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

Joyful Path of Good Fortune

Ongoing

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
Sunday, April 12th

Preface, ix-4

Thursday, April 16th

The qualities of the author, 5-10

Sunday, April 19th

Atisha's work of spreading Buddhadharma, 10-16

Thursday, April 23rd

The qualities of the teaching, 17-20

Sunday, April 26th

None of Buddha's teachings are contradictory, 21-24

Thursday, April 30th

Discussion

Sunday, May 3rd

Listening to and teaching Dharma, 25-29

Thursday, May 7th

Developing respect for Dharma and its teacher, 30-33

Sunday, May 10th

How to teach Dharma, 33-36

Thursday, May 14th

The attitudes to cultivate, 37-41

Sunday, May 17th

Cleaning the meditation room, 42-45

Thursday, May 21st

Discussion

Sunday, May 24th

NO CLASS - SPRING FESTIVAL

Thursday, May 28th

Setting up a shrine, 45-48

Sunday, May 31st

Arranging suitable offerings, 48-52

Thursday, June 4th

Going for refuge, 52-57

Sunday, June 7th

Going for refuge, cont'd, 57-60

Thursday, June 11th

Generating bodhichitta, 60-63

Sunday June 14th

NO CLASS - EMPOWERMENT RETREAT

Thursday, June 18th

Discussion

Sunday, June 21st

Immeasurable compassion, 64-67

Thursday, June 25th

Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

Sunday, June 28th

Accumulating merit and purifying negativity, 67-72

Sunday, July 12th

Offering, 86-88

Thursday, July 16th

Confession, 88-92

Sunday, July 19th

Beseeching the Buddhas not to pass away, 92-96

Thursday, July 23rd

Discussion

BREAK for Summer Festival

Sunday, August 9th

Dedication, 96-100

Thursday, August 13th

Requesting, cont'd, 100-105

Sunday, August 16th

What is meditation? 106-108

Thursday, August 20th

What is meditation, cont'd, 109-112

BREAK for "Wyoming" Retreat

Thursday, August 27th

Relying upon a Spiritual Guide, 113-116

Sunday, August 30th

Discussion

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

Discussion

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

The remaining four freedoms, 126-130

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

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

Discussion

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

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

Meditation on death, 144-148

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

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

Discussion

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

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

The human body is very fragile, 164-167

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

The sufferings of the lower realms, 172-175

Discussion

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

Discussion

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

Discussion

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

Discussion

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

Discussion

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

Discussion

Review class

Review class

Review class

Exam


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.

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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.

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