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!

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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).

2017-2018 Teaching Schedule

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will be in Asia from June through October 2017. Teachings will begin again in Minneapolis in November or December 2017. Please consider practicing The Melody of Immortality: A Prayer for Longevity to benefit Khenpo Sherab Sangpo and the long life of all Dharma teachers while he is traveling. Thank you.

We will keep you updated on Khenpo Sherab Sangpo’s 2017-2018 teaching schedule via this website and our newsletter. If you would like to stay in touch with other students of Khen Rinpoché please join our Dharma Discussion Group on Facebook.

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

When the five dark ages occur;
this is the way to transform them into the path of bodhi.
This is the essence of the amṛita of the oral instructions
that are handed down from the lineage of Serlingpa.
Having awakened the karma of precious training
and being urged on by my intense dedication,
I disregarded misfortune and slander
and received oral instructions on taming ego-clinging.
Now even at death, I will have no regrets.

Chekawa Yeshé Dorjé

Awakening the Mind: Seven Points of Mind Training

From May 25-29, 2017, Khenpo Sherab Sangpo, a professor of Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma Lineage, taught The Root Verses of the Seven Points of Mind Training along with his own commentary on the sixty-one slogans at a residential retreat called Awakening the Mind: Seven Points of Mind Training.

These slogans were brought to Tibet from India by Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Śrijñāna (Jowo Jé Palden Atisha), who was a great meditation master and scholar. His students founded the Kadampa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that is known for teaching oral instructions called lojong, or mind training, that can be memorized, meditated upon, and applied to one’s daily life post-meditation.

The sixty-one slogans as taught by Khenpo Sherab Sangpo were written down during the twelfth century by Chekawa Yeshé Dorjé (1101-1175), a famous Kadampa master from Tibet, who arranged the slogans into seven groups (or points) that exemplify the Mahāyāna view, meditation, and conduct.

These seven points are:

  • Point One: the Preliminaries—the Basis for Dharma Practice (Slogan One);
  • Point Two: the Main Practice—Training in Bodhicitta (Ultimate Bodhicitta—Slogans Two through Six) and (Relative Bodhicitta—Slogans Seven through Eleven);
  • Point Three: Transforming Negative Circumstances into the Path of Enlightenment (Slogans Twelve through Seventeen);
  • Point Four: Applying the Practice Throughout One’s Life (What to Do during Life and Death—Slogans Eighteen and Nineteen);
  • Point Five: Evaluation of Mind Training (Slogans Twenty through Twenty-Three);
  • Point Six: Disciplines of Mind Training (Commitments of Mind Training—Slogans Twenty-Four through Thirty-Nine);
  • Point Seven: Guidelines of Mind Training (Slogans Forty through Sixty-One);
  • and The Conclusion with Chekawa’s dedication verses.

The Root Verses of the Seven Points of Mind Training text is available on our Practice Texts page.

The video playlist for Awakening the Mind: Seven Points of Mind Training is available on our YouTube Channel.

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