Image of the Tibetan yogi Milarepa
  • Commuter – $345.00
  • Private Room: Single – $565.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $1,020.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $705.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,210.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, October 28 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, October 30 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor RoadCragsmoor, New York 12566

Contact: [email protected]

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 are all-inclusive.

  • Commuter – $325
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $575
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $535
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $695
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $645

100,000 Songs of Milarepa

With Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche

October 28 - 30, 2022


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 program is a rare opportunity to study Milarepa’s teachings with Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche, who is considered to be an emanation of Milarepa. In this program Rinpoche uses eight of Milarepa’s songs as a framework for his teaching. To intensify our understanding, we sing the songs together; we also meditate on Milarepa’s messages. It is a unique, engaging, and powerful weekend.

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ONLINE OPTION: To make the teachings more broadly available,  Rinpoche is also offering this program via live-stream. Please click here to register.

people singing in a circle


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.

In each of the four weekend sessions, Rinpoche will give teachings on two songs, and we will sing those songs together. As Rinpoche explains, singing these texts helps us really understand and internalize the teachings within them. Because Milarepa’s actual music was not passed down, we have created new contemporary music to accompany the teachings. We distribute this music and the words at registration to help you prepare and enable you to participate more fully.

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


  • Intimate small-group setting
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • 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

a range of percussion instruments


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


There is no requirement to study or read in advance of the program, but many people have asked for recommendations. Over the weekend, the texts and songs will be drawn from these two books:

100,000 Songs of Milarepa
Tsangnyon Heruka, translated by Christopher Stagg

The Life of Milarepa
Tsangnyon Heruka, translated by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa

We will supply the lyrics to the songs during the program.


(subject to change)

Friday, October 28

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:15-7:30 PM Welcome and Introduction (Milarepa Hall)
7:30-9:30 PM Milarepa’s Story and Songs, with Rinpoche (Milarepa Hall)

Saturday, October 29

7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast (Dining Hall)
8:00-10:00 AM Milarepa’s Story and Songs, with Rinpoche (Milarepa Hall)
10:15-10:30 AM Ganachakra Feast (Milarepa Hall)
10:30-11:30 AM Tsa-Tue Yoga (Milarepa Hall)
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (Dining Hall)
2:00-3:00 PM Woods walk (meet outside Milarepa Hall)
3:30-4:30 PM Small Group discussion (meet in Milarepa Hall)
4:30-5:30 PM Solitary Meditation and singing of vajra songs (around campus)
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:00-9:00 PM Milarepa’s Story and Songs, with Rinpoche (Milarepa Hall)

Sunday, October 30

7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast (Dining Hall)
8:00-10:00 AM Milarepa’s Story and Songs, with Rinpoche (Milarepa Hall)
10:15 AM Ganachakra Feast (Milarepa Hall)
10:45-11:45 AM Closing Ceremony (Milarepa Hall)
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure



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

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