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).

Residential Retreat with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo on 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.

Meditation with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo

 

Image of Khenpo Sherab Sangpo and Shakyamuni Buddha.

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 Teaching Schedule

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will be on retreat in Asia from June 2019 until January 2020. Khenpo Sherab Sangpo 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.

Questions?

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

 

How to Relax the Mind on May 18, 2019

 

Image of Khenpo Sherab Sangpo for How to Relax the Mind, Video 6.

This class is open to all levels of meditators and is taught by Khenpo Sherab Sangpo. Our last class in this series will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

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

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.

Tsok Feast on June 1, 2019

 

Image of tsok feast for Khenchen Padma Tsewang.

We will celebrate a tsok feast at Clouds in Water Zen Center from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 1, 2019. We will practice the ritual feast text from Mipham Rinpoché called The Rain of Blessings and The Glorious Perfect Vase: A Guru Yoga and Tsok Offering (PDF).

Please register for the tsok feast so that we know how many copies of the feast text to print and how much food to prepare for our guests.

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.

Tsok Feast Registration Form

 

Tsok Feast Donation

Your donation will be used to buy the offerings and food needed for our tsok feast. Food will be prepared for all guests. Thank you for your generosity! Donate online now via PayPal.

 

37 Stages of Instructions on June 8, 2019

 

The next class in the 37 Stages of Instructions class series is open only to students from Group One. It will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 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.

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.

 

Lineage Study Group

 

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo's Five Root Teachers

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo's Five Root Teachers

Summer Schedule

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Tuesday, August 13, 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.

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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