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

Welcome to Milarepa Buddhist Center!

We want to provide an environment at Milarepa 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 Milarepa 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 Milarepa Buddhist Center!


Where to Begin?

Most of our programs are geared towards beginning students of meditation and compassion.  

Newcomers Orientation: On Sunday mornings at 9:30am we offer a brief introduction to our regular meditation practices. You are welcome to come with questions and we will try to provide the answers! 

Meditation:  On Saturday and Sunday we offer meditation practices that are open to everyone – regardless of prior experience.  Beginning in January 2020, we will offer a Thursday evening mindfulness program.  All of our meditation sessions are offered free of charge and on a drop-in basis. 

Classes: We have classes in Buddhist thought and introduction to meditation  each fall and spring. These classes are about 6-8 weeks long. They are taught by experienced practitioners.