Animal Blessing at Willoughby Rescue Farm

Milarepa Center was recently invited to Willoughby Rescue Farm in Fairlee, Vermont to offer an animal blessing to all the animals on the farm. It was a wonderful day with many people participating and the animals receiving many many blessings! Thank you to Scott and Brian for all the work you do and for your amazing bodhichitta! Om Mani Padme Hum!! Click here to view pics from the day!

A great way to donate this Mother’s Day!

If you shop at, there is an easy way to help Milarepa at no extra cost to you. When you shop this Mother’s Day simply login to Amazon at: and support “Milarepa Center” Milarepa is a registered non -profit with Amazon. This means that every time you make a purchase Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase price to Milarepa.



Milarepa Center 2017 Year in Review

  • 2017 Expenses – $53,701 – Click on the chart below for expense breakdown
  • 2017 Revenue – $63,125 – Click on the chart below for revenue breakdown
  • 2017 Net Income – $8,424
  • Under the advice and guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Milarepa Center is currently operating as a small retreat center while focusing on private retreat and creating more sustainable operations. 

2017 Annual Appeal a Success!

The 2017 Annual Appeal for Milarepa Center was a huge success. Thank you so very much to all those who helped us reach our goal, we couldn’t do this without all of you! Our goal for 2017 was to raise $15,000 and we actually raised $17,200! Whether you gave $1 or $100 every bit helps and allows us to continue to share this special place for the benefit of all beings everywhere! We hope to see you in the coming year, we are working hard to put together some great programs and private retreats are actively being scheduled right now. It is truly wonderful to see Milarepa Center flourishing.


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