937-244-1961 | 113 S. Johnson Street #4 Iowa City, IA 52240 sangha@milarepaiowa.org

Our new location is:  113 S. Johnson Street #4.
Covid precautions: When gathering indoors, we ask that everyone be vaccinated. We have a new air-purifier in place at the center.  Update 06/10: Covid levels are at medium so masks are optional.

Welcome to Garchen Mila Buddhist Center

a Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Center serving eastern Iowa

We are a home for meditation, the cultivation of compassion and community. Garchen Mila Buddhist Center offers daily meditation sessions and weekly teaching programs.  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 Garchen Rinpoche who is one of the most revered gurus 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. All of our meditation and classes are offered free of charge. Your donations make all of our programs possible. Please consider becoming a member or making a one-time donation.


OUR NEW HOME – 113 S. Johnson Street #4


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
113 S. Johnson Street, #4, Iowa City 52240

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