Monday Evening Class

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Main Teachers: Tim Salemno & Sarah Crutchfield

About our Monday Evening Classes:
Introduction to Buddhism

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.

Learn the essential meditations of Buddhism in this weekly class with Tim Salemno and Sarah Crutchfield.

Each class focuses on a particular meditation in the Buddhist path, using the special sequence of meditations known as “Lamrim,” meaning “stages of the path to enlightenment.”

Class Schedule

Feb 6 - Meditation on the preciousness of our human life
Feb 13 - Meditation on death
Feb 20 - Meditation on rebirth
Feb 27 - Meditation on refuge

Mar 6 - Meditation on karma
Mar 13 - Meditation on renunciation
Mar 20 - Meditation on abandoning self-grasping ignorance
Mar 27 - Meditation on the three higher trainings

Apr 3 - NO CLASS - Southwest Dharma Celebration
Apr 10 - Why do we need to practice Buddha's teachings?
Apr 17 - Meditation on true cessations
Apr 24 - Meditation on cherishing all beings
May 1 - Meditation on universal compassion
May 8 - Meditation on the supreme good heart

May 15 - Meditation on the six perfections
May 22 - Meditation on emptiness
May 29 - Meditation on relying on the Spiritual Guide

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!

The Mirror of Dharma

This class is based on the 15 Lamrim meditations presented in the book The Mirror of Dharma (with Additions) by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

This special sequence of meditations awaken our wisdom and compassion, enabling us to reach our highest spiritual goals. These timeless meditations are perfectly suited to modern life – helping us to build a foundation of inner peace within our busy & often stressful lives.

This book is available for purchase in our bookstore, and as an e-book or audio book online from Tharpa Publications.

Mirror of Dharma  ebook - Tharpa Publications

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.

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