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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: May 24, 2019


07.Juni 2019,  Registrations Day
Since a number of organizational matters must be discussed, we strongly request that all participants keep to the following schedule and arrive no later than 17:00
09:00- 17:00: Registration
17:30: Volunteers meet with their Teamleaders
18:30-19:30: Dinner. (Please come on time to dinner, as the Helper-Teams also wants to attend the meeting at 20:00)
20:00 : For all participants mandatory: Information on scheduling during the Retreat
Please note: After this meeting we can’t offer a driving service to your hotel; we kindly ask you to please take care of the organisation of your taxi.


The complete Program will be distributed in the Center.
On June15,2019 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.


We will present the Nairatmya Sadhana on Screens. You don’t have to bring any texts with you. We will distribute the Sadhana.

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 ( 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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