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  • Commuter – $325.00
  • Private Room: Single – $515.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $850.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $625.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,010.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, October 29 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, October 31 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566

Contact:
retreats@dharmakayacenter.org
845.640.4593

Check-in Time: 3 pm - 6 pm

Cancellation Policy: Refundable up to two weeks prior to the program (less a $50 processing fee). There is no charge for COVID-related cancellations. See our policy to learn more.

Per Person Price: Prices are per person and is all-inclusive.

  • Commuter – $325
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $515
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $425
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $625
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $505

100,000 Songs of Milarepa

With Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche

October 29 - 31, 2021

A DHARMAKAYA CENTER RETREAT

Milarepa, Tibet’s renowned and beloved enlightened master, was known for his ability to present complex teachings in a simple, approachable manner through song and poetry. Through his famous 100,000 songs he guided his followers along the Buddhist path. This weekend will use Milarepa’s songs as the organizing principal as we read passages of Milarepa’s life, review Buddhist teachings and sing related songs by Milarepa.

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three statues of the Tibetan master Milarepa

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Milarepa, known in Tibetan as the Lord of the Yogis, reached the highest attainable illumination. From this achievement he was able to teach untold numbers of people. His story is one of a great sinner who became a great saint. But his story is also the story of Tibetan Buddhist teachings, and a guide to those who search for personal liberation. It is the story of the quest for enlightenment in one lifetime. And his ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song is one of his great legacies.

This weekend program will tell the story of Milarepa accompanied by many of his songs. We will read sections from his biography, discuss related Buddhist teaching, and, throughout the weekend, relate Milarepa’s songs to his life and teachings. Finally, we will meditate on Milarepa’s lessons. The readings and song will be led by Rinpoche’s senior students, with commentary by Rinpoche, who is considered an emanation of Milarepa.

You will leave with a deeper appreciation both for Buddhist teaching and for Milarepa and his legacy of illumination through song.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intimate setting with personal access to Rinpoche
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Shamatha and guided meditations
  • Delicious all-vegetarian meals with locally sourced ingredients
  • Option to extend stay on Personal Retreat
  • Extensive library of dharma books
  • Expansive wooded grounds with beautiful flora and fauna

OPEN TO ALL

There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for all.

SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Friday, October 29

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:30-9:00 PM Welcome and Introduction (Milarepa Hall)
Milarepa’s Story and Songs (Dining Hall)

Saturday, October 30

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 AM-11:30 AM Milarepa’s Story and Songs (Milarepa Hall)
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (Dining Hall)
2:00-4:30 PM Milarepa’s Story and Songs (Milarepa Hall)
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:30-9:00 PM Teaching on Milarepa (Milarepa Hall)

Sunday, October 31

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 AM-11:30 AM Milarepa’s Story and Songs (Milarepa Hall)
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure

 

Teacher

Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche
H.E. Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. Known as a scholar, teacher and meditation master to thousands of students around the world, Rinpoche is also the first incarnate lama to earn a PhD in the West. He completed his doctoral studies in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism at Harvard University in 2004. He is the head of the Trungram lineage, its monasteries, meditation centers, schools, dharma centers and groups around the world. One of the highest tulkus of the Kagyu lineage, he is a Rime master, having received teachings from the great masters of…
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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

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© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved