Our Garden

The one-acre Karmê Chöling garden serves as a ground for learning, practice, work, and play. Its beauty and magic magnetizes visitors from around the world. Hundreds of different varieties, including vegetables, herbs, flowers, and mushrooms, are propagated each year by our dedicated garden staff. Produce from the garden supplies the Karmê Chöling kitchen during the growing season and beyond. A wide array of annual and perennial flowers attracts a plethora of pollinators and are used in the flower arrangements in the shrine rooms and in special places around the house.

There are many ways to become involved with the garden, from volunteeringworking on staff, taking part in our mindful gardening weekends, or joining the Garden Apprenticeship program.


April 14 - October 15

Garden Apprentice Program

with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven
A six-month residential program in which apprentices learn the basics of organic gardening while engaging in daily meditation practice and community life. No experience necessary.