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.


Seiko Kyudo at Karmê Chöling

Kyudo PracticeSeiko “Sacred Tiger” Kyudo, based at Karme Choling, was established and named by Kanjuro Shibata XX (1921-2013), who brought the practice to North America in 1980 at the request of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Programs and practices are held regularly at the Azuchi, please stop by and visit if you’re in the area.

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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

October 8 - November 7
with Acharya Dan Hessey
Dathün, a month-long group meditation retreat, is an environment of trust, warmth and discipline in which we can discover the courage and vulnerability to explore our minds and hearts. Open to everyone!
October 9 - 11
with Shastri Shelley Heinz
Parenting is both a challenging and potentially joyful activity. No matter the child's age, communications and interactions between parents and children are influenced by a multitude of daily interactions, behavior patterns and stresses.
October 9 - 11
With both outdoor and indoor exploration, the children learn and grow through play, organized activities, arts, physical activity and interacting with peers.
October 15 - 18
with Jane Arthur
Delight in the magic of fall and rediscover yourself during the height of peak foliage season.
October 23 - 25
with Shastri Nick Kranz
The foundation of enlightened society is being unashamed of who you are. This weekend will be an exploration in creating enlightened culture through the practice of social meditation a way to experience meditation as a form of cultural integration.

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