The range of activities of Jewel Heart The Netherlands consists of an ongoing study and meditation program, a varying yearly program of retreats and visits by teachers, and humanitarian/cultural activities. Jewel Heart's study and meditation program has three levels: introductory courses, intermediate courses (that provide a foundation in Lamrim) and groups that aim to deepen one's awareness.
The Introduction courses are a good starting point if you want to know more about meditation or about Buddhism. These courses are a fine preparation for the Intermediate courses (Lamrim) to bring you into contact with buddhist themes in a more thorough way. To take part in one of the Deepening Awareness groups, you are required to have completed the intermediate courses (or you should have comparable knowledge and experience obtained somewhere else).
All courses and study groups are led by qualified facilitators, senior students of Gelek Rimpoche and appointed as such by him.
A large part of the activities takes place in Nijmegen, but there are also various study and meditation groups in Tilburg, 's-Hertogenbosch and Utrecht. Please check the course overview for all courses.