Friends of the World

Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
May 13 to June 24
Livestream recording available for 24 hours to watch at your convenience.

Friends of the World

Becoming friends of the world: to live in a peaceful, friendly world, we have to first become friends of the world.

“Love is the real nuclear bomb that destroys our enemies.” (Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, 2003). In this course we will explore the profound love and wisdom that underpins these simple words, training ourselves in the many aspects of the kind heart of love.  Learn powerful practices that transform these words into a practical reality accessible to all.

Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Live, Chapter 7

Through understanding and practicing Buddha’s teachings on bodhichitta, the mind of enlightenment, we can develop a powerfully joyful and loving heart which we can use to heal our own suffering and the suffering of others around us.

In this course, we will hear profound but practical teachings on this supremely altruistic mind, how to develop it inside in our heart through meditation and daily practice, and how to become a friend to the world who affects everyone they meet in the best possible way.

Class schedule
May 13

A balanced love


The supreme good heart


Respecting Everybody


A generous heart





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: $10
$7 for students / seniors / unemployed
Free for Supporting Members

6:30 pm on June 10:   Quantity:

Whole Series (Discounted)


Names of attendees:

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Will This Make Me Happy?

Wednesday, June 24, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

When asked whether they want to be happy all the time, some people do not respond with "Yes!"  They believe that without some unhappiness, we wouldn't know happiness. It is true, according to Buddha the happiness we experience from worldly pleasures, such as a new relationship or a new hairdo, depends on a comparison. Or, as Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says, there are two types of happiness: artificial and real. Artificial happiness is what Buddha called changing suffering, and is the happiness we find from temporary pleasures.

Real happiness is altogether different. It comes from inside, from a pure and peaceful mind. Through connecting with the innate clarity of our mind, we will find such peace, joy, and blissful happiness, that we are no longer tormented by desperate cravings for temporary pleasures.

In this public talk, international teacher Kadam Lucy James from our own KMC Colorado will give an introduction to the brilliant clarity of our mind.

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.

Cost: $10 ($7 for seniors and students, free for Supporting Members)

June 24:   Quantity:

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