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

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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

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).

37 Stages of Instructions

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will offer ten seminars from the foundational practices up to the Dzogchen teachings of trekchö and tögal according to the key oral instructions of his Nyingma Dzogchen Lineage. Oral instructions are based on the teachings of Garap Dorjé, Longchenpa, Rigdzin Jigmé Lingpa, Patrul Rinpoche, Mipham Rinpoche, Khenchen Padma Tsewang, Khenchen Jigmé Phuntsok, Khenchen Chöying Chapdal, Adzom Drukpa Rinpoche, and Dzogchen Master Tanpé Wangchuk.

The next cohort of students called “37 Stages of Instructions: Group Two (2017)” will have the first planning meeting and teaching with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo on December 17, 2016. If you wish to join this group, please register by December 15, 2016, by clicking on the blue box below that says: “Register for 37 Stages of Instructions.” Please note that these classes must be attended in person in Minneapolis. No video or webcast option is offered for this class series. Thank you.

If you are already part of Group One (2016) and practicing your 100,000 accumulation of Refuge for your ngöndro, you do not need to register again for the class series. Group One (2016) will meet on January 8, 2017, from 10:00 – 12:00 PM at Tergar. See teaching schedule for more details.

Questions? Contact our Teachings Coordinator, Kate Thomas (Gyurmé Chötso), at 651-647-6767 or [email protected]

Longchenpa thangka by artist Tara Di Gesu.

2017 Teaching Schedule

We are very happy that Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will be offering Sunday meditation classes, Saturday meditation retreats, two groups of the 37 Stages of Instructions class series, and a residential retreat during 2017.

Regarding our teaching schedule, please note:

  • Sunday meditation is open to all without prior registration. We hope you will join us whenever you can.
  • The 37 Stages of Instructions classes are open only to students who have prior permission from Khenpo Sherab Sangpo to attend. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Please register for all retreats on this website or by calling our Registrar at 612-568-7880.

You can download and print a PDF of Khenpo Sherab Sangpo’s teaching schedule from our SCHEDULE page. Questions? Contact our Teachings Coordinator, Kate Thomas (Gyurmé Chötso) at 651-647-6767, or email [email protected]

Sunday Meditation with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will resume Sunday meditation teachings in Minneapolis in December 2016. Teachings include guided meditation and time for questions. Open to all. No need to preregister.

  • Sunday, December 11 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
  • Sunday, December 18 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Bodhicitta Sangha-Minneapolis
Tergar Meditation Center
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Contact our Teachings Coordinator, Kate Thomas (Gyurmé Chötso) at 651-647-6767, or email [email protected]

Training the mind in these stages
Will join impermanence with the mind.


Garap Dorjé

The Tantra of the Sole Offspring

As unwavering mindfulness is essential to accomplishing all of our relative and ultimate spiritual goals, we will learn to apply mindfulness in our daily life with the aim to benefit ourselves and others with all of our mental, verbal, and physical actions. Teachings will alternate with sessions of guided meditation with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo. Open to all who wish to practice to benefit all living beings. Please join us!

Topic of The Application of Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

The Application of Mindfulness
Meditation Retreat with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo

Saturday, 1/21/17 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Registration opens at 8:30 am.

Teachings, guided meditation, and time for your questions will alternate with breaks for tea and lunch.

Bodhicitta Sangha-Minneapolis
Tergar Meditation Center
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Please register online via this Formstack link or by calling our Registrar (Alan Lindblad) in Minneapolis at 612-568-7880.

Cost: $60. You may pay for your retreat via the PayPal button below or via cash or check on the day of the retreat.

To volunteer at our retreats, please contact our Volunteer Coordinators, Colleen Hartwell at 520-404-8489, or Kelly O’Neil at 952-201-1053.

If you wish to take refuge vows at the retreat, please contact our Teachings Coordinator, Kate Thomas (Gyurmé Chötso) at 651-647-6767.

Please note that the parking lot on the corner is permanently closed and we no longer have free parking vouchers available from Tergar. The parking lot directly across the street is available for a fee. No charge for the on-street parking meters on weekends. Take the #7 bus or the green or blue line LRT stops in downtown Minneapolis closest to the Warehouse District. Arrange ride-sharing via our Dharma Discussion Group on Facebook.

Residential Retreat with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will teach a residential meditation retreat from Thursday, May 25 – Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day). The retreat will start with the evening meal on Thursday night and end after breakfast on Memorial Day.

The retreat center is located approximately 80 minutes from Minneapolis on a pristine lake with opportunities for canoeing, swimming, using the wood-fired sauna, and walking trails through the center’s beautiful woods and fields.

Koinonia Retreat Center
7768 Pilger Ave NW
South Haven, MN 55382

Registration details and retreat topic to be announced in January 2017.


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