Karmê Chöling Meditation Community

Karme Choling is a residential meditation community founded by Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. It’s both a residence for meditation practitioners and a center that offers Shambhala Buddhist programs, QiGong instruction, Mudra Space Awareness, and Kyudo, or Japanese Archery. 

Living in a meditation community offers the camaraderie and support needed to deepen our practice and progress along our spiritual path as good human beings. 

Nestled in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, with a one-acre organic garden that teaches regenerative farming techniques, Karmê Chöling is part of the global community of Shambhala, dedicated to awakening our human hearts with kindness, bravery, and genuine dialogue.

August 20

Learn to Meditate - Half Day Retreat

Join the Karmê Chöling Staff and Residents for this half-day meditation retreat. Beginners welcome! Meditation Instruction will be available.

August 25 - 28

Grounding in the Path of Dharma

with Anyen Rinpoche

Anyen Rinpoche's unique ability to understand Westerners and present traditional teachings will allow participants to walk away from this special program with tools to steadily strengthen their practice and commitment over time.

August 26 - 28

MUDRA MAGIC: You Are Your Own Gesture

with Suzann Duquette

Mudra Space Awareness is a meditative discipline and penetrating art form that synchronizes body, heart, and mind. Mudra surprises us into connecting with our innate well-being, beyond ego mind, to appreciate ourselves, others, and the world.

August 31 - September 4

Kyudo Gathering *

with Jim Boorstein

Thirty Years of Kyudo Practice at the Azuchi

September 2 - 4

Learn the Art of Japanese Archery: Kyudo First Shot

Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, is one of the oldest arts of the Japanese tradition of contemplative warriorship. The practice of kyudo begins with first shot and the cultivation of beginner's heart.

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