General Manger of Land of Medicine Buddha. He is an executive and father who began teaching yoga 20 years ago, and has taught Buddhist sutra and tantra in the tradition of Je Tsongkapa for 15 years with a contemporary perspective highly relevant to daily life. John received transmission of the 18 Courses from Arya Sumati Dharmadhara, Geshe Michael Roach.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Weekend Meditation Retreat with Venerable Thupten Jinpa • Sept 17 – 18

Saturday, September 17, 11 – 5pm

Sunday, September 18, 10 – 4pm

With commitment and willingness to learn, NYC Dharma students can steadily progress from short to long term retreats.

In this requested 2-day teaching, Venerable Jinpa will help prepare students for short and long-term meditation retreats.

· Learn how to meditate happily and free of guilt despite your busy schedule

· Understand what to meditate on and how, for retreats both short (1 – 4 weeks) and long (1 – 6 months)

· Know what to avoid and what may come up for you

Venerable Jinpa is a student of Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tharchin with more than four years’ solitary retreat experience.

Renunciation without Aversion with Venerable Thupten Jinpa • Wednesday, Sept 14, 7:30pm

Please join us tonight with a very special teaching by a beloved teacher. Renunciation doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life. Find out how the opposite is true from a being who emanates pure joy.