Private retreat cabins in Barnet, VT

The great Pabongkha Dechen Nyingpo said, “Knowing Dharma is not enough; you must practice.”

“Retreat offers a situation where it is possible to fulfill our basic human potential and develop all the positive qualities within ourselves.” 

-Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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Available to lay persons as well as ordained, Milarepa Center welcomes both new and serious Dharma students who follow practice guidelines in accordance with the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In order to protect all those here in retreat, it is of the utmost importance that students meet some basic requirements before entering into private retreat.


Preference is given to students who have attended previous courses/retreats and who also have a qualified teacher in which they are following practice advice from. Applicants wishing to do longer term retreat should have established relationships with authentic teachers and/or recognized lineage holders.

Retreat applicants are required to complete an application and phone interview with our office before booking a private retreat.

For more information and/or to apply for retreat:

Please call our office at 802-633-4136 or email us at

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Marpa Cabin

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Marpa Cabin

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Ensapa Cabin

Ensapa Cabin


We are affiliated with the FPMT – Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition.

Milarepa Center strictly abides by the Ethical Policy laid out by the FPMT which is included in our affiliation agreement with FPMT. In addition, it is Milarepa Center’s policy that harassment and/or abuse in any form will not be tolerated. Further, any teacher(s) who has a form of legal/official abuse allegations made against them will not be invited to teach at Milarepa Center.

For information and procedures on problem solving and/or reporting abuse or filing a complaint within the FPMT, please click here.

Milarepa Center

1344 U.S. Route 5 South

Barnet, Vermont 05821

(802) 633-4136