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

How to Understand the Mind

Ongoing, starting May 2

Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Taught by Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Course Descriptions

How to Understand the Mind

How to Understand the Mind

Tuesdays at 6:30pm

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 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.


Tentative Syllabus
May 2Intro, What is the Mind, How the Mind is Able to Move
9Levels of Mind, Primary Minds and Mental Factors
16Conceptual Minds
23Conceptual Minds
30Non-Conceptual Minds
June 6Discussion Class
13Sense Awareness
20Mental Awareness
Summer Break
August 15Sense Direct Perceivers
22Mental Direct Perceivers
29Yogic Direct Perceivers
September 5Discussion Class
12Subsequent Cognizers
19Divisions of Subsequent Cognizers
26Offering to the Spiritual Guide
International Fall Festival
October 17Recognizers
24Correct Beliefs
31Non-Ascertaining Perceivers
November 14Discussion Class
21Non-Deluded Doubts
28Wrong Awarenesses
December 5Valid and Non-Valid Cognizers
12Valid and Non-Valid Cognizers
Holiday Break

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