"
Studying the Dharma is entirely up to you. If you want to study or you
don't want to study it's up to you. There is no law telling you what to do.
One thing I can say is to think about it carefully. It's really up to you.
And then, if you think it's helpful, then you take it but it is entirely up to you."

In answer to the Chorus question "Rinpoche, can you please give us advice about studying the Dharma?"
Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche
Chorus audience and performance August 6, 2010 NYC

Thank you so much for that beautiful singing and prayer by the Milarepa Children's Chorus
to Tibet's Je Tsongkapa (teacher of the first Dalai Lama.) I am sure the singing has a
good impact and effect on their life. The effect of Tara will be in their life forever ...
this performance is related  to the Tibetan tradition of making offerings. So thank you!
Geleg Rinpoche, Founder of Jewel Heart
March 12, 2010  Tibet House NYC


"I send blessings to Rochelle and the Milarepa Children's Chorus."
Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Nepal
October 15, 2009

 "It is important to teach children the teachings of the Buddha.
I do believe if they study the Buddha's principles they
will lead a good life of meaning and significance."
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
September 11, 2009


"The Milarepa Children's Chorus is so so important because
the children are the future of the Dharma."
- The Very Venerable 9th Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
The Maine Retreat August 7, 2009

"The Milarepa Songs that you sing will have a
long-lasting effect in your lives now and in the future"
- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
New York City June 19, 2009

"Chorus songs have certainly changed since I was a child!"
- Daniel Goleman
92nd Street Y, New York City June 22, 2009

"Thank you for sharing the photographs of the Milarepa Costume Party!
How inspiring and especially reassuring that children are exposed to such sanity on one hand
and to the existence of peaceful and wrathful dieties and how to prepare and deal with such energies!!!
What powerful seeds of preparation for this life of course but also for the bardo!
You are like a fairy, magician, gardener of hearts... helping them to flourish...
It soothes my heart to know that this is happening. Khenpo is so happy with you I am sure...
May you and your joy live forever!"

Love, Liliane Busby
Montreal, Canada November 2, 2009

"Did I actually express in words to you how wonderful your
Chorus was in so many ways in their performance last night?

I am not sure that I did, and I want to be certain that you "hear" it, read it, from me.
It is really amazing what you are doing with them. And it has far-reaching effects."
- Paulette Graf, Life Coach



The Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa
 NEW YORK CITY MAY 17, 2008




Milarepa Children's Chorus — Rubin Museum Tibetan Festival




The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Rebel Buddha Tour Book Signing
The Milarepa Children's Chorus
November 13, 2010
New York City




The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Rebel Buddha Tour Book Signing
The Milarepa Children's Chorus
November 13, 2010
New York City




Reading the Chorus program to Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche
August 6, 2010 NYC




Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche reading the lyrics of The Guard Song
Milarepa Children's Chorus Audience August 6, 2010 NYC
Click below to view Chorus singing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaZeWOIt3Xc




Khandro Rinpoche with Chorus members at Symphony Space
Long Life Empowerment Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche August 5, 2010




Gesar Mukpo Rinpoche with Chorus members at Symphony Space
Long Life Empowerment Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche August 5, 2010





Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
The First North American Kagyu Monlam
KTD Monastery, Woodstock NY
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugotrade/sets/72157624532434476/show/




Jetsun Ngodup Pelzom, The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa's sister with her nephew
The First North American Kagyu Monlam
KTD Monastery, Woodstock NY
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugotrade/sets/72157624532434476/show/





Chorus Rehearsing with Harry Einhorn
The First North American Kagyu Monlam
KTD Monastery, Woodstock NY
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugotrade/sets/72157624532434476/show/





Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche with Chorus members
The First North American Kagyu Monlam
KTD Monastery, Woodstock NY
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugotrade/sets/72157624532434476/show/



 

Gelek Rinpoche

Tibet House
New York City March 12, 2010
GelekRinpoche.html
Photos:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugotrade/sets/72157623629791550/show/
Video:
Part one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdg9ZZOiYqY
 Part two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCXl83IY7Wg






Mingyur Rinpoche, Paul, Erin and our newest Chorus Member Iris
92nd Street Y New York City June 22, 2009
VIDEO
:
http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/92y_video_the_milarepa_childrens_theater_and_chorus/




Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche and the Chorus.
E-Vam Institute New York City September 11, 2009
VIDEO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdsBmX6-kFk











Shambhala Arts Festival Photos by Michael Lo 2009




Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art







Chorus Rehearsal August 2010


About Us
Milarepa
Children's Theater and Chorus
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Rochelle Weithorn, Founder and Artistic Director
431 East 73rd Street Studio 3RW
New York, New York 10021
212-472-8668
rweithorn@aol.com
Bio and Photo
Youtube: Rochelle Weithorn



"Generosity is the virtue that produces peace."
We are very grateful for your donation.

Milarepa Children's Theater and Chorus

Our Mission Statement

Milarepa Children's Theater and Chorus was founded in
2001 and registered as a US 501(c)(3) Domestic
Non-For-Profit Corporation in March 18, 2011, headquarters in New York City.
Milarepa Children's Theater and Chorus has dedicated
itself to preserving the cultural heritage of the
Himalayan region. Preservation of intangible cultural
heritage consists of training children, teens and adults in
traditional Himalayan songs, dances and plays, which they
perform. Admission is free and open to all students.
Preservation of tangible cultural heritage includes
the initiative Treasure Caretaker Training in Digital
Documentation and Preservation and other projects for
the future. Our staff and students are of Himalayan and
American descent, and each year, one of our students will
intern with the Treasure Caretaker Training in Digital
Documentation and Preservation project.

Our Programs

Children's Day Sunday December 20, 2009
Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugotrade/sets/72157623040935302/show/

Milarepa Costume Party October 30, 2009
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugotrade/sets/72157622702791834/show/

The Shambhala Times Community News Magazine Article:
http://shambhalatimes.org/2009/02/21/the-milarepa-childrens-theater-and-chorus/

21 Taras and Five Buddha Families Workshop — Friday January 10, 2009

Videos

http://www.blip.tv/file/2546846

Milarepa Children's Theater and Chorus
Rehearsal Workshop Performance and Costume Party

Our Plays

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvQPnzmgXME

www.yasodharaplay.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMULZAzpcp8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbov93RKswc

www.mahamayaplay.com

www.tangerineofmindfulness.com



Milarepa Children's Chorus




The Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa

Medicine Buddha Empowerment

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

Rubin Museum of Art

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

The Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo

The Illustrated Life of Je Tsongkapa

Children's Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1I3CMj9RBA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJcjAu7NShk


Youtube Video: Lion's Song — Art of War Weekend (January 23, 2009)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uewxf-IwCxk

Chorus Rehearsal — February 20, 2009

The International Shambhala Arts Festival
March 20, 2009 New York City
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/milo2000/sets/72157615672273225/

Tibet House Fundraiser for Tibetan Children's Village
April 30, 2009 New York City
TibetHouseFundraiserApr30.html
To see photos go to:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugotrade/sets/72157617537962468/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugotrade/sets/72157617537962468/show/

Rubin Museum Family Day Celebrating Tibet
New York City May 2, 2009
RubinMuseumMay2.html
To see photos go to:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugotrade/sets/72157617614003012/show/

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
June 19, 2009
DzigarKongtrulInvite.html

His Eminence Mingyur Rinpoche
June 22, 2009
MingyurRinpocheFlyer.html

H.H. The Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa's 24th Birthday Celebration,
KTD Monastery
Woodstock, New York June 27, 2009
KTDFlyer.html
To see photos go to:
http://flickr.com/gp/constellationsoflove/kS7L65

Bardo Tulku Rinpoche
Benefit for Kuzang Palchen Ling
New York City June 28, 2009
BardoTulkuInviteImages.html

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
E-Vam Institute
New York City September 11, 2009
TralegRinpocheFlyer.html
VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdsBmX6-kFk
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAPl1kcoxu4&feature=related
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kph91ZUZWo

Tibetan Festival
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
New York City October 3, 2009
JacquesMarchaisInvite.html

Gelek Rinpoche
Tibet House
New York City March 12, 2010
GelekRinpoche.html
Photos:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugotrade/sets/72157623629791550/show/
Video:
Part one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdg9ZZOiYqY
 Part two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCXl83IY7Wg