To practice the good heart of love and compassion, there is no need to become a Buddhist. Whoever we are, we need a sincere, non-deceitful, kind heart. If we have it, we will definitely have a happy life and we can powerfully benefit others. The focus of my teachings is to guide my students in developing their bodhicitta, a kind heart filled with love and compassion for all living beings.Khenpo Sherab Sangpo
If you enjoy learning about meditation and Tibetan Buddhism via Khenpo Sherab Sangpo’s online teachings, please make a donation to support us. We are a 100% volunteer-staffed, non-profit organization that relies on our donors to make Khenpo’s teachings possible. Thank you for your generosity and kindness!
37 Stages of Instructions
Meditation with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo
Our meditation retreats and classes are open to students regardless of whether you are a Buddhist or not. We welcome you to join us if you would like to learn how to meditate or if you are curious about Buddhist philosophy.
Please note that teachings for 37 Stages of Instructions: Group One & Group Two are only open to students who have received prior approval from Khenpo Sherab Sangpo to attend. Please no drop-ins to this class series. These students have committed to a five-year practice schedule as a group. Thank you for your understanding.
Questions? Contact our Teachings Coordinator, Kate Thomas (Gyurmé Chötso) at 651-647-6767, or email [email protected]
When the five dark ages occur;
this is the way to transform them into the path of bodhi.
This is the essence of the amṛita of the oral instructions
that are handed down from the lineage of Serlingpa.
Having awakened the karma of precious training
and being urged on by my intense dedication,
I disregarded misfortune and slander
and received oral instructions on taming ego-clinging.
Now even at death, I will have no regrets.
Awakening the Mind: Seven Points of Mind Training
From May 25-29, 2017, Khenpo Sherab Sangpo, a professor of Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma Lineage, taught The Root Verses of the Seven Points of Mind Training along with his own commentary on the sixty-one slogans at a residential retreat called Awakening the Mind: Seven Points of Mind Training.
These slogans were brought to Tibet from India by Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Śrijñāna (Jowo Jé Palden Atisha), who was a great meditation master and scholar. His students founded the Kadampa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that is known for teaching oral instructions called lojong, or mind training, that can be memorized, meditated upon, and applied to one’s daily life post-meditation.
The sixty-one slogans as taught by Khenpo Sherab Sangpo were written down during the twelfth century by Chekawa Yeshé Dorjé (1101-1175), a famous Kadampa master from Tibet, who arranged the slogans into seven groups (or points) that exemplify the Mahāyāna view, meditation, and conduct.
These seven points are:
- Point One: the Preliminaries—the Basis for Dharma Practice (Slogan One);
- Point Two: the Main Practice—Training in Bodhicitta (Ultimate Bodhicitta—Slogans Two through Six) and (Relative Bodhicitta—Slogans Seven through Eleven);
- Point Three: Transforming Negative Circumstances into the Path of Enlightenment (Slogans Twelve through Seventeen);
- Point Four: Applying the Practice Throughout One’s Life (What to Do during Life and Death—Slogans Eighteen and Nineteen);
- Point Five: Evaluation of Mind Training (Slogans Twenty through Twenty-Three);
- Point Six: Disciplines of Mind Training (Commitments of Mind Training—Slogans Twenty-Four through Thirty-Nine);
- Point Seven: Guidelines of Mind Training (Slogans Forty through Sixty-One);
- and The Conclusion with Chekawa’s dedication verses.
The Root Verses of the Seven Points of Mind Training text is available on our Practice Texts page.