937-244-1961 | 1907 G St, Iowa City, IA 52240 | sangha@milarepaiowa.org

Welcome to Milarepa Buddhist Center

a home for meditation, compassion and community

We are a place for respite and refuge. A place to relax and return to yourself.  A place to open the heart and mind to bigger possibilities.

We offer teachings about what causes suffering and how to eliminate suffering. Our center is under the direction of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, Khenchen Konchok Gyatshen Rinpoche and other esteemed lamas in the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Join us now!

 

A NEW HOME FOR OUR DHARMA CENTER!

1907 G Street, Iowa City 52240

In early May our sangha moved to a new home at 1907 G Street. This space will provide a home for our resident lama, Khenpo Thupsang and also have room for a shrine room and small library.  In the coming months we will be having more opportunities for meditation. 

 

KHENPO THUPSANG HAS ARRIVED!

KHENPO THUPSANG HAS ARRIVED!

At the request of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche our sangha now has a resident lama, Khenpo Konchok Thupsang.  Khenpo will take on the role of Dharma teacher and spiritual friend in our community. 

Khenpo Thupsang has wide knowledge of  Buddhist scripture and also abundant practical experience in following the teachings.  Khenpo was born in Tibet and had his early training at the Gar Monastery in eastern Tibet.  He later had nine years of Dharma education at Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute in Chauntra, India.

We are really excited about welcoming Khenpo into our community.

DHARMA CENTER GUIDELINES

DHARMA CENTER OPEN – ZOOM OPTIONS STILL AVAILABLE

We have opened the Dharma Center on a hybrid basis.  We have made the following guidelines after extensive consultation with Johnson County Public Health Department.  Most, but not all, of our sessions will be available in person.

 

HOW TO JOIN IN PERSON - IMPORTANT GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

*Sign-up no longer necessary.  Just come to whatever sessions as you are able.

1) PLEASE COME TO THE CENTER ONLY IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED.

If you feel under the weather – or at all ill – do not come to the Dharma Center.

If you have recently been exposed to Covid – do not come to the Dharma Center.

Please know that you are responsible for your own health decisions.  If you are not comfortable with the Covid risk of a small public gathering indoors – then we hope you will join us on Zoom.  Our primary concern is that everyone stay healthy. 


2) What to expect at the center:

The CDC now states that it is safe for fully vaccinated people who have healthy immune systems, to gather indoors without masks.  Therefore, masks will be optional at the Dharma Center.

As the weather allows we will have widows open to improve air circulation.

We will not be offering beverages at this time – so if you would like to have something to drink please bring your own in a spill-proof thermos or cup.

HOW TO JOIN US ON ZOOM

We will be offering all of our events simultaneously on Zoom.  We now have people attending our events from all over Iowa and the world – so it is our intention to continue with the Zoom for as long as we are able. Please just check the zoom link for individual events as you normally do.

How will I know if an event is available in person?

Please look for these symbols that will indicate if an event is in person, on zoom or both.


Questions?

If you have any questions at all about the reopening process please do not hesitate to reach out to us by email or phone. sangha@milarepaiowa.org   c) 937-244-1961

SUMMER 2021 . WEEKLY SCHEDULE

TUESDAYS:

Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesdays   6:00-6:30pm  **new time

Resting mind, calm-abiding, mindfulness –all these are names for the same type of meditation. This meditation provides relief from the daily pressures and anxieties of our busy lives. This meditation is great for beginners!

This meditation session is now on Zoom and in person. If you would like to come in person please follow the guidelines which were developed in consultation with the Johnson County Health Department.

**HOW TO JOIN IN PERSON - GUIDELINES**

GUIDELINES

1) Please come to the center ONLY IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED.

If you feel under the weather – or at all ill – please do not come to the Dharma Center.

If you have recently been exposed to Covid, to please refrain from attending

Please know that you are responsible for your own health decisions.  If you are not comfortable with the Covid risk of a small public gathering indoors – then we hope you will join us on Zoom.  Our primary concern is that everyone stay healthy. 


2) What to expect at the center:

The CDC now states that it is safe for fully vaccinated people who have healthy immune systems, to gather indoors without masks.  Therefore, masks will be optional at the Dharma Center.

As the weather allows we will have widows open to improve air circulation.

We will not be offering beverages at this time – so if you would like to have something to drink please bring your own in a spill-proof thermos or cup.

HOW TO JOIN ON ZOOM

Zoom information:
Topic: Milarepa Mindfulness Meditation

To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 872 4037 8545
Passcode: MeDitate21 

WEDNESDAYS:

Introduction to Meditation – The Journey Within

8 Wednesdays  7:00-8:30pm  ~Chicago time

Apr 21, 28 | May 5, 12, 19, 26 | Jun 2, 9

This Spring Tim will offer his wonderful introduction to meditation class once again.  This class provides an excellent foundation for all types of meditation.  Everyone is welcome to attend – including those who have already attended this class!


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.

This class is on Zoom only.

HOW TO JOIN ON ZOOM

Zoom information:
Topic: 
Milarepa Buddhist Center Classes & Meditation
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

THURSDAYS:

Mindfulness Meditation
Thursdays   6:00–7:00pm

You are welcome to sit with us for either
30 minutes or the full hour.

Resting mind, calm-abiding, mindfulness – all these are names for the same type of meditation. This meditation provides relief from the daily pressures and anxieties of our busy lives. 

You are welcome to sit with us for 30 minutes (starting at either 6pm or 6:30)  or an hour.  We will have short break every 10 minutes or so during the meditation.  Beginners always welcome

This meditation session is now on Zoom and in person. If you intend to come in person please follow the guidelines which were developed in consultation with the Johnson County Health Department.

 

**HOW TO JOIN IN PERSON - GUIDELINES***

GUIDELINES

1) Please come to the center ONLY IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED.

If you feel under the weather – or at all ill – please do not come to the Dharma Center.

If you have recently been exposed to Covid, to please refrain from attending

Please know that you are responsible for your own health decisions.  If you are not comfortable with the Covid risk of a small public gathering indoors – then we hope you will join us on Zoom.  Our primary concern is that everyone stay healthy. 


2) What to expect at the center:

The CDC now states that it is safe for fully vaccinated people who have healthy immune systems, to gather indoors without masks.  Therefore, masks will be optional at the Dharma Center.

As the weather allows we will have widows open to improve air circulation.

We will not be offering beverages at this time – so if you would like to have something to drink please bring your own in a spill-proof thermos or cup.

HOW TO JOIN ON ZOOM

Zoom information:
Topic: Milarepa Mindfulness Meditation

To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 872 4037 8545
Passcode: MeDitate21 

SATURDAYS: 

Saturday Session    8:00-9:00am

Saturday sessions are offered in person only. If you intend to come in person please follow the guidelines which were developed in consultation with the Johnson County Health Department.

*NO Saturday session for Saturday June 12th and 19th

Om Ah Hung Meditation:

This practice will introduce you to a Tibetan Buddhist guided meditation – using the mantra Om Ah Hung – that can be used by anyone to achieve compassion and lovingkindness.  This practice is great for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.

Mindfulness Meditation:

Resting mind, calm-abiding, mindfulness –all these are names for the same type of meditation. This meditation provides relief from the daily pressures and anxieties of our busy lives.

**HOW TO JOIN IN PERSON - GUIDELINES***

GUIDELINES

1) Please come to the center ONLY IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED.

If you feel under the weather – or at all ill – please do not come to the Dharma Center.

If you have recently been exposed to Covid, to please refrain from attending

Please know that you are responsible for your own health decisions.  If you are not comfortable with the Covid risk of a small public gathering indoors – then we hope you will join us on Zoom.  Our primary concern is that everyone stay healthy. 


2) What to expect at the center:

The CDC now states that it is safe for fully vaccinated people who have healthy immune systems, to gather indoors without masks.  Therefore, masks will be optional at the Dharma Center.

As the weather allows we will have widows open to improve air circulation.

We will not be offering beverages at this time – so if you would like to have something to drink please bring your own in a spill-proof thermos or cup.

SUNDAYS:

On Sunday mornings we have a series of meditation practices. You are welcome to join us for any portion of the morning.  Sunday sessions are offered in person and on Zoom. If you intend to come in person please follow the guidelines which were developed in consultation with the Johnson County Health Department.

Sunday Session I    8:00-9:00am

Green Tara Meditation

We practice Green Tara meditation in order to cultivate loving kindness, compassion and mindfulness. This practice is great for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.

Peaceful Abiding Meditation

Resting mind, calm-abiding, mindfulness –all these are names for the same type of meditation. This meditation provides relief from the daily pressures and anxieties of our busy lives.

**HOW TO JOIN IN PERSON - GUIDELINES***

GUIDELINES

1) Please come to the center ONLY IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED.

If you feel under the weather – or at all ill – please do not come to the Dharma Center.

If you have recently been exposed to Covid, to please refrain from attending

Please know that you are responsible for your own health decisions.  If you are not comfortable with the Covid risk of a small public gathering indoors – then we hope you will join us on Zoom.  Our primary concern is that everyone stay healthy. 


2) What to expect at the center:

The CDC now states that it is safe for fully vaccinated people who have healthy immune systems, to gather indoors without masks.  Therefore, masks will be optional at the Dharma Center.

As the weather allows we will have widows open to improve air circulation.

We will not be offering beverages at this time – so if you would like to have something to drink please bring your own in a spill-proof thermos or cup.

HOW TO JOIN ON ZOOM

Zoom information:
Topic: 
Milarepa Buddhist Center Classes & Meditation
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

Sunday Session II    9:30-10:30am

Om Ah Hung Meditation

This practice will introduce you to a Tibetan Buddhist guided meditation – using the mantra Om Ah Hung – that can be used by anyone to achieve compassion and lovingkindness. This practice is great for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.

Peaceful Abiding Meditation

Resting mind, calm-abiding, mindfulness –all these are names for the same type of meditation. This meditation provides relief from the daily pressures and anxieties of our busy lives.

**HOW TO JOIN IN PERSON - GUIDELINES***

GUIDELINES

1) Please come to the center ONLY IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED.

If you feel under the weather – or at all ill – please do not come to the Dharma Center.

If you have recently been exposed to Covid, to please refrain from attending

Please know that you are responsible for your own health decisions.  If you are not comfortable with the Covid risk of a small public gathering indoors – then we hope you will join us on Zoom.  Our primary concern is that everyone stay healthy. 


2) What to expect at the center:

The CDC now states that it is safe for fully vaccinated people who have healthy immune systems, to gather indoors without masks.  Therefore, masks will be optional at the Dharma Center.

As the weather allows we will have widows open to improve air circulation.

We will not be offering beverages at this time – so if you would like to have something to drink please bring your own in a spill-proof thermos or cup.

HOW TO JOIN ON ZOOM

Zoom information:
Topic: 
Milarepa Buddhist Center Classes & Meditation
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

Sunday Session III   10:45-noon

White Tara Meditation & Shinay: 10:45-noon

We practice White Tara meditation in order to cultivate loving kindness, compassion and mindfulness. We will be using Garchen Rinpoche’s White Tara Sadhana.  Tara practice: 10:45-11:30 |  Shinay (mindfulness meditation): 11:30-noon

**HOW TO JOIN IN PERSON - GUIDELINES***

GUIDELINES

1) Please come to the center ONLY IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED.

If you feel under the weather – or at all ill – please do not come to the Dharma Center.

If you have recently been exposed to Covid, to please refrain from attending

Please know that you are responsible for your own health decisions.  If you are not comfortable with the Covid risk of a small public gathering indoors – then we hope you will join us on Zoom.  Our primary concern is that everyone stay healthy. 


2) What to expect at the center:

The CDC now states that it is safe for fully vaccinated people who have healthy immune systems, to gather indoors without masks.  Therefore, masks will be optional at the Dharma Center.

As the weather allows we will have widows open to improve air circulation.

We will not be offering beverages at this time – so if you would like to have something to drink please bring your own in a spill-proof thermos or cup.

HOW TO JOIN ON ZOOM

Zoom information:
Topic: 
Milarepa Buddhist Center Classes & Meditation
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

12:15 – Lights out bye bye

WE OFFER OUR MEDITATION IN THE TRADITION OF GENEROSITY…

Milarepa 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. All financial support comes from the generosity of people who value what we do. Donations support all expenses, including programs, visiting teachers, publications, and the website. Our teachers are 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.

Our entire sangha is very grateful for all the support we receive, and are inspired by how beautifully Dharma practice develops when it does so in a field of generosity and gratitude!

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