Milarepa Center is a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center in the Gelugpa tradition. We host a variety of programs encompassing compassionate and wise practice through study, meditation, and service.


Retreat of a Lifetime
with Venerable Paula Chichester

Friday August 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT
Sunday August 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT

To show our appreciation for presence and blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we are going to do a retreat for the Long Life and Success of His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- who turns 80 this year! We will use "The Inseparability of The Spiritual Master and Avalokiteshvara: A Source of All Powerful Atainments", which is a beautiful liturgy and meditation that sprung spontaneously from the sacred mouth of His Holiness when the late H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche asked His Holiness for a prayer to recite every day for all the wishes of His Holiness to manifest.

The retreat will last ten days, however, people are encouraged to come for as many days as their life permits. You can come anytime. The retreat will also include personal anecdotes and tips from Paula Chichester's years in retreat that will help to hone your meditation skills and understanding of dharma. The practice will be recited and chanted in English three times a day; the retreat will also include periods of shamatha practice, discussions and yogic exercises that enrich the meditation experience. No prior meditation experience is necessary. Let's show His Holiness our devotion in action!

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What Is Meditation?

Milarepa Center fosters a safe and peaceful environment encouraging rich contemplative practice. We offer instruction in both concentration and guided meditations that help participants cultivate mindfulness and thus a happier life.



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Practice Schedule

Each month there are days set aside in the Tibetan calendar which are auspicious for specific practices. It's very helpful for Milarepa Center and its community to do these practices whenever possible. We invite you to join us for the various rituals or pujas we have scheduled.


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Milarepa Center
1344 U.S. Highway 5 South
Barnet, Vermont 05821
(802) 633-4136