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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
Dön Season Retreat
Gathering during the Dön Season, a time when obstacles are particularly prevalent, is especially potent for Dorje Kasung because of our connection to the protection principle.
Shambhala Training Level I for Teens: The Art of Being Human
This introductory level of the Path of Warriorship is open to teens only: beginners or those new to meditation! Discovering basic goodness in the world and ourselves is the seed of developing confidence and gentleness.
Self-Guided Retreat for Parents
This offering is for parents of teens who are participating in the Level I for Teens program.
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.
Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
This introductory level of the Path of Warriorship is open to beginners and those new to meditation! Discovering basic goodness in the world and ourselves is the seed of developing confidence and gentleness.