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Meditation & Buddhism in Greeley

Monday Drop-in Meditation Classes

These practical meditation classes cover all of the stages of the path to enlightenment. Each class consists of guided meditation and a teaching on how to apply Buddhist wisdom in our daily life. Join for a whole course or take it one class at a time.

Cost: $10 ($5 for students/seniors/unemployed)

Meditations for a Balanced Life

Mondays at 6:00 - 7:30 pm
April 27 - June 8

Meditations for a Balanced Life

By meditating, we develop new, more balanced and positive ways of thinking--a better outlook on the world! We can see, all over people are having a difficult time with the pace of modern life and the negativity in the world. By learning to use the remarkable capacity of our mind we will find balance and be able to bring happiness to our self and others.

Class schedule
May 1

Letting Go

8

A Balanced Mind

15

A Positive Vision

22

The Prison of Selfishness

29

NO CLASS: Memorial Day

June 5

The Compassionate Heart

12

Taking Away Suffering

19

Living Lightly

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 ~ Greeley  

Heruka Buddhist Center in Greeley

710 Eleventh Ave, Room L30
Greeley, CO 80631

Tips on getting here

This is the old Greeley high school. It is next to the UCCC, Rec. Center, and Lincoln Park Library.

You may park in front or back. Or, there is a bus stop about 20' from the door on Eleventh Avenue at Eight St.

The easiest way to find room L30 is to enter the lower-level west doors on Eleventh Avenue, facing the Santiago's restaurant. If, instead, you go in the main doors, you will need to take the stairs or the elevator down.

NOTE: Even if you take the elevator, there are still 6 steps to go down.



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Cost: $10 ($5 for seniors/students/unemployed)

No need to pre-register

Meditation at Noon

Come enjoy thirty minutes of guided relaxation meditation for the time-challenged. This is an opportunity for us to escape from the stress and worries of the day into the stillness of our own minds.

“When the flow of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep sense of happiness and contentment arises naturally from within.” -Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Meditations for Relaxation

Meditations for Relaxation

Enjoy meditations for relaxation, meditations for a clear mind, and meditations for a kind 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 ~ Greeley  

Heruka Buddhist Center in Greeley

710 Eleventh Ave, Room L30
Greeley, CO 80631

Tips on getting here

This is the old Greeley high school. It is next to the UCCC, Rec. Center, and Lincoln Park Library.

You may park in front or back. Or, there is a bus stop about 20' from the door on Eleventh Avenue at Eight St.

The easiest way to find room L30 is to enter the lower-level west doors on Eleventh Avenue, facing the Santiago's restaurant. If, instead, you go in the main doors, you will need to take the stairs or the elevator down.

NOTE: Even if you take the elevator, there are still 6 steps to go down.



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Cost: Free. Donations welcome.

Special Courses

Everyone welcome to these special courses and events!

Prayers on the Poudre

Sunday, June 11, at 10:00 am

Prayers on the Poudre

What? A fantastic Funraiser! Join us for guided meditation with Gen Rinzin and a beautiful scenic walk on a Sunday morning along the Poudre River, and raise money to support Heruka Buddhist Center in the process. Our goal is to raise $3,000, and every amount of donation/sponsorship helps.

We've chosen a beautiful location mid-way between Fort Collins and Greeley so our two Sanghas can meet and join together in supporting peace for our communities.

Shirt Mock Up

Location ~ Greeley  

Poudre Learning Center

8313 W F Street
Greeley, CO 80631



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Or Sponsor someone. You can give a name when you get to Paypal...

Foundation Study Program

In addition to weekly meditation classes, Heruka Buddhist Center in Greeley also offers Foundation Program for those who want to study Mahayana Buddhism through a structured in-depth program.

The Foundation Program provides a chance to deepen our knowledge and experience of Buddhism through a structured program of study and meditation classes. It forms a perfect basis for daily meditation practice.

Universal Compassion

Sundays at 6:00 to 8:00pm with occasional classes on other days. See schedule.

Universal Compassion

Practical instructions showing how to transform even the most difficult daily life experiences into opportunities for spiritual growth through developing and enhancing minds of universal love and compassion.

Benefits

The heart of Buddha’s teachings is unconditional love and compassion. In this inspiring explanation of the popular Buddhist poem Training the Mind in Seven Points, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso reveals powerful and far-reaching methods for us to develop these altruistic states. Ancient meditative techniques that have been tried and tested for centuries are brought alive and made relevant to our everyday experiences. Also included is a practical explanation of how we can transform our day-to-day problems—even the most demanding and difficult conditions—into opportunities for personal and spiritual development. By pointing the way to an unchanging freedom and happiness, this immensely readable book challenges us to grow, and will have a remarkable impact on our life.

Enrollment

In general, one may enroll at any time, and you may try two classes before enrolling. Particular class days are more conducive as 'trial days' so please contact us for a good day to come. If you decide to join us you can enroll right after the second trial class.

When: Introductory Class, Saturday, March 11, at 6pm. Class will meet once a week, Sundays at 6pm (subject to adjustment by group agreement)

Class Schedule (subject to adjustment)
Saturday, March 11

Introduction

Sunday, March 19

Class

Sunday, March 26

Class

Sunday, April 2

Class

Sunday, April 9

Class

Sunday, April 16

Discussion Class

BREAK

Sunday, April 30

Class

Sunday, May 7

Class

Saturday, May 13

Class

BREAK

Sunday, June 4

Class

Sunday, June 11

Class

Saturday, June 17

Discussion Class

BREAK

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 ~ Greeley  

Heruka Buddhist Center in Greeley

710 Eleventh Ave, Room L30
Greeley, CO 80631

Tips on getting here

This is the old Greeley high school. It is next to the UCCC, Rec. Center, and Lincoln Park Library.

You may park in front or back. Or, there is a bus stop about 20' from the door on Eleventh Avenue at Eight St.

The easiest way to find room L30 is to enter the lower-level west doors on Eleventh Avenue, facing the Santiago's restaurant. If, instead, you go in the main doors, you will need to take the stairs or the elevator down.

NOTE: Even if you take the elevator, there are still 6 steps to go down.



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The cost is $40/month.

Or $50/month for a Supporting Membership, which gives additional benefits.

Pay via paypal

  Quantity:

You may attend 2 classes for free before registering.


Chanted Meditations

Chanted meditations (pujas): The word puja is Sanskrit for offering. A Puja combines chanting and visualization with meditation.

Pujas are a special method for ensuring success in our meditation by purifying negativity, accumulating merit, and receiving blessings.

Why do chanted meditations?

People do pujas when they are stressed out, or feel like nothing is going their way. Or when there is something important that they want to go well. Or especially for daily peace of mind. People say, "Things just go better when I do Heart Jewel." Or Tara prayers, etc.

Everyone is welcome, and there is no charge.

Chanted meditations in Greeley are held on a weekly basis. Calendar of chanted meditations in Greeley

Heart Jewel

Mondays at 4pm

The core daily prayer practice of Kadampa Buddhists world-wide is called Heart Jewel. By reciting this prayer we can create the perfect conditions for successful meditation practice by purifying negativity, accumulating merit (good karma/positive mental energy), and receiving powerful blessings. Each session also includes silent time for contemplation and meditation.

That's all you really need to know. Just come and enjoy. It is very peaceful and helps with daily life in so many ways.

But if you want to know more... Technically, it is a Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the condensed sadhana of his Dharma Protector with short meditations on Lamrim and Mahamudra.

This puja includes two practices that come from the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. The first is a special Guru yoga in which we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa, who himself is a manifestation of Manjushri.

By relying upon this practice, we can purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. In this way, we will naturally accomplish all the realizations of the stages of the path of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular we will attain a very special Dharma wisdom.

The second practice is a method for relying upon the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Through this, we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favourable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our Dharma realizations.

If we rely upon the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden sincerely, our faith in Je Tsongkhapa will naturally increase and we will easily gain experience of the pure Buddhadharma transmitted directly to Je Tsongkhapa by the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri.

These two practices are the very essence of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. If we practice them regularly and sincerely, we will reap a rich harvest of pure Dharma realizations, and eventually come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment.

An extensive explanation of this sadhana can be found in the book Heart Jewel, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Location ~ Greeley  

Heruka Buddhist Center in Greeley

710 Eleventh Ave, Room L30
Greeley, CO 80631

Tips on getting here

This is the old Greeley high school. It is next to the UCCC, Rec. Center, and Lincoln Park Library.

You may park in front or back. Or, there is a bus stop about 20' from the door on Eleventh Avenue at Eight St.

The easiest way to find room L30 is to enter the lower-level west doors on Eleventh Avenue, facing the Santiago's restaurant. If, instead, you go in the main doors, you will need to take the stairs or the elevator down.

NOTE: Even if you take the elevator, there are still 6 steps to go down.



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Chanted meditations are free.

Everyone welcome!

Meditation in Greeley Calendar
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