Khenpo Sherab Sangpo is a monk and professor in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He trained with some of the greatest meditation masters of Tibet, starting when he was seven years old. In addition to mastering many profound teachings of the Buddhist path, he spent several years meditating in solitary retreat. He travels the world teaching at monasteries in Tibet and Nepal, as well as at meditation centers in Asia and Europe. He teaches weekly meditation classes in Minneapolis and retreats at his centers in Minneapolis, Duluth, Ely, and Hibbing. He teaches in English and is loved for his warmth, kindness, laughter, and the joy with which he teaches his students to awaken their innate buddha nature.

Retreat Topic

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will give instructions on how to practice Guru Yoga, the merging of one’s mind with the Guru’s enlightened nature. Guru yoga is a powerful way to transform every event in our life into practice and to remove obstacles on the spiritual path that prevent us from recognizing the nature of our minds, our Buddha nature.

All accomplishments are due to the Guru’s blessings. We are not referring to minor accomplishments (…) but to supreme realization of the Guru’s enlightened nature, which is none other than our own Buddha nature. 

– Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dates & Location

Saturday, 12/21/13, 9 am – 4 pm.

Registration opens at 8:30 am at Tergar Meditation Center, 706 North 1st Street, Suite 112, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Downtown Minneapolis – Warehouse District).

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Retreat Schedule

Guided meditation teachings will alternate with breaks for tea and lunch.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am – Registration Check-in
  • 9:00 – 10:30 am – Teaching and Meditation
  • 10:30 – 11:00 am – Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Teaching and Meditation
  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:45 pm – Teaching and Meditation
  • 2:45 – 3:00 – Break
  • 3:00 – 3:45 pm – Teaching and Meditation
  • 3:45 – 4:00 pm – Blessing Ceremony
  • Refuge Vows (optional)

Blessing Ceremony

At the end of the retreat, there will be a blessing ceremony where it is traditional to offer the teacher (Khenpo Sherab Sangpo) a prayer scarf with the eight auspicious symbols, called a Katak in Tibetan, along with a red envelope with a donation and/or promise to practice. If you have a Katak, you may bring it to the meditation retreat for the blessing ceremony. We will also have them for sale for $5 at the retreat. You respectfully offer the prayer scarf to the teacher with your hands and the teacher responds by blessing you by placing the scarf around your neck.

Refuge Vows

If you wish to take refuge vows from Khenpo Sherab Sangpo, please call our Teachings Coordinator, Kate Thomas (Gyurmé Chötso) at 651-647-6767, or email Kate. She will provide you with the refuge vow ceremony text that you may read before the retreat.

Minneapolis Restaurants & Hotels

Eat lunch where you wish in Minneapolis. Gorkha Palace serves vegetarian food and is located close to our retreat center.

Gorkha Palace
23 4th St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 886-3451

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If you have questions about the retreat that are not related to registration, please call our Teachings Coordinator, Kate Thomas, (Gyurmé Chötso) at 651-647-6767.

Cost & Registration

Retreat cost is $60.

Work-study scholarships are available. If you would like to apply for a work-study scholarship, please contact our Registrar (Mary MacEachen) in Minneapolis at 612-568-7880.

Any donation amount to our Scholarship Fund is much appreciated and helps us keep these precious teachings open to all students.

If you would like to sponsor one of our work-study students, please make a donation to our Scholarship Fund via the PayPal button below.


Register here online or call our Registrar (Mary MacEachen) in Minneapolis at 612-568-7880.

How to register:

  1. Fill out our online registration form (via Formstack). After you submit your registration form, you will be taken to PayPal to pay your retreat fee of $60.Register Online
  2. Pay your retreat cost of $60 via PayPal.
  3. Or, mail a check for $60 made out to “Bodhicitta Sangha” to the attention of our Registrar (Mary MacEachen) to:

Bodhicitta Sangha | Heart of Enlightenment Institute

810 1st Street South, Suite 200

Hopkins, MN 55343-7668

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