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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.

May 19 - 22

Tent Volunteer Weekend

During this beautiful time of year, Karmê Chöling invites anyone and everyone to come experience our special community and the joy of serving others by assisting our Facilities Team to prepare our campgrounds for the summer season.

June 4

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.

July 25 - August 22

Activating Our Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows with Daily Practice

with Dan Hessey and Geri Amori

The Refuge and Bodhisattva vows are profound meetings between our personal karmic paths and the lineage of the Buddha.

August 6 - 14

Regenerative Gardening and Meditation

with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven and Donna Williams

Designed for folks who have a passion for fresh healthy food and learning regenerative gardening: With daily meditation and contemplations in the forest and garden, we will explore ways to enhance the resiliency and beauty of our environment.

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.

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