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

The Heart of Life Meditation Class Series

In “The Heart of Life” Sunday class series, Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will offer teachings and meditation instructions from his forthcoming book. Teachings include guided meditation and time for questions. Open to all. No need to preregister. Our next classes in February will be on:

  • Sunday, February 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 21 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

Bodhicitta Sangha-Minneapolis meditates at Tergar Meditation Center, 706 North 1st Street, Suite 112, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Downtown Minneapolis – Warehouse District)

Suggested donation: $15

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


Open Awareness Meditation Retreat

Saturday, 3/05/16 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Registration opens at 8:30 am.

Tergar Meditation Center, 706 North 1st Street, Suite 112, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Downtown Minneapolis – Warehouse District)

Teachings open to all. $60 suggested donation. Scholarships available. Register online at bodhicittasangha.org or call our Registrar (Alan Lindblad) in Minneapolis at 612-568-7880.

We will practice open awareness meditation together with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo. Teachings will alternate with sessions of guided meditation. Open to all who wish to practice to benefit all living beings. Please join us!

As Garab Dorje says:

This view of the freedom from all elaboration is realized conclusively with the wisdom that is the insight of vipaśyanā—to rest evenly and one-pointedly in that state of śūnyatā without separating from the skillful means of the śamatha of loving compassion—is the meditation that unites emptiness and compassion.

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


Guru Yoga Meditation Retreat

Saturday, 2/27/16 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Registration opens at 8:30 am.

Bodhicitta Sangha – Ely, 13431 Bear Paw Trail, Ely, MN 55731, 218-365-4297 (Kim McCluskey)

Teachings open to all. $45 suggested donation. Scholarships available. Register online at bodhicittasangha.org or call our Registrar (Alan Lindblad) in Minneapolis at 612-568-7880.

Please join us for a retreat on Guru Yoga, a powerful meditation practice to merge our minds with the very heart of enlightenment—the heart of the Guru—who shows us our innate wisdom, love, and compassion. Open to all who wish to practice meditation to benefit all living beings!

As Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche says:

If you really wish to benefit others, the first step is to attain realization yourself. You must first mature your own mind otherwise you will be incapable of helping others. Giving other people water is impossible unless you have a jug with water in it. If it is empty, you might make the gesture of pouring but no water will come out.

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

Online Teachings

Watch Khenpo Sherab Sangpo’s weekly teachings and retreats on YouTube. Practice texts are available for download.

All Video Teachings

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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Practice Curriculum

Videos and Resources for the Buddhist Path

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).

Now Available:

Ngöndro Curriculum with videos and practice texts.

Outer Preliminaries and Inner Preliminaries

Meditation Teachings & Retreat Schedule

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Tergar

Lake Superior Interfaith Community Church

Kim McCluskey and Jean Gendreau

Kind Mind Meditation Center

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