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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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

April 17 - 19
with Madge Rossinoff
Celebrate the awakening of spring with relaxation and playfulness in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
April 17 - October 23
with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven
Entering its third year, the Garden Apprenticeship is a unique 6-month residential program in which participants gain both theoretical and practical hands-on training in organic gardening while participating in mindfulness-awareness based meditation.
May 15 - 17
with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Lodro Rinzler
Inspired by his book, The Shambhala Principle, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche invites us to deepen our meditation practice and take it off the the cushion into our lives, viewing whatever we encounter as an opportunity to create an enlightened society on the
July 3 - 8
with Acharya Noel McLellan and Tony Cape
How we are is as important as what we teach, and how we are depends on how we relate to own minds and hearts. In this retreat we explore meditation, teachings and contemplations that help us to connect to the richness in our lives and teaching activity.

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