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 Four Noble Truths Meditation Retreat

We will practice guided meditation with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo and receive the first teaching that Shakyamuni Buddha gave after his enlightenment. The Four Noble Truths is the foundation of the Buddhist view that if the causes of suffering cease, then a profound peace can be recognized and experienced within this very life moment by moment. Buddha taught how to end the causes of suffering by working directly with our mind via meditation. In this retreat, we will connect the wisdom of The Four Noble Truths with our view, meditation, and conduct creating the causes for us to be more peaceful, kind, and loving beings. Please join us!

The retreat will be held at Bodhicitta Sangha-Minneapolis at Tergar Meditation Center, 706 North 1st Street, Suite 112, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Downtown Minneapolis – Warehouse District) on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Suggested donation is $60. Scholarships are available. Please contact our Registrar, Alan Lindblad, at 612-568-7880, to request a scholarship or to register via phone. Click on the button below to register on our website and to see the retreat schedule.


Preliminary Practices Meditation Retreat

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will offer instructions on the Preliminary Practices (Ngöndro) from The Profound and Secret Heart Essence of the Dakinis: The Chariot of Liberation. These meditation practices help us to remove obstacles in our lives by offering us a profound way to train our minds to recognize the essence of wisdom and compassion in our hearts. They also help us to recognize how meaningful our precious human lives are and help us to become gentle servants of everyone who walks the path of enlightenment with us. Open to all who wish to learn how to meditate to benefit all living beings by practicing the good heart of loving-kindness.

The retreat will be held at Bodhicitta Sangha-Hibbing at Kind Mind Meditation Center, 2602 1st Avenue, Hibbing, MN 55401 on Saturday, May 28, 2016, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Suggested donation is $45. Scholarships are available. Please contact our Registrar, Alan Lindblad, at 612-568-7880, to request a scholarship or to register via phone. Click on the button below to register on our website and to see the retreat schedule.


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 on topics such as how to practice calm-abiding meditation, how to bring more love and kindness into daily life, and how to make one’s life meaningful as a spiritual practitioner. Teachings include guided meditation and time for questions. Open to all. No need to preregister. Our next classes will be on:

  • Sunday, April 24 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 1 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
  • Sunday, May 8 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
  • Sunday, May 15 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM

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].


37 Stages of Instructions

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will offer ten seminars from the foundational practices up to the Dzogchen teachings of trekchö and tögal according to the key oral instructions of his Nyingma Dzogchen Lineage. Oral instructions are based on the teachings of Garab Dorje, Longchenpa, Rigdzin Jikmé Lingpa, Patrul Rinpoche, Mipham Rinpoche, Khenchen Padma Tsewang, Khenchen Jikmé Phuntsok, Khenchen Chöying Chapdal, Adzom Drukpa Rinpoche, and Dzogchen Master Tanpé Wangchuk.

The current monthly Saturday classes on our 2016 teaching schedule called 37 Stages of Instructions are open to students who have registered as of January 23, 2016. This 2016 class series is currently closed to new students. Khenpo Sherab Sangpo intends to offer the ten seminars again to new students. To register for the next seminar series, please fill out the registration form and you will receive an announcement when that class series is open to
 new students. Thank you.

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

Longchenpa thangka by artist Tara Di Gesu.

Online Teachings

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

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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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