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Contact Us

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all visitors must abide by Karmê Chöling COVID safety procedure. Please check our website for visiting hours and and for the current COVID policy before planning your next visit.


Main Phone Number: (802) 633-2384 x3000
Emergency Number: (802) 633-2384 x3207

Mailing Address:
369 Patneaude Lane
Barnet, Vermont 05821
Tel: (802) 633-2384

Session Front Desk Hours:
Mondays: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Wednesdays: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Saturdays: 10:30am – 12:30pm

To visit outside these hours, please contact us at info@karmecholing.org or (802) 633 – 2384 x3000.

Contact a Staff Member:

All phone numbers are main line (802-633-2384) plus extension unless noted otherwise.

Core Leadership

Position Name Phone Email
Executive Director Betsy Railla 3207
Director of Finance Bill Barry 3226
Acharya in Residence Suzann Duquette 3147
Director of Human Resources Elisa Shafa 3140

Department Contacts

Position Name Phone Email
Residency Liaison Nathan Railla 3227
A/V & Archives Michael Leszcynski 3158
Information Technology Manager Nick Miller 3211
Director of Communications Elisa Shafa 3140
Development Director Betsy Railla 3207
Director of Guest Services Tsöndrü Nicholson 3003
    Front Desk Joseph Pascutazz 3000
Kitchen Manager Daniel Baker 3135
Director of Practice, Education and Programming Marian English 3111
Residency Manager J.T. Buck 3112
Bookkeeping Susan Wood 3223
Property Manager JP Paulson 3160
In-house Retreats Manager J.T. Buck 3112
Cabin Retreats Master Mike de Give 3122

Reaching a Guest

It may be difficult to reach a program participant by phone, so we recommend that you coordinate a specific time to call. The reception desk can take phone messages and post them on the program bulletin board. If you would like to write a letter to a guest, please include the participant’s full name and the name of the program they are attending.

To contact a guest in an emergency, call (802) 633-2384 x3207.

Please note that most cell phone networks other than Verizon do not get reception in this area.  Karmê Chöling does not have phones available for use by participants except in case of emergency.