Sundays ~ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Ongoing, starting Feb 17

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

Initial schedule: Sundays, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Schedule may be adjusted after the first class

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 Wednesdays, Sundays, or Tuesdays. 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
4:00 - 6:00Teaching 1
6:00 - 6:40Supper Break
6:40 - 8:00Teaching 2

Cost and Registration

To register, please see Tim Salemno or email him at

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.


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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