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]

New Location for Our Meditation Center

Our first class at Tergar Meditation Center in the Fisk Building is on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 1 to 3 PM.

The address for our class on February 25, 2018 is:

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

Community Meeting

We will hold a community meeting at Tergar Meditation Center in the Fisk Building on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 3 to 4 PM.

We will discuss our budget and plans for seeking a new meditation space for Bodhicitta Sangha for Khenpo Sherab Sangpo’s next series of teachings from October 2018 to June 2019.

The community meeting is open to everyone. Please join us!

Wisdom is produced with compassion as its root, the awakening mind of bodhicitta as its cause, and is perfected by skillful means.

Buddha

Stages of Meditation Retreat with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo

What: Stages of Meditation Retreat

When: Saturday, 3/10/18 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.

Where: Tergar Meditation Center, Fisk Building, 1621 East Hennepin Avenue, Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Cost: Teachings open to all. $60 tuition fee. Register via PayPal online at bodhicittasangha.org or call our Registrar in Minneapolis at 612-568-7880.

Topic: Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will offer teachings on the stages of meditation along the Buddhist path and offer essential, practical instructions on how to meditate with an open heart filled with love and kindness. Open to all who are curious, opened-minded, and wish to learn more about Buddhist philosophy and meditation. Please join us!

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

Community Celebration: Our 10th Year (2008-2018)

In May 2008, Bodhicitta Sangha | Heart of Enlightenment Institute was incorporated as a nonprofit in Minnesota.

Rain of Blessings Tsok Feast

Please join us to celebrate a ritual tsok feast to honor the anniversary of the passing of Khenchen Padma Tsewang, the first root teacher of Khenpo Sherab Sangpo, and to celebrate our 10th anniversary as a community.

We will practice The Rain of Blessings and The Glorious Perfect Vase, a Guru Yoga and Tsok Offering Connected to the Seven-Line Prayer by Mipham Rinpoche. Open to all.

If you have ritual items such as a bell, vajra, damaru, mala, or banker’s box  (for placing text and other ritual items), please bring them.

The tsok feast will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at:

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

Please register by March 4, 2018,  by calling Kelly O’Neil at 952-201-1053, or email Kelly. If you would like to volunteer to help make this event possible, please let Kelly know when you register.

We need you to register so that we know how much food to prepare and how many texts to print. If you still have your text from the last tsok feast in March 2016, and are willing to bring it again, tell Kelly that you don’t need a new text.

Suggested donation: $20 (via Paypal or check offered the day of the tsok feast)

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

The Heart Sutra is a very important teaching—the wisdom essence (sherab nyingpo) of the Buddha’s direct realization of emptiness.

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo

Teachings on Emptiness: The Heart Sutra

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo offers teachings on the four statements on form and emptiness from the Heart Sutra and guided meditation instruction on resting meditation—directly looking at the mind.

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