Saturday, April 15, 2017 9AM – 5PM
Mahayana Mindfulness Daylong Retreat with Kendall Magnussen

Come explore uniquely designed methods of mindfulness sourced in the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and taught by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Current mindfulness methods usually emphasize stress reduction, pain management, and becoming more present to life as it unfolds. Mahayana Mindfulness does much more than help you manage the game of Life: it is an activating game changer. Learn how to increase compassion and wisdom in your daily experience and, more importantly, come taste the mindfulness that brings you to the full awakening of Buddhahood, for the benefit of all.

Our retreat day will consist of teachings, sitting meditations, and walking meditation exercises. It will be a tasty sampler of various techniques to completely shift the way you perceive and interact with the world.

Kendall Magnussen has been a practitioner in the Tibetan tradition since 1984 and is a FPMT registered teacher. She has worked for FPMT Education Services since 2000, was co-creator of FPMT’s Discovering Buddhism program and editor of numerous FPMT practice manuals. She also has a Masters degree in Tibetan Buddhist Studies from Naropa University. Kendall will be visiting from Boulder, CO.

Cost: Suggested donation of $50 includes lunch and afternoon tea 
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Saturday May 13, 2017 9AM – 5PM 
Meditation and Yoga Daylong Retreat with Martha Tack

This daylong program will present a variety of meditation techniques and Hatha yoga stretching within each session. It is open to all levels of meditators with the aim of encouraging and supporting a stable daily practice.

Martha Tack has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for over 40 years and was a previous director of Milarepa Center. She currently enrolled in a yoga teacher training program and lives in Sutton, VT.

Cost: Suggested donation of $50 includes lunch and afternoon tea 
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Merry Colony of Milarepa Center and Dawn Holtz of Seyon Lodge will be serving a dinner of curried kabobs and Indian flatbreads on:
March 16th from 5-7 pm at the Peacham Cafe
$12 – $15 per person
Vegetarian and meat options available
All proceeds from the dinner will go to Milarepa Center.
All proceeds from drinks & desserts go to the Peacham Cafe
                We look forward to seeing you there!!
Merry and Dawn
and Peacham Cafe: 643 Bayley Hazen Rd, Peacham, VT 05862

Join us Feb 19th with Charok Lama Rinpoche!!

 Lama, a 24 year old Sherpa Lama, is the incarnation of Nyingma meditator Kushog Mangden of Solo Kumbu, Nepal. Kushog Mangden spent much of his life at Charok, a hermitage close to the Lawudo cave where Kunzang Yeshy, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s predecessor, spent much of his previous life in meditation.

Born in Thamo village just below Lawudo in 1992, Charok Lama moved to Kopan Monastery when he was only 4 years old and on to Sera Je Monastic University in 2005 to continue his studies. In 2013 he was awarded the prestigious Rik.chung and is now in his second year of Uma (Middle Way) studies. Rinpoche has consistently been top of his class and has attended many of the Jang Gunchu winter debates. Rinpoche’s root teacher at Sera Je is Jangtse Choje Rinpoche.

As Rinpoche is still studying and, therefore, is not yet an approved FPMT teacher this will be a “dharma discussion” only and not a teaching. The topic of the discussion will be Dharma in Daily Life.

  • Please join us at Milarepa Center Sunday, Feb 19th at 1:00 for this unique opportunity
  • This is the only public talk Rinpoche will give during his visit to the US
  • Snacks will be provided and please feel free to bring any healthy additions
  • There is no cost for this event though offerings are welcome

Join us Feb 27th to celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year

8:00: Incense puja followed by Lama Chopa puja and tsog

11:00: Hanging Prayer Flags

12:00: Potluck lunch and stories of Lama Thubten Yeshe

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