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

The New Heart of Wisdom: An Explanation of the Heart Sutra


Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Taught by Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Course Descriptions

The New Heart of Wisdom: An Explanation of the Heart Sutra

The New Heart of Wisdom: An Explanation of the Heart Sutra

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

Study The New Heart of Wisdom on Foundation Program!

  • Understand the relationship between our mind and our world
  • A special method for overcoming difficulties in daily life
  • Removing obstacles to realizing our full potential

The very heart of Buddha's teachings are the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. Study together Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's commentary to the Heart Sutra, also known as the Essence of Wisdom Sutra.

Those who wish to engage in this program should begin by consistently attending the drop-in classes on Wednesday or Sunday. If this is not possible, then you may wish to discuss with Gen Rinzin.

Foundation Program is a study and meditation program specially designed to help us take the teachings deep into our heart--to increase our Dharma experience and wisdom. Students undertake to read the material before class. Then Gen Rinzin gives the oral transmission of the text and additional commentary. We then discuss and decide how to practice the meaning until the next class. Then, to start the next class, we meditate on what we've studied and practiced. All together, we study, listen, discuss, practice, and finally meditate on the teachings. Through this we can expect to gain practical understanding and experience of Buddha's teachings.

Class schedule
Sun, Feb 17

1-3, 259-260

Thu, Feb 21


Sun, Feb 24


Thu, Feb 28

270-272, 7-8

Sun, Mar 3


Thu, Mar 7


Sun, Mar 10

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Thu, Mar 14

Group discussion
1-23, 259-272

Sun, Mar 17


Thu, Mar 21

Life of Buddha Video Night

Sun, Mar 24

NO CLASS: Prep for empowerment

Thu, Mar 28

NO CLASS: Prep for empowerment

Sun, Mar 31

NO CLASS: Amitayus retreat

Thu, Apr 4


Sun, Apr 7


Thu, Apr 11


Sun, Apr 14


Thu, Apr 18

Group discussion

Sun, Apr 21


Thu, Apr 25

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Sun, Apr 28

NO CLASS: US Festival

Thu, May 2


Sun, May 5


Thu, May 9


Sun, May 12


Thu, May 16

Group discussion

Sun, May 19


Thu, May 23


Sun, May 26

NO CLASS: Memorial Day weekend

Thu, May 30


Sun, Jun 2


Thu, Jun 6

Group discussion

Sun, Jun 9

NO CLASS: Wyoming Retreat

Thu, Jun 13


Sun, Jun 16


Thu, Jun 20


Sun, Jun 23


Thu, Jun 27

Group discussion

Sun, Jun 30

Review Class

Thu, Jul 4

No Class

Sun, Jul 7

Review Class

Thu, Jul 11

Review Class

Sun, Jul 14

Exam, 4:00 to 7:00 pm

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 contact Tim Salemno 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