Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the center is closed and all in-person programs are cancelled until further notice. We hope to re-open once it has been advised safe to do so. We will continue to keep you updated as we are able. Please enjoy the selection of previously recorded teachings available on the “recordings” tab!
Private and Group Buddhist Retreats in Vermont
Milarepa Center is a rural Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center. Our center operates under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and our affiliate organization, The Foundation for The Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, also known as the FPMT. Milarepa Center follows the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Tibetan master Je Tsongkhapa Lobsang Drakpa (1357-1419).
Following the advice of our spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Milarepa Center’s current primary focus is providing space and support for both short-term and long-term private retreat. We also offer public programs and teachings when we are able.
We welcome those who would like to join us for daily morning prayers and/or monthly practices, offer service to the center, or use our meditation space by contacting us to arrange this in advance. We kindly discourage drop-in visits so as not to disturb the private retreat environment.
Milarepa Center is dedicated to providing integrated education through which people’s minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility and service.
Situated on 276 acres of serene Vermont beauty, we offer private retreat space, teachings, and special events in a contemplative environment for practitioners of all levels.
"I cannot say enough nice things about Milarepa Retreat Center, and the Director, Dawn Holtz. I did a three-week Green Tara Retreat there and it was wonderful. The cabin was great, the land was beautiful, and Dawn was incredibly thoughtful, kind, caring, and joyful. There are lovely hiking trails and meadows to explore, a stupa to visit, and lots of wildlife to watch. If you're looking for a peaceful place for a retreat, in a welcoming and supportive environment, try Milarepa!"
- M. Tornielli, July 2020