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.

Teachings by Khenpo Sherab Sangpo 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.

 

How to Relax the Mind Class Series

An ongoing meditation class series open to all levels of meditators taught by Khenpo Sherab Sangpo. Please join us Saturdays from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, to listen, study, and contemplate the Buddhadharma together.

Please arrive by 1:45 PM and take your seat by 2:00 PM in the shrine room.

Class Schedule:

  • May 18, 2019

Topic: Khenpo Sherab Sangpo, a professor of Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma Lineage, offers teachings on how to relax and rest in the nature of mind. This ultimate wisdom, our buddha nature, is innate and natural to everyone, but temporarily covered by delusion and confusion. If we break through confusion, we can relax our mind, and with wisdom, we can solve all of our problems. To do this, we need discipline (the method), meditation (the path), and wisdom (the goal).

Location:

Clouds in Water Zen Center
445 North Farrington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55103

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.

Suggested Donation: $15, payable via cash or check at the door; or online via PayPal.



 

37 Stages of Instructions

The 37 Stages of Instructions teaching on June 8, 2019, are open to students who have received prior approval from Khenpo Sherab Sangpo to attend. 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]

 

Lineage Study Group

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019

We meet from 7:00 to 9:00 PM to practice and read biographies of teachers from our lineage together. We use Skype for remote students. Get your account and connect with Colleen Hartwell on Skype by searching for colleen.hartwell. Call Colleen at (520) 404-848, if you have any issues connecting remotely, or Kelly O'Neil at (952) 201-1053, if you have general questions about the study group.

Location:

Clouds in Water Zen Center
445 North Farrington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55103

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.

Suggested Donation: $15, payable via cash or check at the door; or online via PayPal.

 



Residential Retreat with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo
May 23-27, 2019

Image of Koinonia Retreat Center.Enjoy teachings, meditation, yoga, and quiet time at a retreat center on a wooded lake.

KOINONIA RETREAT CENTER
is located approximately 80 minutes from Minneapolis on a pristine lake with opportunities for meditation, yoga, canoeing, swimming, using the wood-fired sauna, and walking trails through the center’s beautiful woods and prairies.

Click here to learn more about the retreat and to register online.

 

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will teach meditation instructions on the union of one-pointed concentration of the mind (śamatha) and perfect discernment (vipaśyanā). These methods help us to achieve calm abiding, a state of quieting the conceptual mind, and insight that clearly sees the nature of the mind (rigpa).

Please join us for this precious opportunity to receive these essential instructions from Khenpo Sherab Sangpo’s lineage for stabilizing the mind to recognize its buddha nature.

Open to all who wish to practice meditation and to cultivate bodhicitta to benefit all living beings.

How to Benefit Beings by Patrul Rinpoche

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo, a professor of Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma Lineage (bodhicittasangha.org), offers essential teachings on Patrül Rinpoché’s criteria for benefitting beings in this series of four retreat videos.

How to Relax the Mind [6]

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo, a professor of Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma Lineage (bodhicittasangha.org), offers teachings on how to relax our mind and to recognize its innermost nature through teachings on three types of meditation: 1) renunciation mind to lessen our clinging to permanence (permanent self or phenomena); 2) bodhicitta mind to lessen our selfishness and to increase our great love for all beings; and 3) dzogchen mind to recognize the true nature of mind by cutting the root of our ignorance.

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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