Gardening with a Mind of Meditation
with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven
June 29 - July 1, 2012
Our relationship with the natural world offers us two precious opportunities: to receive beauty and to learn how to foster it.
This program builds on the wonderful symbiosis between mindfulness meditation and organic gardening. We will practice meditation,
walk the forest trails and explore and train in Karme Cholings' magnificent gardens. This program is for gardeners of all levels.
We inite those who want to slow down and refresh their inspiration with nature, as well as all meditators who have lost touch
with their living earth.
The program starts Friday June 29 at 7:30pm and ends Sunday July1 around 4pm.
Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.
Full Program Fee: $356
This price covers Karmê Chöling's actual operational cost for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.
Discounted Program Fee: $300
This price reflects Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations.
Price includes meals but not accommodations.
Online registration is not currently open.
For information on registration, pricing, childcare, transportation and other issues, see our Frequently Asked Questions.
About Master Gardener Jan Enthoven
Jan Enthoven, master gardener, descends from a long line of Dutch fruit and vegetable growers. Interested in organic farming since childhood, Mr. Enthoven visited renowned Buddhist farmer-philosopher, Masanobu Fukuoka during his travels through Asia in 1982. Inspired by Mr. Fukuoka’s approach, Jan embraced ecological farming methods, and his farm became organically certified in 1983.
Drawn to the Shambhala teachings, Jan visited Karmê Chöling in 1988. Charmed by the people and landscape of Vermont, in 1990 he agreed to be Karmê Chöling’s master gardener. Since that time, Jan’s organic garden has drawn thousands of visitors, and Jan has mentored many garden enthusiasts. He teaches garden internships for new and experienced gardeners and has written articles for newspapers and magazines.