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 Sopa c        om mani peme hung  

MANI RETREAT and an Empowerment in the Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara
under the Guidance of H.E. Söpa Rinpoche

08. – 15.06.2019

We are delighted to announce that Söpa Rinpoche will lead at Milarepa Retreat Center the first MANI RETREAT. We are also very happy and grateful to announce that Söpa Rinpoche will come and lead the MANI Retreat yearly.



The Singapore 100 Million Mani Recitation Retreat was initiated by the late H.E. Drubwang Rinpoche in the year 2001. Since then, more than 10,000 people have participated in this auspicious retreat.

Participants will gather to recite the six syllabus mantra OM MANI PADME HUNG, which is the heart mantra of Avalokiteshvara (Guan Yin Bodhisattva). Through the power of the mantra and individual’s effort, one will begin to uncover the excellent qualities of Avalokiteshvara from within oneself. By purifying one’s body, speech and mind, one may experience inner peace, compassion and wisdom.

It is taught that the merit of reciting even one OM MANI PADME HUNG is inconceivable. Doing this practice will help to close the doors of the six realms of cyclic existence. Sentient beings will gradually be free from sufferings, gain rebirth in the Buddha’s pureland and eventually attain full enlightenment.

As this is a group practice, the merits individual participant receive is equivalent to the vast merits of reciting 100 million Mani mantras,


Deadline of Registration: June 2nd, 2019

The Mani Retreat will start soon.

This Information is for those who can't participate in the whole MANI Retreat.

It is possible just to participate in the Empowerment in the four-armed Avalokiteshvara

SATURDAY, 08. June 2019

09:30-11:30 Empowerment in the four-armed Avalokiteshvara

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07. June 2019,  Registrations Day
09:00- 17:00: Registration
18:30:             Dinner


The complete Program will be distributed in the Center.
On June 15, 2019 the Retreat finishes around 15:00.


If you wish to use instruments for the practice, please bring your personal ritual objects (vajra, bell and damaru).

To bring out the best of this retreat practice, participants should:

1) Wear white or light coloured attire if possible. Participants wearing shorts and singlet will not be allowed to enter the retreat hall.
2) Take vegetarian meals during the entire retreat. Eggs and food mixed or cooked with meat are NOT allowed. No smoking is allowed during the retreat session.
3) Be punctual and attend all the sessions daily. At the end of the retreat, one will experience the blessings of inner peace and joy by keeping to this commitment sincerely.
4) Sit according to one's ticket seat number Please do not swop seats with others during the retreat.


Since this is a closed Retreat you must participate in the complete Retreat-week. It will not be possible to participate only on single days.


There are enough mats and chair places. All seats will be allocated after the registrations have been received. For logistical reasons it is unfortunately not possible to allocate adjacent group places. You are welcome to bring your own seat cushion. Seats can be reserved for visitors and accompanying persons with limited mobility. If you are a wheelchair user, please indicate this when registering.

After receipt of your registration we will send you an invoice. Your booking will only become binding upon receipt of the fee to our account.

Complete program incl. lunch and dinner: 335,-€ (regular) / 285-€ (reduced)
Early Bird Discount until March 15, 2019: € 300 -(regular); € 255,- (reduced)

Discounts are granted to pensioners, schoolchildren/students, unemployed persons, Hartz IV recipients and disabled persons.
Please note: Your registration can only be processed if we have a copy of the document that qualifies you for a discount. If you already have send us your document, you don’t have to resend.


At the Milarepa Retreat Centre we can only offer a limited number of overnight stays .As soon as this contingent has been exhausted, please contact the Schneverdingen Tourist Office (www.schneverdingen-touristik.de) directly. We strongly recommend that you try to find a place to stay as soon as possible, as many tourists like to visit the Lüneburger Heath.

The limited number of parking spaces at the Milarepa Retreat Center is reserved for guests of the Center.

We can recommend the following taxi companies, please click here


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We look forward to welcoming you at the Milarepa Retreat Center!


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H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Thinley Lhundup

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H.E. Garchen Rinpoche



Garchen Rinpoche requests everyone to recite 100 million times

May every being ailing with disease
Be freed at once from every malady.
May all the sickness that afflicts the living
Be instantly and permanently healed.



H.E.Garchen Rinpoche has finished his retreat and sends us this message:



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