Buddhist meditation transforms our mind into a positive state and gives our life great meaning. It improves the quality of our life on many levels – our relationships, our family, our work, and our physical and emotional well being - while guiding our life towards the pure happiness and freedom of spiritual fulfillment.
Learn the essential meditations of Buddhism in this weekly class with Susan Prentice and Buddhist nun Kelsang Evam.
Each class focuses on a particular meditation in the Buddhist path, using the special sequence of “Lamrim meditations” of Kadampa Buddhism. Lamrim means the “stages of the path to enlightenment” and condenses all of Buddha’s teachings into a systematic presentation ideal for modern daily meditation practice.
Nov 6 - Meditation on renunciation
Nov 13 - Meditation on abandoning self-grasping ignorance
Nov 20 - Meditation on the three higher trainings
Nov 27 - Meditation on true cessations
Dec 4 - Meditation on cherishing all beings
Dec 11 - Meditation on universal compassion
Dec 18 - Meditation on the supreme good heart
Dec 25 - NO CLASS - HOLIDAY BREAK
Jan 1 - NO CLASS - HOLIDAY BREAK
Jan 8 - Meditation on the six perfections
Jan 15 - Meditation on emptiness 1 - body
Jan 22 - Meditation on emptiness 2 - self
Jan 29 - Meditation on relying on the Spiritual Guide
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!
This book, 'The Mirror of Dharma With Additions' — Dharma means the teachings of enlightened beings — gives practical advice on how we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance, and how to make our human life meaningful.
The author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, is an internationally renowned meditation master and scholar. In this book, he explains as practical instructions the complete path to enlightenment, based on his deep experience gained from a lifetime spent in meditation.
With this new edition, the author has added inspiring heartfelt advice on how to engage successfully in daily meditation, as well as instructions that clarify important aspects of spiritual practice.
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.
Kelsang Evam is a Buddhist nun who has been a sincere practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism since 2013. She studies on Heruka Center’s in-depth study program, Foundation Program, and serves as the Education Program Coordinator. Evam is appreciated for her clarity and compassion, as well as her practical approach to meditation and Buddhist practice.
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