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 teach how to practice Vajrasattva, the purification Buddha, whose meditation and mantra remove obstacles that prevent us from realizing the profound nature of reality as it is. Vajrasattva practice makes our innate compassion, loving-kindness, and wisdom shine brightly so we can be of benefit to all living beings. Please join us for this profound teaching!

To meditate on Vajrasattva is the same as to meditate upon all the Buddhas. His hundred-syllable mantra is the quintessence of all mantras.
– Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dates & Location

Sunday, 2/2/2014, 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.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

  • 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
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm – Practice Interviews (optional)
  • 1:30 – 2:45 pm – Teaching and Meditation
  • 2:45 – 3:00 pm – Break
  • 3:00 – 3:45 pm – Teaching and Meditation
  • 3:45 – 4:00 pm – Blessing Ceremony
  • 4:00 – 4:30 pm – 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. Here is a list of restaurants that serve vegetarian food and are located close to our retreat center.

Whole Foods (Soups, Salads, etc.)
222 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Gardens of Salonica (Greek)
19 Fifth Street NE, Minneapolis

Brasa (Creole, Caribbean)
600 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

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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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