937-244-1961 | 2871 Heinz Road, Iowa City, 52240 | sangha@milarepaiowa.org

MEDITATION SESSIONS

 Thursdays

Thursdays | Jan 16-Feb 27  |  6–7pm

New Weekly Practice:

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. It is a time to let go of our lists, our responsibilities and return home to ourselves.

time: 6-7pm  |  fee: none, drop in
facilitator: Gabriela Tobias

 

Saturdays
~you are welcome to join us at any point  in the morning

Saturdays  | 9:00-9:30am

Guided Meditation: Om Ah Hung

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. Everyone is welcome regardless of your level of experience with meditation.

fee: none, drop in
facilitators: Ellen Marie Lauricella, Naomi Bloom, Catherine Deming

Saturdays  | 9:30-10:00am

Dharma Discussion

During the Dharma Discussion we will read and discuss a short excerpt from a book of Garchen Rinpoche's quotes.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions.  If you are new to Tibetan Buddhism or have never done Green Tara meditation – we can discuss the practice during this time.

 fee: none, drop in
facilitators: Ellen Marie Lauricella, Naomi Bloom, Catherine Deming

Saturdays  | 10:00–10:30am

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. It is a time to let go of our lists, our responsibilities and return home to ourselves.

fee: none, drop in
facilitators: Ellen Marie Lauricella, Naomi Bloom, Catherine Deming

 

Sundays
~you are welcome to join us at any point  in the morning

Sundays | 9:30-9:50am

NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION

Want to find out more about meditation and Buddhism, but don’t know where to start?  This program is for you! Whether you’re just curious about what a Buddhist mediation center is like or you’ve been thinking about learning more about Buddhism.  Our Newcomers Orientation is a relaxed introduction to our center and our programs. Come with your questions if you have any. All are welcome.

fee: none, drop in
facilitators: Ellen Marie Lauricella, Naomi Bloom

Sundays  | 10:00-10:30am

Guided Meditation: Om Ah Hung

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. Everyone is welcome regardless of your level of experience with meditation.

fee: none, drop in
facilitators: Ellen Marie Lauricella, Naomi Bloom

Sundays  | 10:30-10:55am

Dharma Discussion

During the Dharma Discussion we will read and discuss a short excerpt from a book of Garchen Rinpoche's quotes.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions.  If you are new to Tibetan Buddhism or have never done Green Tara meditation – we can discuss the practice during this time.

fee: none, drop in
facilitators: Ellen Marie Lauricella, Naomi Bloom

Sundays  | 11-11:45am

Green Tara Meditation

At 11am we practice the Green Tara meditation in order to cultivate  loving kindness, compassion and mindfulness. Texts are provided and  everyone is welcome regardless of your level of experience with meditation.

fee: none, drop in
facilitators: Ellen Marie Lauricella, Naomi Bloom

Sundays | 11:45am–12:15pm

 TEA & CONVERSATION

Join us for tea and conversation after meditation practice.  

time: 11:45 -12:15

IN THE TRADITION OF DANA…

In keeping with Buddhist tradition, all of our meditation sessions are offered free and on a drop-in basis.  At the same time, there is another Buddhist tradition of dana, or generosity that supports the ability of a Buddhist community to offer teachings and practices to the public. 

At our center, we are able to offer meditation without charge to the public due to the generosity of our 18 members. If you begin coming to the center regularly, please consider becoming a member to support our programs.  If you come just on a drop-in basis please consider making a donation for that day.