937-244-1961 | 1570 S. 1st Avenue, suite I, Iowa City, IA 52240 | sangha@milarepaiowa.org

Welcome!

 

Milarepa Buddhist Center began in 2016.  We work at the direction of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, Khenchen Konchok Gyatshen Rinpoche and other esteemed lamas in the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.  We are form is a place for the nurturing of inner peace, understanding, kindness, and compassion. Our aim is to provide a program of meditation and wisdom studies taught by qualified lay people, lamas and other Tibetan teachers.

The Milarepa Center provides instruction in meditation and philosophy in a way that is applicable to both non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike. The Center also serves as the focal point for forming spiritual community where we support one another in our practice and benefit the larger community as well.

Join us for classes, events, and weekly meditation.

May, 2019 Programs

THE FOUR THOUGHTS THAT TURN THE MIND TO DHARMA
Teachings by Ina Trinley Wangmo

May 25-26, 2019

4 REGISTRATION OPTIONS

1. Non-members
Saturday teachings: $30
Sunday teachings: $30
*Saturday & Sunday fees include lunch


2. Members
Saturday teachings: $20
Sunday teachings: $20
*Saturday & Sunday fees include lunch
Become a member here.


3. Students
Saturday teachings: $15
Sunday teachings: $15
*Saturday & Sunday fees include lunch


4. Scholarships
Scholarships are available by contacting Ellen Marie
at sangha@milarepaiowa.org or text: 937-244-1961. 

This May we are delighted to sponsor Ina Trinley Wangmo in Iowa City to teach in Iowa City for the first time.  Ina has served as Garchen Rinpoche’s translator for over ten years.  Join us for a detailed teaching on the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Dharma. These teachings provide a foundation for all Buddhist learning and practice. They are the thoughts that we return to again and again on our spiritual path.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

 

SATURDAY, MAY 25  

Morning session: 9–noon
Teachings on The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Dharma:  Precious Human Birth

Lunch Break:  noon-2pm 
a light vegetarian meal will be offered as part of your registration

Afternoon Session: 2-4pm
Teachings on The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Dharma:  Impermanence


SUNDAY, MAY 26 

Morning session: 9–noon
Teachings on The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Dharma:  Karma: Cause and Effect

Lunch Break:  noon-2pm 
a light vegetarian meal will be offered as part of your registration

Afternoon Session: 2-4pm
Teachings on The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Dharma:The Disadvantages of Samsara
2-4pm

 


EVENT LOCATION: The location will be announced after registration is complete. It will either be at our center or at the center director’s home in Iowa City.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration: online is best for us to get things prepared –  or at the door

Seating: There will be cushions and chairs available.

Volunteer Opportunities:  There are volunteer opportunities still available for this visit. These include things like bringing flowers and serving tea. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering:   sangha@milarepaiowa.org

About Donations:    Making teachings available from visiting teachers involves expenses for our young community. These include transportation costs, translator fee, and publicity. Most importantly, as a community we will make an offering to the lama at the end of his visit. Your donation will make the communal offering possible.  At the same time, your donations are the beginning of building something for future generations in Iowa City –a vibrant community that is able to offer a full range of opportunities for both practice and study in Buddhism.   No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Questions:   sangha@milarepaiowa.org or 937-244-1961

THIS WEEK AT MILAREPA CENTER:

We are able to offer classes and meditation at minimal cost due to the generosity of our members. Please consider donating on a monthly basis. In the next 9 months we have several special expenses including paying for our 501(c)3 application.  So please consider becoming part of our community!

 

SPRING, 2019 CLASSES

The Journey Within

This Spring Tim will offer his wonderful introduction to meditation class once again. Everyone is welcome to attend – including those who have already attended this class. 

teacher:  Tim M.

7 Wednesdays: May 15 | May 22 | May 29 | June 5 | June 12 | June 19 | June 26

time: 7–8:30pm

place: Milarepa Buddhist Center, 1570 S. 1st Avenue, suite I, Iowa City, IA 52240


ABOUT TIM:  Tim Mullaney, PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, has been a meditator and practitioner in the Karma Kagyu lineage for nearly 40 years. His teachers include Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche and Tai Situ Rinpoche. Tim is also a psychologist and has extensive background working with mindfulness training in professional, non-religious settings.

4 REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

Non-member: $42

Student: $20

Scholarships

Scholarships are readily available by contacting Ellen Marie at sangha@milarepaiowa.org or text: 937-244-1961.

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