Sunday Morning Meditation Class

10:30am — 12:00pm

In-person & Live-streamed

Main Teacher
Trina Gunther

January Series

How to Thrive in Uncertain Times

Uncertain times can be worrying and scary. However they can also be times of great spiritual growth and awakening. In this series we will be introduced to the special Buddhist approach to difficult times and painful experiences called Lojong, an approach that frees us from fear and worry and fills our life with purpose.

Using Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book The New Eight Steps to Happiness, we will explore  Lojong’s practical methods to find meaning and lasting happiness regardless of what happens.

Schedule & Registration

Sundays, 10:30am-12:00pm

$10 regular ($12 online) | Free for members

$7 for Student/Seniors ($9 online) (Enter discount code at checkout: KINDNESS)

Purchase Entire January Series
No Longer Available
Jan 2 - Our awakening
No Longer Available
No Longer Available
Jan 9 - Inspirational stories of love & courage
No Longer Available
No Longer Available
Jan 16 - Practical protection for our mind
No Longer Available
No Longer Available

Please note that our live-streamed (online) fees are slightly higher to offset the added live-stream technology and utility costs. We are a non-profit registered 501(c)3 organization; all our fees go to sustaining our ability to provide Kadampa Buddhist study programs and retreats.

Sunday Morning Meditation Class

10:30am — 12:00pm

In-person & Live-streamed

Main Teacher
Trina Gunther

February Series

Opening Our Heart

Often we assume that love only happens to us if we are lucky, and that we have no power to create such an experience at will. Reacting to the circumstances of our life we find it difficult to open our heart, even though this holds us back from better relationships and keeps us lonely and alienated from others.

Buddha taught that the warm, joyful experience of love can be our everyday reality. We can learn how to develop this happy state of mind regardless of our life circumstances. By practicing Buddha’s special methods of training the mind in love we can find our heart opening to everyone in our life!  

Using the first two verses from Eight Verses of Training the Mind, we will explore the role of love in our life and our real relationship with others, allowing our hearts to naturally open into an experience of connection, harmony and peace.

Schedule & Registration

Sundays, 10:30am-12:00pm

$10 regular ($12 online) | Free for members

$7 for Student/Seniors ($9 online) (Enter discount code at checkout: KINDNESS)

Purchase Entire February Series
Feb 6 - Why we need to actively love
Feb 13 - Kindness is everywhere if we look
Feb 20 - Becoming a love millionaire
Feb 27 - Finding others hidden beauty

Please note that our live-streamed (online) fees are slightly higher to offset the added live-stream technology and utility costs. We are a non-profit registered 501(c)3 organization; all our fees go to sustaining our ability to provide Kadampa Buddhist study programs and retreats.

About Sunday Mornings at Heruka Center

Living a Spiritual Life

These drop-in meditation classes help us orient our life from the mundane to the spiritual!  Learn Buddha’s timeless and universal wisdom for how to live your best, most magical life.  Each class consists of guided meditations, a short chanted prayer, a talk and time for questions.

Book Used:  The New Eight Steps to Happiness

The New Eight Steps to Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness explores how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, which has inspired generations of Buddhist practitioners for almost a thousand years. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights.

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.

Online Class Policy

  1. You agree that you will not record the class or share links.
  2. To enjoy our online classes, you must live in Northern Colorado, Wyoming, or the surrounding states of Montana, North & South Dakota, Utah or Idaho, or have a prior connection to Heruka Center. Otherwise, we ask you to please support your local Kadampa meditation center and register for their online classes instead.
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