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.

December 10 - 12

HYBRID: Weekend Program: The Trekcho Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal *

with Acharya Richard John

This weekend retreat is open to all tantrikas who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly, regardless of your current practice.

January 7 - 15, 2022

HYBRID Weekthun: Meeting the Great Queen, Our Own Innate Wisdom

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Shastri Donna Williams and Pablo Coddou

This program is available both On-Land and ONLINE. This weekthun is based on the lore of dakini stories, and will have a Mahamudra track for tantrikas, and a non-tantrika track for mindfulness-awareness practice.

January 31 - February 14, 2022

Zoomless Half Dathun

Join the Karme Choling Household for two weeks of Zoom-free meditation in the Main Shrine Room. Participants will settle into the household two weeks before the half-dathun begins to integrate into the community.

February 21 - March 21, 2022

Bringing Emotions to the Path

with Acharya Dan Hessey

Monday night series: Learn to work with heavy-handed emotions, or kleshas, which are a key part of the origin of suffering.

March 3

Shambhala Day: Year of the Water Tiger

Join the Karmê Chöling and St. Johnsbury Community in celebrating Shambhala Day 2022, Year of the Water Tiger.

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