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Letter from the new Director

Dear precious Milarepa family,

Hello! After being at Milarepa Center as the Land and Facilities Manager from 2012 – 2014, it is most wonderful to return. I am most honored to have the great fortune to have been selected by our most precious teacher, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, to lead Milarepa Center into its next phase.

Per Rinpoche’s advice, Milarepa Center will shift gears with a heavier focus on private retreat while continuing to offer small community programs and talks when we are able. The FPMT currently has very few facilities that offer proper conditions for private retreat; the need is great within our organization and there has already been much interest in private retreat here at Milarepa; in fact, we have a top scoring Sera Jey monk coming next month to do 3-month retreat here at Milarepa; what a blessing for our center! My predecessor, Merry Colony, worked very hard during the last few months of her time to begin shifting the focus to private retreat and I very much look forward to continuing this very important work that Rinpoche has advised. 

Moving forward, along with the Board of Directors, I will be working hard to keep Milarepa Center operating at a simple and sustainable level. I am truly looking forward to getting to know everyone and seeing some familiar faces once again. Milarepa Center has held a very special place in my heart as I know it has for many of you as well. I look forward to sharing this very special heart connection and place with all of you. 

Big Love,

Dawn Holtz 

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