Summer Sunday Mornings in Spring Park ~ July & August

10:30 - 11:30am

In-person only

Main Teachers:

Tim Salemno & Sarah Crutchfield

July & August Series

Summer of Love

Enjoy a “summer of love” with our meditations in Spring Park this summer!  Feel the grass between your toes and the warmth in your heart in these 1-hour classes on the essential Buddhist meditations on love from The New Meditation Handbook. Each class includes two guided meditations and a short talk. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary!

These classes are taught by Tim Salemno and Sarah Crutchfield, Kadampa teachers who have been studying meditation and Buddhism in-depth at Heruka Center for a number of years.

Spring Park, Fort Collins

2100 Matthews Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525  (SCROLL DOWN FOR DIRECTIONS)

Schedule & Registration

Sundays in Spring Park, 10:30-11:30am

$10 regular | Free for members

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

Purchase Entire Summer Series (July 3-August 21)
No longer available
Jul 3 - A balanced heart
No longer available
Jul 10 - Our special connection with all living beings
No longer available
Jul 17 - Seeing kindness all around
No longer available
Jul 24 - Sharing our love
No longer available
Jul 31- Letting go of our negativity
No longer available
Aug 7 - Love’s great benefits
No longer available
Aug 14 - Putting others first
Aug 21 - Giving love to everyone

Directions to Spring Park in Fort Collins

Spring Park sign and parking lot at the junction of Spring Park Drive and Matthews Street.

Spring Park

2100 Matthews Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525 

Spring Park is less than a mile away from Heruka Center, just off College Avenue, roughly mid-way between Prospect & Drake.

From College Avenue turn EAST onto Spring Park Drive at the traffic light. After 2 blocks, Spring Park Drive turns into Matthews Street, and at this junction is the sign and parking lot for Spring Park.

As much as possible our meditation classes will be located very near this parking lot in the shady tree-covered grassy area.

Click on the map below for the Google map location.

We'll be meditating under the shade of the tree canopy as much as possible! Please bring sun protection just in case.

Sunday Morning Meditation Class

10:30am —11:30am


Main Teacher
Trina Gunther

Special Class in Spring Park - Sunday August 28

Compassion for Animals

If we have a pet or have great fondness for animals we can easily see there is more to them than meets the eye!  From quirky personalities, senses of humor, strong feelings and real warmth and empathy, we can easily recognize that they are very similar to us. In this special class we will develop our love and compassion for animals by exploring Buddha’s teachings on the real identities of animals, as well as their special challenges and sufferings. We will also learn spiritual ways we can help them find lasting happiness and freedom.

Bring your pet for a guided meditation and blessing! 

Schedule & Registration

Sundays in Spring Park, 10:30-11:30am

$10 regular | Free for members

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

Aug 28 - Compassion for Animals

Sunday Morning Meditation Class

10:30am — 12:00pm

In-person & Live-streamed

Main Teacher
Trina Gunther

September Series


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 September Series
Sep 4 -
Sep 11 -
Sep 18 -
Sep 25 -

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.

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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