This website offers information about Venerable Amy Miller (Lobsang Chodren), a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition. Venerable Amy teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world.         

Upcoming Program Highlights:
Please see full list and description of programs under “Teaching Schedule” tab. You can also click on the center to register or visit their website for more information.

Weekend Retreat at Milarepa Center
Kopan East Retreat: A Practical and Experiential Approach to Lasting Happiness
Sept. 27 – 29  Friday evening, 7 pm to Sunday lunch, 1 pm

Have you been curious about Buddhist practice, but don’t know where to begin? Have you attended Buddhist teachings, but don’t know how to meditate on the subjects you’ve studied? Enjoy this comprehensive overview of the entire Buddhist path according to the Tibetan tradition and unlock the keys to creating more peace in your mind. This retreat will not only provide you with a clear roadmap of how to create healthier mental patterns and overcome negative mind states, but will also provide you with the tools necessary to undertake that journey. Based on the “Stages of the Path” (lamrim) of Tibetan Buddhism, this retreat includes lectures, guided meditations, discussion periods, and experiential homework assignments. Subjects covered include: the nature of mind, death and rebirth, karma, how to overcome suffering, mental quiescence, developing the good heart, the ultimate nature of reality (emptiness), guru devotion, and more. Beginners are welcome and encouraged, as well as more advanced students wanting to review the stages of the path in an experiential format. If Nepal is too far and too expensive for you to visit, join this unique retreat modeled after Kopan Monastery’s month-long November course.

New York Area
Shantideva Meditation Center at Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York
The Path to Joy (Fifth Annual Meditation Retreat)
Oct 4 – 6
A variety of guided meditation sessions to include shiné (calm abiding), the nature of mind, death and dying, developing the good heart, emptiness, and other topics on the path to enlightenment. Help kick-start your practice or invigorate an already-existing one. Click HERE for detailed information and registration.

Please enjoy the blog and pictures from the October 2018 Lawudo Pilgrimage and Retreat. Click HERE to read more about it.

Due to the incredible interest we received about this journey, we are planning another pilgrimage to Lawudo for May 10 – 28, 2020. If you are interested in joining, please contact lawudopilgrimage@gmail.com.

Pilgrimage and Retreat 2020

Click HERE for detailed itinerary 

Enjoy this 9-minute slideshow on the flight and walk to Lawudo, a beautiful remote retreat center near Mount Everest in Solu Khumbu, Nepal, along with the preciousness of being there.

Buddhism in a Nutshell 

Buddhism in a Nutshell

Buddhism in a Nutshell

Are you looking for a general overview of the Buddhist path in the Tibetan tradition? Have a look at Buddhism in a Nutshell, an FPMT* publication co-authored by Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Venerable Amy Miller. This book includes an 11-hour audio CD of Venerable Amy teaching this course that is part of the FPMT online learning center.

  • You can order the book here and the online course here.
  • New e-book available here. Also included is a free code for the FPMT Online Learning Center course that contains downloadable audio files of the course as taught by Ven. Amy Miller.

*Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

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