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.


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

September 3 - 7
KarmĂȘ Chöling will be closed to guests and visitors. We encourage you to visit another time.
September 8 - 22
with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven
Come explore the intersection of mindfulness-awareness meditation practice and organic gardening in Karme Choling's one-acre vegetable, herb and flower garden. Attend one or both weeks. All levels of gardening experience welcome.
September 8 - December 1
A semester of Buddhist study and practice under the direction of Ashe Acharya John Rockwell and senior teachers from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.
September 9 - 11
with Lucy Halverson
The three-day program is open to women who have taken first shot and will focus on reviewing basic skills and group practice. We will also touch on the grace, dignity and tranquility of the practice of kyudo.
September 11 - 14
with Lucy Halverson
Join Kyudo practitioners from all levels in the special practice weekend in the beautiful hills of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. The program offers an environment in which beginning and experienced students can advance their practice together. First shot

* Indicates Program with Prerequisites

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