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

Interested in a 3 month long Shambhala Buddhist residential experience at Karmê Chöling?

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.


Share the Present Moment
Two for the Price of One Weekthün

You and a friend can can attend the November Weekthün for the price of one when you like our Facebook page. Redeem your coupon now.  #DoubleGoodness Offer expires 10/31/14.

The Karmé Chöling staff recorded this rap video to show their excitement about this fabulous deal.

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

November 21 - 26
with Irini Rockwell
Explore your unique way of perceiving and interacting with the world and how it can yield enormous insight into how we color what we think, feel, say and do.
December 21
At this darkest point of the year, we gather to celebrate light and community. Join us for a morning and afternoon of festivities, including crafts, a visit by the King and Queen of Shambhala, and a play starring the KarmĂȘ Chöling staff. All are welcome.
February 9 - 24, 2015
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.

* Indicates Program with Prerequisites

Shambhala, Shambhala Meditation Center, and Shambhala Center are registered service marks of Shambhala International (Vajradhatu).

Shambhala Training is a registered trademark of Shambhala/Nalanda Foundation.