Room for Rent at Garchen Mila Meditation Center
Housemate wanted for Khenpo Thupsang at Garchen Mila Buddhist Center in Iowa City, Iowa.
This is a wonderful opportunity to live with a Tibetan monastic. Khenpo was assigned as resident lama to Garchen Mila Buddhist Center in February by Garchen Rinpoche and arrived in June 2021. You can see his brief bio here.
About Garchen Mila Buddhist Center
Our Center is located at 1907 G Street in east Iowa City. We have a small, gentle sangha dedicated to Buddhist study and practice. We have been organized for about five years and have been at our current site since May. We now have a resident Tibetan Lama, Khenpo Thupsang. Our lay leaders are Ellen Marie Lauricella and Naomi Bloom, longtime students of Garchen Rinpoche.
About the room
We have available a nice bedroom in a 3 bed, 2 bath Dharma Center on the East side of Iowa City close to shopping, dining, and the University of Iowa. The room is furnished with a bed and desk. Shared bathroom. Kitchen and living space. In-unit laundry. Large garage space available. Backyard, patio, and garden available for use.
Rent: $625 includes utilities and internet
Amenities: garage space, washer, and dryer on premises, backyard, garden, and patio. The tenant is welcome to participate in practices free of charge.
House rules: Because the house is shared by a Buddhist monk and is home to the sangha, we are looking for a male tenant. Anyone living in the home must refrain from smoking, drug use, alcohol use, and romantic activity in the home. In addition, you must be fully vaccinated to come to the center. We hold many Dharma practices throughout the week.
Best fit: A Buddhist practitioner or other contemplative would be the best fit for this room.
About Iowa City
Iowa City is a thriving, progressive college town and UNESCO International City of Literature. It offers many employment opportunities and at the same time often makes the list of best places to retire because of it is relatively inexpensive while offering lots of cultural opportunities. https://www.thinkiowacity.com/
Please send a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in the Dharma,
The Board of Garchen Mila Buddhist Center
Iowa City, Iowa