Gelek Rimpoche

Gelek Rimpoche

Gelek Rimpoche (1939-2017) was the founder of Jewel Heart, a Tibetan Buddhist Center located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the author the bestselling Good Life, Good Death.

Recent Articles

Illustration of a man sitting zazen with his hair on fire.

Practice Like Your Hair’s on Fire

Enlightenment is possible in this lifetime but time is running out. We have to make the most of this rare and fleeting opportunity to wake up.

Tonglen, Avalokiteshvara.

In With the Bad Air, Out With the Good

Gehlek Rinpoche on the practice of tonglen, the way to awaken bodhimind by doing exactly the opposite of what your ego wants.

Enlightenment in Female Form

Gelek Rinpoche argues that enlightenment is possible only when female and male energies are both present. Tara practices bring enlightened female energy.