Teaching Schedule

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 Teaching Schedule

2020 Bodhicitta Sangha Teaching Schedule

What: Our meditation retreats and lineage study group classes are open to everyone. Our 37 Stages of Instructions classes are only open to students with prior permission from Khenpo Sherab Sangpo to attend.

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

Where: 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.

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

I am the yogi Milarepa, who looked directly and saw the nakedness of my mind.
Without complications, it is like the sky.
See the sky and rest naturally,
And you will be able to see the innermost nature of mind.

Teachings on Buddha Nature 

Retreat with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo on February 15, 2020

Retreat Topic: Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will offer teachings and guided meditation on buddha nature. Our buddha nature is the innermost nature of the mind. With diligent practice and devotion to our lineage, our inner guru—our buddha nature—can be revealed and realized. This is liberation in Buddhism.

Teachings, guided meditation and time for your questions will alternate with breaks for tea and vegetarian lunch. Teachings are open to all. Please join us.

When: Saturday, 2/15/20 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Registration opens at 8:30 AM. Please arrive by 8:45 AM and be seated by 9:00 AM.

Where: 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.

Cost: $60 tuition fee. Register online via Formstack or call our Registrar (Colleen) at (520) 404-8489. Pay your tuition fee of $60 via PayPal or bring a check or cash to the retreat center on February 15, 2020.

Click to view or print a PDF of the retreat poster.

If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner.

If you are attached to saṃsāra, you do not have renunciation.
If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhicitta.

If there is grasping, you do not have the view.

Parting from the Four Attachments

Retreat with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo on March 21, 2020

Retreat Topic: Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will offer teachings and guided meditation on Parting from the Four Attachments, a short teaching spoken by Mañjuśrī to the Sakya patriarch, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo.

Teachings, guided meditation and time for your questions will alternate with breaks for tea and vegetarian lunch. Teachings are open to all. Please join us.

When: Saturday, 3/21/20 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Registration opens at 8:30 AM. Please arrive by 8:45 AM and be seated by 9:00 AM.

Where: 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.

Cost: Teachings open to all. $60 tuition fee. Register online via Formstack or call our Registrar (Colleen) at (520) 404-8489. Pay your tuition fee of $60 via PayPal or bring a check or cash to the retreat center on March 21, 2020.

Click to view or print a PDF of the retreat poster.

Grant your blessings so that my mind will follow the Dharma.
Grant your blessings so that the Dharma will become my path.
Grant your blessings so that the path will clarify confusion.
Grant your blessings so that confusion will dawn as wisdom.

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

Retreat with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo on April 18, 2020

Retreat Topic: Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will offer teachings and guided meditation on The Four Dharmas of Gampopa, a short teaching from a Buddhist master who achieved enlightenment in the eleventh century with the guidance of his teacher, Milarepa.

Teachings, guided meditation and time for your questions will alternate with breaks for tea and vegetarian lunch. Teachings are open to all. Please join us.

When: Saturday, 4/18/20 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Registration opens at 8:30 AM. Please arrive by 8:45 AM and be seated by 9:00 AM.

Where: 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.

Cost: Teachings open to all. $60 tuition fee. Register online via Formstack or call our Registrar (Colleen) at (520) 404-8489. Pay your tuition fee of $60 via PayPal or bring a check or cash to the retreat center on April 18, 2020.

Click to view or print a PDF of the retreat poster.

Shamatha is the one-pointed concentration of the mind;
Vipashyana is perfect discernment.

Kamalashila's Stages of Meditation

Residential Retreat with Khenpo Sherab Sangpo on May 21-25, 2020

Retreat Topic: Khenpo Sherab Sangpo will offer teachings and guided meditation on Kamalashila's Stages of Meditation, a fundamental text in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition known for its pith instructions on how to practice śamatha and vipaśyanā meditation.

Enjoy teachings, meditation, yoga, and quiet time at a retreat center on a wooded lake.

When: Starts with the evening meal on May 21, 2020, and ends with breakfast on May 25, 2020.

Where: Koinonia Retreat Center

If you would like to be alerted when registration for this retreat is open, please contact our Teachings Coordinator, Kate Thomas (Gyurmé Chötso), at (651) 647-6767, or email [email protected]

Khenpo Sherab Sangpo has completed his study and practice of Buddhist ritual and received a virtual ocean of teachings from great Buddhist masters, including Kyabjé Jigmé Phuntsok, Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and Adzom Druktrul Rinpoche. Not only has he thoroughly studied and contemplated all these teachings on Buddhist sutra and tantra, he has brought this process to fruition.

-Khenchen Padma Tsewang

Lineage Study Group

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 28, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM
  • No class in April 2020
  • No class in May 2020

We meet to practice the Dzogchen Lineage Supplication 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.

Where: 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 make a donation online via PayPal.

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