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

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

All of these meditation sessions are offered for beginners or more experienced practitioners. Our programs fall under three general categories – calming the mind meditation, compassion based meditation and Buddhist study and discussion.

Sundays 

Compassion Centered Meditation
Ayra Tara Practice

Sundays   6:00-6:45pm

Tara Meditation Practice is a method for the cultivation of compassion. In this meditation practice we are learning together to develop an open heart and free mind thru meditation and contemplation.
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Place: 113 S. Johnson Street, Iowa City, Suite #4
No fee. No previous experience needed. Drop-in. Join at any time.

Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism Discussion Group

Sundays  7:00–8:15pm

This practice group will discuss the basic philosophy and practice of Tibetan Buddhism through a weekly book discussion. We will have a few minutes of meditation at the beginning and end of the evening.

Right now we are working our way through this book: Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Up: A Practical Approach for Modern Life

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Place: 113 S. Johnson Street, Iowa City, Suite #4

Host:  Naomi Bloom
No fee. No previous experience needed. Drop-in. Join at any time.

Mondays

Calming Mind Meditation & Discussion Group

Mondays   7:00–8:00pm

We are learning together to relax the mind and body thru meditation, discussion, and contemplation. Right now we are using the book Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron as a jumping off point for discussion.
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Place: 113 S. Johnson Street, Iowa City, Suite #4
host: Joyce Janca
No fee. No previous experience needed. Drop-in. Join at any time.

Thursdays

Calming Mind Meditation with instruction

Thursdays   6:00-6:45pm

In this session Khenpo will offer basic Calming the Mind meditation instruction with time for practice and also questions and answers.
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Place: 113 S. Johnson Street, Iowa City, Suite #4
No fee. No previous experience needed. Drop-in. Join at any time.

Compassion Centered Meditation and Discussion
Om Ah Hung meditation

Thursdays   7:00-8:15pm

We are learning together to cultivate kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others thru meditation, discussion, and contemplation. After meditation, we will have a give a short discussion on different aspects of compassion training in the Buddhist tradition.
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Place: 113 S. Johnson Street, Iowa City, Suite #4
No fee. No previous experience needed. Drop-in. Join at any time.

Saturdays

Compassion Centered Action
Food Service with Khenpo Thupsang at the Catholic Worker House ~a Garchen Mila partner

Saturdays  2:45-6:00pm

Every Saturday afternoon Khenpo Thupsang serves food and provides assistance at the south side Catholic Worker House.  He wants to let people know that sangha members are welcome to join him. Emily, from the CWH has explained to us that some days there is a great need for extra help. Other days there are lots of volunteers. But on all days it is a good opportunity to greet people and help provide a loving experience for people in need.

Location:  1414 Sycamore Street in Iowa City.

Contact us on how to join Khenpo:
sangha@milarepaiowa.org