Welcome to the new Milarepa Center Project Journal!

Stonemark Construction Management is the Owner’s Representative for a new Buddhist Meditation Center in upstate New York. The Milarepa Center project is unique, ambitious, and inspiring in so many ways that we decided to share it with you through this new Project Journal. Located on a wooded, 90-acre rural property near the site of the famous Woodstock music festival, the complex will comprise 68,000 square feet in 15 buildings, all dedicated to the study and pursuit of meditation practices and Buddhist studies. Join us in this ongoing blog as we share not only the project journey, but the spiritual dimensions of building a Buddhist Meditation Center: where seeking harmony is as much a part of the process as engineering and bulldozers. You will never look at building the same way again!

Upstate New York struggled through a severe winter with heavy snowfall this year, yet the project team is undeterred in its commitment to the Milarepa Center. Before the winter, land was cleared and graded for the access road into the 90-acre retreat center land, and at the building site itself.  Engineering for the drainage systems […]

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Since the ground-breaking ceremony last summer, much progress has been made at the Milarepa Center project site.  Land needed to be cleared and graded: first for the access road into the 90-acre retreat center land, and at the building site itself.  Engineering for the drainage systems and roadway was performed.  Drainage pipes were laid and […]

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The Milarepa Center Project: Ground-breaking Ceremony!

by Jacklyn Wolf on March 19, 2015

The July 2013 ground-breaking ceremony, which took place in the middle of a sun-filled, grassy meadow, began with a Tibetan blessing by the Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher at the Milarepa Retreat Center. Its message: to ensure that everything about the Center will be favorable to create health and harmony for individuals, families and society […]

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