Friday Meditation Class

5:30 - 6:15pm


With Qualified Teachers

Meditation Made Easy

Meditation often seems very difficult, but it becomes easier and more focused when we rely upon Buddha’s authentic meditation instructions. 

In these Friday after-work classes we learn Buddhist meditation practices and understandings to grow our own joyful meditation practice and experience real inner peace.

Join us weekly for these 45-minute classes in Heruka Center’s beautiful and quiet meditation room.


Class Schedule

Apr 28 - The meaning of our human life

A Special Breathing Meditation
May 5 - Blessed, not stressed with Resident Teacher Trina Gunther
May 12 - Mantra & breath with Resident Teacher Trina Gunther
May 19 - Purifying our self with Resident Teacher Trina Gunther
May 26 - Our Buddha nature with Resident Teacher Trina Gunther

Meditations for a Clear Mind
Jun 2 - Happiness and suffering depend on the mind
Jun 9 - Motivation & dedication
Jun 16 - What is the mind?
Jun 23 - Overcoming distractions
Jun 30 - The root mind
Jul 7 - Settling the mind

Meditations for a Kind Heart
Jul 14 - A kind heart
Jul 21 - Cherishing other is not difficult
Jul 28 - A web of kindness
Aug 4 - Cooling our anger with love
Aug 11 - Taking away suffering
Aug 18 - Destroying selfishness
Aug 25 - Giving happiness
Sep 1 - The blissful light of pure love

Class Fee

$10 per class

FREE for Members

Special note: Heruka Center is a non-profit organization which is entirely supported through our class fees, donations and memberships. We never turn away anyone for lack of funds - if you are unable to afford the listed class fee please feel welcome regardless and simply pay what you can.

If you attend regularly and would like to support our organization while enjoying the benefits of membership, please visit our Membership page for more information or to sign up. Thank you for your support!

About the Teachers

With Resident Teacher Trina Gunther

Trina Gunther is a long-time practitioner of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. She has studied and practiced in Dharma centers under Gen-la Dekyong and Gen Rigpa, and she has worked as Education Program Coordinator at centers in Los Angeles and the UK. She is an inspiring example of a lay practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism, and brings with her a wealth of practical experience of putting Buddha's teachings into practice amidst a busy daily life.

Sarah Crutchfield

Sarah is a heartfelt and sincere practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism, practicing in the Kadampa tradition since 2018. She studies on the Foundation Program at Heruka Center and volunteers as the ritual coordinator. Previously she served as Heruka Center’s Administrative Director. She is known for her love of Dharma and her warm, straightforward manner.

Tim Salemno

Tim began studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism in 2009. He is a student on the Foundation Program at Heruka Center, and dedicates many volunteer hours to helping Heruka Center offer Kadampa Buddhist classes and study programs in his role as the Education Program Coordinator. Tim is a business owner in Fort Collins and shows the example of integrating Buddhism and meditation practice into a busy work and family life. His teachings are appreciated for being accessible, relaxed and friendly.

Susan Prentice

Susan has been a sincere practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism since 2019. She studies on the Foundation Program at Heruka Center and generously dedicates many volunteer hours as Heruka Center’s treasurer. Through such dedicated volunteer activities, she shows the compassionate example of cherishing Buddha's teachings (Dharma) and ensuring that they will be available for many generations to come. She presents Buddha’s teachings with warmth and accessibility, and is appreciated for her enthusiasm for Dharma contemplation and study.

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