~ Sunday 4:00-6:00pm, Thursday 6:30-8:30pm

Joyful Path of Good Fortune


Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Taught by Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Course Descriptions

Joyful Path of Good Fortune

Joyful Path of Good Fortune

Meets twice weekly:
Sundays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and
Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Joyful Path of Good Fortune by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Learn and study the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment!

Joyful Path is a clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. It is a commentary to Atisha’s Lamrim instructions, the stages of the path to enlightenment. Through these teachings, we gain the ability to put all Buddha’s teachings of both Sutra and Tantra into practice. We can easily make progress on and complete the stages of the path to the supreme happiness of enlightenment.

In the first section, we will learn classical Buddhist teachings such as how to purify karma, how to set up a shrine with offerings, and how to meditate. We will study extensively about karma, going for refuge, and much more.

This is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.

You may try two classes for free. To register for the course, or for the free classes, please contact us.

Class schedule
Thursday, August 27th

Relying upon a Spiritual Guide, 113-116

Sunday, August 30th


Thursday, September 3rd

We progress towards enlightenment, 117-120

BREAK: SW Dharma Celebration

Thursday, September 10th

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Sunday, September 13th

Our experiences of spiritual..., 120-124

Thursday, September 17th

How to rely upon our Spiritual Guide by developing faith and respect, 124-128

Sunday, September 20th

How to develop conviction that our Spiritual Guide is a Buddha, 128-133

Thursday, September 24th

How to develop respect for our Spiritual Guide by remembering his or her kindness, 134-137

Sunday, September 27th


Thursday, October 1st

How to rely upon our Spiritual Guide by engaging in actions of service and devotion, 138-142

Sunday, October 4th

Our Precious Human Life, 143-149

Thursday, October 8th

The remaining four freedoms, 126-130

Sunday, October 11th

Meditating on the great value of our precious human life, 130-133

Thursday, October 15th

Meditating on the great value of our precious human life, cont'd, 133-136

Sunday, October 18th


Thursday, October 22nd

When we meditate on the great value and rarity, 136-139

Break for Fall Festival

Thursday, October 29th

Training the mind in the actual methods for taking the essence of our precious human life, 139-143

Sunday, November 1st

Meditation on death, 144-148

Thursday, November 5th

Even if...our practice will not be pure, cont'd, 148-151

Sunday, November 8th

We engage in Dharma practice sincerely and energetically, 152-155

Thursday, November 12th


Sunday, November 15th

Using three ways of reasoning to gain conviction that death is certain, 155-159

Thursday, November 19th

Death will come regardless of whether or not we have made the time to practice Dharma, 159-164

Sunday, November 22nd

The human body is very fragile, 164-167

Thanksgiving Break

At the time of death even our body is of no use, 167-171

The sufferings of the lower realms, 172-175


Reasoning using external signs, 175-177

Considering how the world as it appears to us depends upon karma, 178-181

The sufferings of beings in the neighboring hells, 181-184

The sufferings of hungry ghosts, 185-188

Going for refuge, 189-193


Going for refuge, cont'd, 193-196

The Buddha Jewel, cont'd, 197-200

The Dharma Jewel, 200-202

The Sangha Jewel, 203-206

Buddha is very skillful in liberating living beings, 206-209


Going for refuge understanding the different natures of the Three Jewels, 209-213

The measurement of going for refuge perfectly, 213-216

We are held back from falling into the lower realms, 216-219

The general commitments, 219-223

Remembering the benefits of going for refuge..., 223-226


Karma, 227-230

The results of actions are definite, 230-233

If an action is not performed..., 233-236

Particular types of action and their effects, 237-240

Sexual misconduct, 241-244


Malice, 245-247

The effects of non-virtuous actions, 248-251

Virtuous actions and their effects, 251-254

Virtuous actions and their effects, cont'd, 254-256

Throwing actions and completing actions, 257-260

Their causes, 260-263


Review class

Review class

Review class


Cost and Registration

To register, please see Tim Salemno or email him at info@meditateinfortcollins.org

Cost for Foundation Program is to be a Supporting Member, which is $60/month, and includes half-price or free access to all events at Heruka Buddhist Center, see the Supporting Member page for details.

If you would like to pay you dues here, you may.

Foundation Program is also available via correspondence, for those who live at a distance or would have other obstacles to attending. Please email info@meditateinfortcollins.org for details.


Names of attendees:

(other notes are OK as well)

Credit/debit cards work too!

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