11/19/22 We are temporarily closing the center while we look for a new space.
In the past few months, we have very much enjoyed renting a room at the Catholic Worker House and getting to know their community. At this point though, their Board has determined that they need the space for activities closer to their mission. We have been looking for a space that might work for us for several weeks. However, so far nothing has emerged. We are continuing to look and our realtor has assured us that something will become available. But in the meantime, we have decided to temporarily close the center so we can turn the space back over to the kind folks at the Catholic Worker House.

Garchen Mila Buddhist Center

a Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Center serving eastern Iowa

We are a home for meditation, the cultivation of compassion and community. We are dedicated to providing a place of refuge, tranquility and the philosophical teachings of Tibetan Buddhism.

The center is under the spiritual direction of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche who is one of the most revered teachers in the Drikung Kagyu tradition and famous for his vast realization, attainment, and great compassion.

Everyone is welcome at the center.  All that’s required is your wise and open heart.

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We are temporarily closing the center while we look for a new space.
In the past few months, we have very much enjoyed renting a room at the Catholic Worker House and getting to know their community. At this point though, their Board has determined that they need the space for activities closer to their mission. We have been looking for a space that might work for us for several weeks. However, so far nothing has emerged. We are continuing to look and our realtor has assured us that something will become available. But in the meantime, we have decided to temporarily close the center so we can turn the space back over to the kind folks at the Catholic Worker House.


Konchok Thupsang has returned to Garchen Buddhist Institute
As of late October, Konchok Thupsang has returned to the Garchen Institute and has chosen to engage in a rare long retreat under the spiritual guidance of Garchen Rinpoche. His long-standing wish to do retreat has now come to fruition. The Garchen Buddhist Institute is a retreat center in Chino Valley Arizona and is the primary spiritual center for H.E. Garchen Rinpoche’s activities in the West. They hosts residential retreats as well as many other Dharma activities.


Teachings available online
In the meantime, we would direct you to the ongoing teachings available through the Garchen Buddhist Institute


Questions or ideas about a space?
Contact us at: sangha@milarepaiowa.org

 

WE OFFER OUR MEDITATION IN THE TRADITION OF GENEROSITY…

Garchen Mila Buddhist Center continues the 2600-year-old Buddhist tradition of providing the teachings freely to all who are interested. We have no paid staff and the center is run entirely by volunteers. We are able to offer meditation without charge to the public due to the generosity of our members. If you begin coming to the center regularly, please become a member to support our programs. If you come once in a while please consider making a small donation for that day.

To send membership by mail please send checks to:
Milarepa Buddhist Center of Iowa

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