Karmê Chöling is host to Mukpo Institute, a three-month path of practice, study, and community. The program focuses on putting your practice and study into action every day as you engage... Continue reading
Welcome to Karmê Chöling
Nestled in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Karmê Chöling offers contemplative programs to inspire wisdom and compassion in our everyday lives. As part of the global community of Shambhala we are dedicated to awakening our human hearts with kindness, bravery, and genuine dialogue.
With an array of accommodations, elegant meditation halls, an abundant organic garden, and a warm, inviting residential staff, you will find an ideal setting to explore what it means to be fully human while deepening your connection to the earth, yourself, and society.
Shambhala is a global community with over 200 meditation and retreat centers around the world. As one of it's four largest rural retreat centers, Karmê Chöling brings together people of all ages and from all walks of life who are interested in exploring our minds, transforming our experience, and awakening our potential for enlightened society.
We offer a path of meditation practice and contemplative arts oriented towards modern life. Our communities around the world cultivate kindness, bravery, and genuine dialogue. Led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, our vision is to inspire compassionate, sustainable, and just human societies.
Movement is good for the body, and stillness is good for the mind.
~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Join the staff for a weekend of tent-pitching, outdoor work, and community connection as we prepare the Karmê Chöling campgrounds for the season.
Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels I - III
Open to beginners and those new to meditation. Explore the Shambhala path of warriorship over the course of this week-long retreat, or join us for one or more levels.
Natural Confidence: A Month-Long Meditation Retreat
Open to everyone! Explore bravery and authenticity in this in-depth meditation retreat. This program fulfills the dathün practice requirements for the Shambhala Buddhist path. Attend the first week, the first or last two weeks or the full retreat.
Mindful Gardening: A Meditation Retreat
Connect with this living earth, deepen your understanding of growing vegetables and flowers organically, and learn to combine this with the practice of meditation.
Mukpo Institute: Fall Semester
A semester of Buddhist study and practice under the direction of Ashe Acharya John Rockwell and senior teachers from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.