937-244-1961 | 1907 G St, Iowa City, IA 52240 | sangha@milarepaiowa.org

WELCOME!

We want to provide an environment at Garchen Mila Buddhist Center that is open to all who seek a deeper, truer, more significant experience of life—from the general public to Buddhist practitioners.

Our goal is to provide support and offer a range of activities with broad appeal, accommodating participation at every level. For those who seek guidance on the Buddhist path, we will provide it. For those with a secular interest in meditation and wellness, we will share our knowledge.

We also understand that when you begin it can sometimes feel like there is so much to learn. In fact, many of us at Garchen Mila Buddhist Center remember what it was like to first walk into the center filled with a thirst to learn more about Buddhism but not certain where to begin. You can choose from meditation classes and meditation practice sessions, traditional Buddhist teachings, book discussions on Buddhist philosophy, and more. We are here for you whatever your level of interest. We look forward to seeing you at Garchen Mila Buddhist Center!

Where to Begin?

Most of our programs are geared towards beginning students of meditation and compassion. All of our meditation sessions are offered free of charge and on a drop-in basis.

Small Group Classes: We frequently offer small group classes. These are  a great place to start.

Meditation: We offer meditation practices that are open to everyone – regardless of prior experience.  These are offered throughout the week.

 

Suggested programs for beginners

THE DHARMA CENTER IS OPEN! Check events for in-person and/or zoom options. If you come to the Dharma Center in-person please be fully vaccinated and use a mask while at the Center. 

Calm Abiding Meditation

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays   7:00-7:45am
Tuesdays   7:00-7:45pm

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In-Person Only
drop-in meditation - no fee or registration

Location: 1907 G Street, Iowa City, IA

Om Ah Hung Meditation

Sundays   8:00-8:45am

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In-Person and on Zoom 
drop-in meditation - no fee or registration

Location: 1907 G Street, Iowa City, IA

Zoom information:
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

Taming the Mind with Meditation

taught by Tim Mullaney

8 Wednesdays
September 29 – November 17
7:00-8:30pm

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Zoom Only
registration required

Zoom information:
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

White Tara Meditation Practice

Sundays   9:00-9:45am

In-Person and on Zoom 
drop-in meditation - no fee or registration

Location: 1907 G Street, Iowa City, IA

Zoom information:
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

Jewel Ornament of Liberation Teachings

taught by Khenpo Thupsang

8 Thursdays / September 30–November 18
7:00-8:15pm ~central time

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In-Person and on Zoom 
registration required

Location: 1907 G Street, Iowa City, IA

Zoom information:
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

Sunday Morning Question and Answer with Khenpo Thupsang.

Sundays 11:00–11:30am


In-Person Only
drop-in meditation - no fee or registration
Bring your thoughts and questions!

Location: 1907 G Street, Iowa City, IA