SPECIAL EVENTS

Join Khenpo Tamphel as he unravels the wisdom of this 2nd-century Buddhist masterpiece Nagarjuna’s ‘In Praise of Dharmadatu’, which reveals how the essence of Buddha nature resides within all beings. Discover the transformative power of training in the methods elucidated by Nagarjuna, gradually uncovering the path to the fully enlightened state of dharmakaya, free from all imperfections.

Khenpo Tamphel is an internationally recognized scholar and practitioner of Buddha Dharma. Join us for this series of profound teachings.

Thursday, June 27

Khenpo Tamphel Teaching: ‘In Praise of Dharmadatu’ by Nagarjuna


This poetic work from the great 2nd century Buddhist master Nagarjuna shows us how buddha nature exists in all beings, and how it can be gradually uncovered by those who train in the methods described, and blossom into the fully enlightened state of dharmakaya–completely free from all imperfections. Open to all.


“This basic element, which is the seed,

Is held to be the basis of all dharma.
Through its purification step by step,
The state of buddhahood we will attain.”
Nagarjuna’s ‘In Praise of Dharmadatu,’ 


Time: 7:00–9:00pm

Location: In Person -Garchen Mila Buddhist Center
209 E Washington St #200, Iowa City, IA 52240

Registration required. [ Register Here ]
Suggested donation:
$12 / students & seniors: $9

Friday, June 28

Khenpo Tamphel Teaching: ‘In Praise of Dharmadatu’ by Nagarjuna


*The Nagarjuna teachings will progress throughout the three days. You are welcome to attend any number of sessions.


Time: 7:00–9:00pm

Location: In Person -Garchen Mila Buddhist Center
209 E Washington St #200, Iowa City, IA 52240

Registration required. [ Register Here ]
Suggested donation: $12 / students & seniors: $9

Saturday, June 29

Khenpo Tamphel Teaching: ‘In Praise of Dharmadatu’ by Nagarjuna

 

*The Nagarjuna teachings will progress throughout the three days. You are welcome to attend any number of sessions.


Time: 10-noon & 1:00-2:30pm

Location: In Person -Garchen Mila Buddhist Center
209 E Washington St #200, Iowa City, IA 52240

Registration required. [ Register Here ]
Suggested donation: $18 / students & seniors: $10

Saturday, June 29

Milarepa Guru Yoga Meditation Practice

Milarepa Guru Yoga Meditation Practice is a profound spiritual technique, specifically honoring the great Tibetan yogi and poet, Milarepa. This practice serves as a means to cultivate a deep connection with Milarepa as a spiritual guide and source of inspiration. 


Time: 3:00-4:15pm

Location: In Person -Garchen Mila Buddhist Center

209 E Washington St #200, Iowa City, IA 52240

Registration required. [ Register Here ]
Suggested donation: $5

FAQ

  • Do I have to come to all the teachings?: No. The registration is set up on an event-by-event basis.
  • I am not very experienced in Buddhism – is it really ok for me to attend these events?: Absolutely! All of our events our open to people of all levels of experience with the Dharma.
  • The suggested donations are a bit much for me. Is there another way to make an offering? Yes – Just let us know and we can work something out with you. Email us at admin@milarepaiowa.org.
  • I have never been to the center – can I still attend some of these events? Yes,  please feel free to attend any of these events.

MORE INFORMATION

  • Registration: Registration is required for special events held at the Dharma Center.
  • Volunteering: To volunteer for one or all of these events, including lama-care, cooking and transportation – please contact us at admin@milarepaiowa.org
  • Arrival: Please arrive 15 minutes early for events to get settled in. On Friday evening the front doors will be locked after hours. Please arrive on time because we will have someone waiting at the door.
  • Health Policy: Vaccination against Covid19 is encouraged for all visitors. Please refrain from attending if feeling at all unwell –or if you have been exposed to Covid. If positive for Covid or flu, wait at least ten days before returning. (We will refund your donation if you become ill before or during the retreat events.)
  • Seating Options: include both cushions and chairs.
  • Posture Custom:  It is customary in a Dharma setting to not have your feet pointed towards the lama or the shrine.
  • Flowers: If you would like to make an offering of a bouquet of flowers for the Shrine that is most welcome. Please bring a vase for the flowers. Please arrive early to get them set up.
  • Lunch: We will take lunch on Saturday together at the India Cafe. We will pay for our meals individually.
  • About Lama Visits: We have put together this page that provides some information about elements of a lama visit – including empowerments.
  • Questions: If you have questions – please text Ellen Marie at 937-244-1961

Exciting news! Garchen Mila Center will be hosting Drupon Palkyi as part of her upcoming first North American tour.

FAQ

  • Do I have to come to the whole retreat?: No. The registration is set up on an event-by-event basis.
  • I am not very experienced in Buddhism – is it really ok for me to attend these events?: Absolutely! All of our events our open to people of all levels of experience with the Dharma.
  • The suggested donations are a bit much for me. Is there another way to make an offering? Yes – Just let us know and we can work something out with you. Email us at admin@milarepaiowa.org.
  • I have never been to the center – can I still attend some of these events? If you have never been to this Dharma Center or any other please feel free to attend any of these events.

MORE INFORMATION

  • Registration: Registration is required for special events held at the Dharma Center. 
  • Volunteering: To volunteer for one or all of these events, including lama-care, cooking and transportation – please contact us at admin@milarepaiowa.org
  • Arrival: Please arrive 15 minutes early for events to get settled in. On Friday evening the front doors will be locked after hours. Please arrive on time because we will have someone waiting at the door.
  • Health Policy: Vaccination against Covid19 is encouraged for all visitors. Please refrain from attending if feeling at all unwell –or if you have been exposed to Covid. If positive for Covid or flu, wait at least ten days before returning. (We will refund your donation if you become ill before or during the retreat events.)
  • Seating Options: include both cushions and chairs.
  • Posture Custom:  It is customary in a Dharma setting to not have your feet pointed towards the lama or the shrine.
  • Flowers: If you would like to make an offering of a bouquet of flowers for the Shrine that is most welcome. Please bring a vase for the flowers. Please arrive early to get them set up.
  • Lunch: We will take lunch on Saturday together at the India Cafe. We will pay for our meals individually. 
  • About Lama Visits: We have put together this page that provides some information about elements of a lama visit – including empowerments.
  • Questions: If you have questions – please text Ellen Marie at 937-244-1961