Detox Your Mind

10 am to 1 pm
Saturday, February 2nd

Detox Your Mind

We all suffer from negative emotions, negative moods and negative thoughts from time to time. And these have a destructive effect on our personal and social life. In fact, these negative states of mind underlie all our problems and unhappiness.

Buddha called this inner negativity ‘mental poisons’. Just as we have to detox our body to remove physical toxins, so we need to use meditation to flush out our mental poisons. Only when we are free from these toxic states can we enjoy a truly happy and healthy life.

This day course will include two sessions - with guided meditations and teachings in both. Refreshments are provided.

Class schedule
TimesSession
9:45 AMRegistration
10:00 - 11:00 AMTeaching and meditation 1
Refreshments
11:30 - 12:15 PMTeaching and meditation 2
Refreshments
12:30 - 1:00 PMDiscussion and Q&A

With Gen Rinzin

Gen Rinzin was appointed teacher at Heruka Buddhist Center in 2005. He is an American Buddhist monk, ordained in 2004 by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

He communicates his love of Dharma with a down to earth approach and humor that helps others to appreciate and understand the teachings and put them into practice.

Location ~ Fort Collins  

Heruka Buddhist Center

149 W Harvard St, Suite 102
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Tips on getting here

We are just off of College Ave. Harvard is two lights north of the mall, or the first light south of Drake. Go west one block to McClelland, turn south, and then immediately turn into the parking lot.

NOTE: Parking is on the south side of the building, and entrance is not from Harvard St., but McClelland Dr.



Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center
Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center

Cost: $25 ($15 students / seniors / unemployed, $12.50 for Supporting Members)

  Quantity:

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Equanimity Mini-Retreat

Saturday, February 9th 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Equanimity Mini-Retreat

We can greatly improve our relationships with others by cultivating equanimity in meditation. With equanimity our mind is always balanced, free from extreme states such as hatred and strong attachment, and so we relate to others in a realistic and considerate way.

Class schedule
TimesSession
1:00 - 2:00 pmSession 1
Refreshments
2:30 - 3:30 pmSession 2
Refreshements
4:00 - 5:00 pmSession 3

With Buddhist nun Kelsang Thaye

A Colorado Buddhist nun ordained April 2010, Kelsang Thaye (say Tah-yay) is a Foundation Program student at Heruka Buddhist Center. Her teachings convey her enthusiasm for Buddhist practice.

Location ~ Fort Collins  

Heruka Buddhist Center

149 W Harvard St, Suite 102
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Tips on getting here

We are just off of College Ave. Harvard is two lights north of the mall, or the first light south of Drake. Go west one block to McClelland, turn south, and then immediately turn into the parking lot.

NOTE: Parking is on the south side of the building, and entrance is not from Harvard St., but McClelland Dr.



Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center
Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center

Cost: $25

Seniors/Students/Unemployed: $15

Supporting Members: $12.50

  Quantity:

Names of attendees:

(other notes are OK as well)


Credit/debit cards work too!

Subtle Truths Daycourse

Saturday, February 16th
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Subtle Truths Daycourse

Come to this daycourse to open your eyes to profound and life-transforming universal truths.
Buddha's first teachings came to be known as the Sutra of the Four Noble Truths. Buddha taught these truths at both a gross and subtle level. In this course we will investigate the subtle aspects of the First Noble Truth:

  • Impermanence
  • Suffering
  • Emptiness
  • Selflessness

Through understanding these, we will live in harmony with our world.

Everyone is welcome!

Class schedule
TimesSession
10:00 - 11:15amTeaching and meditation 1
11:45 - 1:00 pmTeaching and meditation 2
Delicious vegetarian lunch served
2:15 - 3:30 pmTeaching and meditation 3
4:00 - 5:00pmTeaching and meditation 4

With Gen Rinzin

Gen Rinzin was appointed teacher at Heruka Buddhist Center in 2005. He is an American Buddhist monk, ordained in 2004 by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

He communicates his love of Dharma with a down to earth approach and humor that helps others to appreciate and understand the teachings and put them into practice.

Location ~ Fort Collins  

Heruka Buddhist Center

149 W Harvard St, Suite 102
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Tips on getting here

We are just off of College Ave. Harvard is two lights north of the mall, or the first light south of Drake. Go west one block to McClelland, turn south, and then immediately turn into the parking lot.

NOTE: Parking is on the south side of the building, and entrance is not from Harvard St., but McClelland Dr.



Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center
Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center

Cost includes a delicious vegetarian lunch.

Cost: $30 ($35 at the door)
Supporting Members $15 ($17.50)
Students / seniors / unemployed $20 ($25)

  Quantity:

Names of attendees:

(other notes are OK as well)


Credit/debit cards work too!

Snowshoe Hike Fundraiser

Please join us, get sponsored, and support the spread of Kadam Dharma throughout Colorado!

Location ~ Estes Park  

Rocky Mountain National Park

88V8+4G
Estes Park, Colorado



We don't seem to have a map for this location, but if you click here you might get something useful.

  Quantity:

Names of attendees:

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Silent Retreat

March 7th - 10th

This is the final part of a three-part training in concentration.

Part 1, Attend the Concentration course
It is being offered in

Part 2, Take the 7 Week Meditation Challenge!
From the time you take the course until March 7th

During the concentration course, students will receive instructions to participate in an optional seven-week daily meditation training at home.

Part 3, Training in Concentration Silent Retreat
March 7th - 10th

$195 - $400 depending on accommodations

​Those who complete the day course (Part 1) and the home training (Part 2) will be eligible to participate in a delightful silent meditation retreat March 7 – 10 at the International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon in Williams, AZ. Participants can choose single or shared on-site accommodations. Meals provided.

Perfect retreat conditions! Don't miss!

Registration is being handled by KMC Phoenix and is now open! Click here for the registration form.

With Kelsang Tabkay, Resident Teacher of KMC Phoenix

Kelsang Tabkay is an American Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix.

He has been a student of contemporary Buddhist Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. Tabkay presents Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others. He was previously the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina, where he practiced and taught for 10 years.

Location ~ IKRC Grand Canyon  

International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon

6701 East Mountain Ranch Road
Williams, AZ 86046

Tips on getting here

Fly to Phoenix (cheaper) or Flagstaff (closer). Or take a beautiful drive through the Colorado Rockies and the Utah desert. Visit their website for advice on getting there: https://www.meditationinnorthe...



IKRC Grand Canyon ~ International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon
IKRC Grand Canyon ~ International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon

Patience Retreat

Saturday, March 16th 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Patience Retreat

In situations of conflict, we tend to become angry easily, and our mind can become so disturbed. Sometimes we think anger will help us ‘win’ our battles, and we rely on it as if it were our trusted friend, but instead the mind of anger leaves a trail of broken relationships, lost opportunities, and painful feelings in its wake.

In this course, we recharge our heart with kindness and compassion. And we meditate on simple, skillful techniques to remain balanced, flexible and peaceful in the midst of difficult situations and conflicts.

In this age of acrimony, please join us for a half-day of kindness and acceptance.

Class schedule
TimesSession
12:45 pmRegistration
1:00 - 2:00 pmSession 1
2:30 - 3:30 pmSession 2
4:00 - 5:00 pmSession 3

With Gen Rinzin

Gen Rinzin was appointed teacher at Heruka Buddhist Center in 2005. He is an American Buddhist monk, ordained in 2004 by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

He communicates his love of Dharma with a down to earth approach and humor that helps others to appreciate and understand the teachings and put them into practice.

Location ~ Fort Collins  

Heruka Buddhist Center

149 W Harvard St, Suite 102
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Tips on getting here

We are just off of College Ave. Harvard is two lights north of the mall, or the first light south of Drake. Go west one block to McClelland, turn south, and then immediately turn into the parking lot.

NOTE: Parking is on the south side of the building, and entrance is not from Harvard St., but McClelland Dr.



Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center
Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center

Cost: $25 ($30 at the door)

Students / Seniors / Unemployed: $15 ($20 at the door)

  Quantity:

Names of attendees:

(other notes are OK as well)


Credit/debit cards work too!

Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus

Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus

The empowerment is a special ceremony and guided meditation that creates a strong connection between us and Buddha Amitayus, increasing our lifespan, wisdom, and positive energy.

In the teachings, Gen Rinzin will also explain how to do profound and blissful Tantric meditations that can lead us swiftly to the supreme deathless state of enlightenment for the sake of all living beings. We can also use this practice to remove obstacles endangering the lives of ourselves and others, especially our close friends and family. With a long life, wisdom, and good fortune, we can accomplish anything!

Everyone Welcome!

Saturday (Empowerment & Commentary)
TimesSession
10 amRegistration
10:30 am - 12:30 pmEmpowerment
Vegetarian Lunch Served
2:00 - 3:30 pmCommentary
4:00 - 5:00 pmGuided Meditation
Sunday (Retreat)
TimesSession
10:30 am - 12:00 pmSession 1
Vegetarian Lunch Served
1:30 am - 3:00 pmSession 2
3:30 am - 4:30 pmSession 3

With Gen Rinzin

Gen Rinzin was appointed teacher at Heruka Buddhist Center in 2005. He is an American Buddhist monk, ordained in 2004 by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

He communicates his love of Dharma with a down to earth approach and humor that helps others to appreciate and understand the teachings and put them into practice.

Location ~ Fort Collins  

Heruka Buddhist Center

149 W Harvard St, Suite 102
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Tips on getting here

We are just off of College Ave. Harvard is two lights north of the mall, or the first light south of Drake. Go west one block to McClelland, turn south, and then immediately turn into the parking lot.

NOTE: Parking is on the south side of the building, and entrance is not from Harvard St., but McClelland Dr.



Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center
Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center

Pre-registration helps us plan ahead!

$85 for both days (includes a delicious vegetarian lunch on Saturday)
$65 for Saturday only

Saturday Only

  Quantity:

Saturday & Sunday

  Quantity:

Names of attendees:

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Camp Paradise: Foundations of Enlightenment

7:00 pm Friday, June 7 to 12:00 noon Sunday, June 9

Camp Paradise: Foundations of Enlightenment

This is an incredible opportunity to meditate on the foundations of the path to enlightenment over a blissful weekend in the mountains of Wyoming.

The stages of the path to enlightenment, called “Lamrim” in Tibetan, are beautiful meditations that can transform every part of our lives. The heart of modern Buddhism, Lamrim includes all the essential teachings of Buddha in a very accessible and practical presentation, suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators alike.

Discover the beauty of meditating on the basics of Buddhism and lift your mind out of the ordinary. The two main trainings on the path to enlightenment, compassion and wisdom, depend upon a solid foundation of basic Buddhist practices. This guided retreat will provide an excellent opportunity to develop this foundation on the initial stages of the path to enlightenment.

Whether you are new to Buddhism or have years of experience, please come along and enjoy the expert guidance of two much-loved teachers.

Go home refreshed with renewed energy for life.
Everyone of all backgrounds and faiths is welcome!

Schedule (subject to change)
TimesSession
Friday, June 7
4:00 pmRegistration opens
5:30 pmSupper
7:00 - 8:30 pmSession 1
Saturday
9:00 - 10:30 amSession 2
11:30 - 10:00 pmSession 3
4:00 - 5:30 pmSession 4
7:00 - 8:30 pmSession 5
Sunday
9:00 - 10:15 amSession 6
10:45 - 12:00 pmSession 7
Camp Paradise Just Arriving

About Camp Paradise

Enjoy the rugged landscape of Wyoming! Camp Paradise is located in a secluded bowl surrounded by ridges about 40 minutes north-west of Wheatland.

What they say: "While very comfortable, our 'back to the basics' lodge is not intended to be the Hilton! While simple, our lodge has basic amenities and is designed to help you step back to a simpler time so you can focus on the needs that brought you here."

With Kadam Lucy James, Resident Teacher of KMC Colorado

Kadam Lucy James is the resident teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado in Denver. Kadam Lucy has a wealth of experience in Buddhist teachings, and you will love her guided meditations! She is well known for her clarity, and her ability to present Buddha’s teachings in a simple, practical, and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.

She is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of our Buddhist tradition, having first met him in 1981. One of the senior teachers of Kadampa Buddhism, Kadam Lucy has taught extensively in England, Florida, and San Francisco, and helped set up many thriving Buddhist meditation centers in the past 34 years. Her main job for many years was also to help edit and produce Geshe Kelsang’s books. Until quite recently, she was on a long meditation retreat.

Kadam Lucy is appreciated for her clear mind and inspiring yet practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings and meditations, showing how to make these immediately effective in our modern daily lives.

Location ~ Wheatland  

Camp Paradise

42.249786, -105.307587
1154 Upper Fish Creek Rd
Wheatland, WY 82201

Tips on getting here

Camp Paradise is in a very secluded area at 6000' elevation, at the end of the road half an hour from Laramie Peak. Cell reception is limited. There is no land-line. --An excellent place for meditation retreat.

Travel time:

Casper: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Fort Collins: 2 hours, 26 minutes
Greeley: 2 hours, 41 minutes
KMC Colorado(Denver): 3 hours, 11 minutes
Riverton: 3 hours, 37 minutes
Colorado Springs: 4 hours, 3 minutes

Directions given after registration.



Wheatland ~ Camp Paradise
Wheatland ~ Camp Paradise

All prices are per-person, and include the teachings, accommodation, and all meals. If you have special dietary needs, please make note in your registration, or email Heruka Center. We try to accommodate.

There is wide variety of accommodation available, but private rooms are limited.

Indoors

Most rooms have a combination of bunk beds and a full or queen bed.
Please bring your own sleeping bag (or sheets and blanket), pillow, and wash towel.

  • Single room $280 (limited availability, email promptly to book)
  • Double room $209 each (limited availability, email promptly to book)
  • Shared room $185 each
  • Dorm $160 each

Campers and Tents

Tents, campers, or what-have-you. Bring your own camper! There are twelve spots with electricity and water, but no wastewater. Tents may be placed anywhere on the large property (use reasonable discretion).

  • $120 each for adults in campers and tents.

Children

We are sorry, but we are unable to accommodate children this year.

Registration and Deposit

Registration opens February 10.

A $50 per person deposit is required at the time of registration.
Full payment is required by Friday, May 31.

Refunds

Deposit is refundable until May 7. Between May 7 and May 31 everything except the deposit is refundable.