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

December 21
Join us for this celebration of the winter solstice and day of appreciation for children, including festivities, crafts, a play starring the KarmĂȘ Chöling staff, and a visit from the King and Queen of Shambhala. All are welcome.
December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015
with Nicolia Jiraff and Elizabeth Dealing
Through story, song, sitting meditation, outdoor exploration, art, and play, the Aloka Program builds a culture of worthiness that allows all children a joyful opportunity to express their unique gifts. For children ages 3-12.
December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015
with Geoff Cox and Leslie Gossett
The teachings on awareness and warriorship offer teens an opportunity to slow down, learn about oneself, and open one's heart to others. For youth ages 13-18.
February 6 - 8, 2015
with Acharya Marty 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, 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

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