Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has asked Karmê Chöling to build a stupa to enable our unique and nurturing practice center to radiate out more fully to the world.

The Stupa That Conquers All Directions

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Mukpo Institute

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Karmê Chöling: Shambhala Meditation Center

Situated in the green hills of rural Vermont, Karmê Chöling is a Shambhala meditation retreat center and community for people from all walks of life to connect with their basic goodness and the basic goodness of others.


Everything is Better With a Friend

With T-Biggs and the Karmé Chöling Staff

Sakyong Bestows Friend of Shambhala
Award to Vermont's Governor Shumlin

On Tuesday June 3rd, at the Vermont Statehouse, Shambhala Buddhist leader and best-selling author Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, presented the first ever “Friend of Shambhala” award to Governor Peter Shumlin and the people of Vermont, in recognition of the state’s continuing role in creating and propagating a climate of inclusivity and compassion for all Vermonters, and its historic role as the birthplace of what is now a strong Shambhala Buddhist community throughout the US.

Media Coverage

WCAX Video
Rutland Herald Article Video
Shambhala Times Article

Friend of Shambhala Award

Vermont Public Radio Interview

Bill Brauer on NPR

Listen to Shastri Bill Brauer discussing Buddhism in Vermont on the Vermont Edition


Upcoming Workshops and Retreats

February 6 - 8
with Acharya Martin Janowitz
With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple ways to bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small ways.
February 9 - 24
with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell and Margaret Drescher
The Enlightened Society Assembly (Sutrayana Assembly) is a Shambhala mahayana program that emphasizes the view of the intrinsic goodness of all beings, practices that rouse bodhichitta and confident activity that engages fully in the world.
February 19
The Karmê Chöling Community invites you to celebrate Shambhala Day and welcome in the Tibetan New Year with us! Whether new to Shambhala or an old friend, come and join the celebration.
February 27 - March 1
with Geoff Cox
Join us for a weekend of exploring what is possible when we are fully present in the moment with the bravery to be who we are, weaving together meditation, nature connection, group games, celebration, and Jedi training within the magic of Karmê Chöling.
April 17 - 19
with Madge Rossinoff
Celebrate the awakening of spring with relaxation and playfulness in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

* Indicates Program with Prerequisites

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