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The Opening of Milarepa Retreat Centre, New Zealand

Milarepa Retreat Centre, New ZealandDear Venerable Lamas, Members of the Sangha, and Friends,

We warmly invite you to attend the opening ceremony of Milarepa Retreat Centre NZ, on Saturday 15th February, with His Eminence Nubpa Rinpoche, who will be visiting from India.


Milarepa Retreat Centre is a non-profit society dedicated to preserving, promoting and developing Tibetan Buddhist philosophy under the guidance of His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, the 37th throne holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage.

Nestled in a valley not far from Highway 16, Milarepa Retreat Centre has 14 single retreat cabins, available for short or long retreats.

WHAT: The opening ceremony of Milarepa Retreat Centre, NZ

WHEN: Saturday 15th February 2014, 11am – 4pm
Opening ceremony 11am – 2.30pm (light lunch will be offered)
Afternoon Teaching by H.E. Nubpa Rinpoche 2.30pm – 4pm.

WHERE: Milarepa Retreat Centre, 302A Dyer Road, Wellsford – please see directions below.

RSVP: All are welcome – please share this news with your Sangha. Please RSVP the number of guests to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday 9th Feb.

February 2014 Teaching Schedule with H.E. Nubpa Rinpoche at Milarepa Retreat Centre:

Teachings will be on the songs of the great yogi Milarepa

Sun 16th Feb: 11am – 12.30pm

Sat 22nd Feb: 11am – 3pm (please bring a packed lunch)

Sun 23rd Feb: 11am – 3pm (please bring a packed lunch)

H.E. Nubpa RinpocheMessage from His Holiness The Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche

“H.E. Nubpa Rinpoche is a well qualified master of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. He is both the scholar and the Siddha of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage, full of wisdom with loving kindness and compassion, which is of utmost important for general public and all levels of sentient beings." His Holiness The Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche has appointed H.E. Nubpa Rinpoche as the Spiritual Director of Milarepa Retreat Centre, New Zealand.

"His Holiness sends many greetings for all the people who will gather at this special Opening Ceremony, and makes the aspiration that through this Milaretreat Center, all sentient beings may gain peace and happiness, and a meaningful life."

How to get to Milarepa Retreat Centre:

From Auckland take the northern motorway. Exit at Silverdale, turn left then first right into Pine Valley Rd, then right into Kahikatea Flat Road. At Kaukapakapa turn right on to highway 16 and continue north (for 38 ks) to Tauhoa. Turn right onto Tauhoa Rd and first left onto Dyer Rd. At the end of this road take the driveway that curves to the right, which will continue on past a shed. You will soon see the gate marked “Milarepa Retreat Centre”. Drive through the gate and continue for about 700 metres to the parking area. From the parking area the Teaching Hall is 5 mins walks.

Milarepa Retreat Centre
302A Dyer Road Tauhoa
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Ph: 094224069

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