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The Heart Sutra

Teachings and Retreat

August 17-18 | with Kadam Lucy James

August 17-18

with International Meditation Teacher, Kadam Lucy James

Registration & Cost

COST: TBA | Please pre-register*

Membership and low income discounts applied at checkout


No one turned away for lack of funds.

*Pre-registration makes check in simple and quick. Walk-ins are always welcome.


Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado

4840 West 29th Avenue
Denver, CO 80212

" Form is empty; emptiness is form. Emptiness is not other than form; form also is not other than emptiness.” ~ Buddha


Saturday August 17 

9-10.30 Teaching and meditation 1
11.30-12.45 Teaching and meditation 2
2.15-3.45 Teaching and meditation 3

Sunday August 18

9-10 Meditation with The Great Mother sadhana,
10.30-12 noon Teaching and meditation 4

About this Retreat

The Heart Sutra, or Essence of Wisdom Sutra, was spoken by Buddha Shakyamuni over 2600 years ago and has been studied and practiced ever since by generation after generation of meditators. It reveals the perfection of wisdom, the true nature of reality, and has liberated many minds.

Kadam Lucy will draw on teachings from Venerable Geshe Kelsang given in his last public appearance in Portugal October 2013, as well as on commentary given at the 2024 International Kadampa Summer Festival. Included will be an explanation of a powerful practice for removing obstacles in our lives, called The Great Mother.

“Thus I have heard. At one time, the Blessed One was dwelling in Rajagriha, on Massed Vultures Mountain, together with a vast assembly of monks and vast assembly of Bodhisattvas. At that time, the Blessed One was absorbed in the concentration of the countless aspects of phenomena called, ‘Profound Illumination...”

Studying the Heart Sutra by Buddha Shakyamuni unveils profound insights into the essence of wisdom and the nature of reality. This sacred text, revered in Mahayana Buddhism, serves as a concise yet comprehensive guide to understanding the fundamental teachings of emptiness, interdependence, and the nature of existence itself. It empowers us to embark on a path of profound spiritual awakening, guiding us towards genuine liberation and inner peace.

The New Heart of Wisdom

The main book used during this course will be The New Heart of Wisdom, available from our bookstore or


Kadam Lucy James

Kadam Lucy James has practiced and taught Kadampa Buddhism for over 40 years and is a senior teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition, invited to teach throughout America and Europe. She has a wealth of clear understanding and meditative experience of Buddha’s profound and liberating teachings, and is greatly appreciated for her ability to present them in accessible way.

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