937-244-1961 | 1907 G St, Iowa City, IA 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. All of our meditation sessions are offered free of charge and on a drop-in basis.

Small Group Classes: We frequently offer a class called Exploring Buddhism Small Group Study – Level 1.. this is a great place to start. In addition, look for any of our events that are marked “great for beginners…”

Meditation:  On Sundays 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.