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

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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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]

The Wheel of Life Meditation Retreat

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will teach on the symbolism of the wheel of life (Skt. bhavacakra; Tib. སྲིད་པའི་འཁོར་ལོ་, sipé khorlo) within Buddhism. It is believed that the Buddha himself used the wheel of life diagram to teach about the cycle of existence. Each wheel represents an aspect of conditioned (samsaric) existence that gives rise to suffering. The retreat will include teachings on the three poisons, karma, the six realms, the twelve links of interdependent origination, impermanence, and pointing out the potential for liberation (enlightenment).

Retreat includes teachings and guided meditation by Khenpo Sherab Sangpo.

Open to all who wish to practice bodhicitta to benefit all living beings.

Time: Saturday, May 12, 2018; Retreat center opens at 8:30 AM, with teachings from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Retreat Center:

Bodhicitta Sangha–Minneapolis
Tergar Meditation Center
Fisk Building
1621 East Hennepin Avenue, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tea breaks and vegetarian potluck lunch served at the retreat center. Bring a vegetarian dish to share, if you wish.

If you would like to volunteer at this retreat, please call Kelly O’Neil at (952) 201-1053, or email Kelly O’Neil.

Suggested donation: $60 via PayPal or via cash or check offered on the day of the retreat.

If you need assistance with retreat registration, please call our Registrar, Colleen, at (520) 404-8489, or email Colleen Hartwell.

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will teach on the Je Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa’s fourteen verses on the three most important aspects of the Buddhist path: renunciation, bodhicitta, and wisdom. This short text (Tib. ལམ་གཙོ་རྣམ་གསུམ་, Wyl. lam gtso rnam gsum) has been translated into English as Three Principal Aspects of the Path.

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo received this text from his root teacher, Khenchen Jigmé Phuntsok, on many occasions.

Please join us for this precious opportunity to receive these teachings essential to understanding the Buddhist path along with guided meditations on generating a mind filled with pure renunciation, pure motivation of bodhicitta, and wisdom.

Open to all who wish to practice bodhicitta to benefit all living beings. Image of Je Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa

Video Teachings with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo

We all have the potential to develop fully like Buddha. When you have had a genuine experience of your own wisdom, you will recognize your own potential. Khenpo Sherab Sangpo

Peace in Everyday Life

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo offers a teaching on the benefit of experiencing both happiness and suffering in everyday life. When we embrace all of our experiences with equanimity, we recognize that they share the same source, our own mind. Developing equanimity enhances our peace in everyday life and empowers us to move with resiliency and courage (natural self-confidence) through life. Our mind is open and vast spaciousness that gives birth to everything. When we recognize this, we can relax and relate to it with an evenness that instills great confidence and peace of mind. Teaching includes instruction on developing loving-kindness, patience, and mindfulness in daily life; along with a guided meditation on practicing objectless shamatha meditation (calm-abiding), where one rests the mind in its natural, open, relaxed state.

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