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]

Retreat with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo

Topic: Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will offer teachings based on the meditation instructions of Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912), one of the great Buddhist meditation masters and scholars of modern times in Tibet. Mipham Rinpoche was a Nyingma lineage scholar and practitioner whose profound teachings are treasured by all who encounter them.

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

Location:

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 December 15, 2018.

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

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.

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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