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).

Image of Khenpo Sherab Sangpo and Shakyamuni Buddha.


Meditation with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo

Our meditation retreats and classes are open to meditators of all levels regardless of whether you are a Buddhist or not. Join us as we listen, meditate, and grow in the Dharma together.


2020 Bodhicitta Sangha Teaching Schedule with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo.

2020 Teaching Schedule

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will be on retreat in Asia from June 2019 until January 2020. He will resume teaching at Clouds in Water Zen Center with a meditation retreat from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Click here to view a PDF of our 2020 teaching schedule with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo.

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



Lineage Study Group Fall Schedule

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

We meet to practice and to 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) 404-8489, if you have any issues connecting remotely, or Kelly O'Neil at (952) 201-1053, if you have general questions about the study group.


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.

How to Benefit Beings by Patrul Rinpoche

How to Benefit Beings by Patrul Rinpoche

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

How to Relax the Mind [6]

How to Relax the Mind [6]

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo, a professor of Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma Lineage (, 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!


Meditation Teachings & Retreat Schedule


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