Organizational Matters


When you reach the Milarepa Retreat Center, you will be struck by the peaceful atmosphere and quietness right upon your arrival, whether in your room, the cafeteria, the meditation hall, or in the beautiful surroundings. This place invites to turn inwards and helps us to experience the stillness in ourselves. Of course, this can only happen if we make a conscious decision to abstain from unnecessary talk during the duration of our stay.


As a rule, the climate in northern Germany is somewhat cooler and rainier than in southern Germany. In summer, an average temperature of 22°C is reached, and subzero temperatures can occur in winter. For the most part, though, the average temperature is 1°C.


If you have decided to spend some time in the Milarepa Retreat Center, we would like to offer a few tips:
Please remember to bring:

  • Weatherproof clothing (rain) and waterproof footwear (the weather can change very quickly)
  • Raincoat / umbrella
  • Thermos bottle and cup
  • Cash for offerings or objects you might wish to purchase
  • Your personal medications, homeopathic remedies, insect repellent
  • Note books, pens and pencils etc., for making personal notes
  • Warm slippers and thick socks (in winter)
  • Optionally your own meditation cushion (cushions are available in the meditation hall)
  • Optionally a light meditation blanket and a shawl
  • For retreats: mala, vajra, bell and damaru
  • A flashlight and batteries if you wish to enjoy nature at night
  • Comfortable clothing for retreats and courses
  • Your practice books
  • An additional blanket and handtowels for your room (your bed is made)



The entrances to the guest house and the temple are handicapped-friendly for easy entering and exiting. In addition there are two handicapped-friendly rooms in the Center. Please indicate in your registration if you will need one of these rooms. You can also indicate your specific difficulties, so that we can prepare the best possible stay for you.

Announcements of H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Thinle Lhundup

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New: Renting of Seminar- and Conference Rooms


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Edition Garchen Stiftung



The Edition Garchen Stiftung has begun publication of highly recommended books.


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Drikung Kagyu Translation Project

Under the Guidance of Khenchen Nyima Gyaltsen



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A Message from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche


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Events with Drubpön Chödrön



Chöd Practice 31.03.2018

White Tara Day-Retreat 14.04.18 on the occasion of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche 82. birthday

Chenresig Day-Retreat 15.07.20118 on the occasion of H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Thinle Lhundup 72. birthday


Weekly Meditation at the MRZ




Everyone is welcome to attend regular meditations and introductory courses.


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Milarepa Retreat Zentrum
Reimerdinger Str. 18
D 29640 Schneverdingen
Phone +49-(0)5193-97432-000