Tuesdays and Fridays ~ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How to Understand the Mind


Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Taught by Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Course Descriptions

How to Understand the Mind

How to Understand the Mind

Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30pm
Starting June 2

This new book by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso offers us deep insight into our mind and how it works. It is a practical guide to developing a light, positive attitude – showing how to recognize and abandon states of mind that harm us, and to cultivate peaceful, positive states of mind that bring us happiness.

In this course, you will learn how to replace negatve states mind with beneficial ones. You’ll gain insight into the different types of mind and develop a deep understanding of meditation, bringing all you’ve learned about the mind into your practice. You’ll be able to use the insight you gain from the course to be happier, and to improve your life and the lives of others.

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 Heruka Center for a good day to come. If you decide to join us you can enroll right after the second trial class.

When: Class meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30pm

Cost: $60/month makes you a Supporting Member. For that cost, you get access to all the Foundation Program classes and recordings, as well as free access to all drop-in meditation classes, free access to most retreats at the center, and 1/2 price on all other events at Heruka Center except empowerments.


Class schedule
Oct 27Effort
Oct 30Effort and Suppleness
Nov 3Conscientiousness, and maybe Equanimity
Nov 6maybe Equanimity, and Non-Harmfulness
Nov 10OSG
Nov 13Virtue and Non-Virtue
Nov 17Delusion
Nov 20The Six Causes of Delusion
Nov 24Divisions of Delusion
Nov 27No Class: Concentration on Love Retreat
Dec 1Attachment
Dec 4Anger
Dec 8Deluded Pride
Dec 11Ignorance
Dec 15Deluded Doubt
Dec 18View of the Transitory Collection, 1
Dec 22No Class
Dec 25No Class
Dec 29No Class
Jan 1No Class
Jan 5View of the Transitory Collection, 2
Jan 8View of the Transitory Collection, 3
Jan 12more Deluded Views
Jan 15Aggression, Resentment, Spite, Jealousy
Jan 19Miserliness
Jan 22Concealment, Pretension, Denial, Self-Satisfaction
Jan 26Harmfulness, Shamelessness, Inconsideration,
Dullness, Distraction, Mental Excitement
Jan 29Melodious Drum
Feb 2Non-Faith, Laziness, Non-Conscientiousness
Feb 5Deluded Forgetfulness, Non-Alertness, Sleep
Feb 9Regret, Investigation, Analysis

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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.

Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center