Meditation Teachings

Bodhicitta Sangha Heart of Enlightenment Institute is a non-profit organization offering Tibetan Buddhist meditation classes and retreats taught by Khenpo Sherab Sangpo, a professor of Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma lineage.

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo’s teachings are open to all who wish to awaken bodhicitta via teachings and meditation practices that generate compassion and loving-kindness for all living beings.

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

37 Stages of Instructions

Beginning Meditation

PRACTICE RESOURCES for students beginning to learn about meditation and cultivating love and compassion.

Entering the Path

PRACTICE RESOURCES for students who are preparing to enter the Buddhist path by taking refuge vows.

Preliminary Practices

PRACTICE RESOURCES for students who are completing the preliminary practices (ngöndro).

Vajrayana Teachings

PRACTICE RESOURCES for students who are on the path of the Vajrayana and Great Perfection (Dzogchen).

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]

Meditation Retreat with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo

Criteria for Benefiting Beings by Patrul Rinpoche

Topic: Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will offer teachings and guided meditation on how to benefit living beings based on advice from Patrul Rinpoche, a great master in the Nyingma Lineage. Patrul Rinpoche (1808-1887) was considered an emanation of Shantideva and venerated in Tibet for his profound teachings on A Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva’s Life. This retreat will introduce his essential advice on practicing bodhicitta, compassion, and loving-kindness.

Open to all levels of meditators who wish to learn more about Buddhist philosophy and deepen their meditation practice. Please join us!


Clouds in Water Zen Center
445 North Farrington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Date: Doors open at 8:30 AM. Retreat is from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Parking: Free parking in Clouds in Water’s parking lot or on-street parking on North Farrington Street or Aurora Street.

Public Transportation: Clouds in Water Zen Center is located three blocks from the Green Line: Western Station.

Lunch: Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at our potluck lunch, if you wish. Tea will be provided for breaks between sessions.

Blessing Ceremony: We will have a blessing ceremony at the end of the retreat. Bring a prayer scarf (khata) to offer, if you wish.

If you have questions about volunteering at our retreat, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kelly O’Neil, at (952) 201-1053, or [email protected]

If you have questions about registration, please contact our Registrar, Colleen Hartwell, at (520) 404-8489, or [email protected]

If you have questions about our teachings, please contact our Teachings Coordinator, Kate Thomas (Gyurmé Chötso), at (651) 647-6767, or email [email protected]

Retreat Tuition: $60 payable online via PayPal. Cash or check (“Bodhicitta Sangha”) at registration table on day of retreat.

Video Teachings with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo

Supplication Prayer to Khenchen Jigmé Phuntsok

né chen riwo tsé ngé shying kham su
In the pure realm of the great sacred site, the Five-Peaked Mountain

འཇམ་དཔལ་ཐུགས་ཀྱི་བྱིན་རླབས་ཡིད་ལ་སྨིན། །
jampel tuk kyi jin lab yi la min
May the blessings of Mañjuśrī’s wisdom ripen in my mind.

འཇིགས་མེད་ཕུན་ཚགོ ས་ཞབས་ལ་གསལོ ་བ་འདེབས།།
jigmé pün tsok shyab la söl wa dep
Jigmé Phuntsok, at your feet I pray!

དགོངས་བརྒྱུད་རྟོགས་པ་འཕ་ོ བར་བྱིན་གྱིས་རློབས། །
gong gyü tokpa powar jin gyi lop
Inspire me with your blessings: transmit the realization of the wisdom-mind lineage!

Khenchen Jigmé Phuntsok

How to Relax the Mind [1]

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo, a professor of Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma Lineage (, offers teachings on how to relax and rest in the nature of mind. This ultimate wisdom, our buddha nature, is innate and natural to everyone, but temporarily covered by delusion and confusion. As Khen Rinpoche says in his teaching: “If we break through confusion, we can relax our mind […] and with wisdom we can solve all of our problems.” To do this, he advises that we need discipline (the method), meditation (the path), and wisdom (the goal). The teaching ends with a guided meditation and supplication prayer to Khenpo Sherab Sangpo’s root teacher, Khenchen Jigmé Phuntsok, to recognize the nature of mind through his root teacher’s blessings.

Support Us

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!


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