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Meditation Schedule at Karme Choling Meditation Retreat Center, Vermont

Meditation Calendar

Open Meditation Practice Sessions

Meditation Practice Sessions

Open to the public & free of charge

The Karmê Chöling Household's daily meditation practice sessions are open to the public every evening, Monday through Friday. Each practice session is led by a member of the KCL Household. Practice starts at 5:30pm and ends at 6:30pm Eastern Time. Please arrive by 6pm to settle in and be on time to line up at the door.

We would love to have you join us in person! If you are new to Karmê Chöling, please contact us in advance at info@karmecholing.org so that we can arrange to have someone meet you at the door and show you the way to the meditation hall.


Regular weekday offerings:

(Unless otherwise noted)

  • White Tara Practice Tuesdays 5:30pm
  • Sitting meditation and Tonglen Practice on other evenings 5:30pm
  • All regular practice days finish with Protector and closing chants


Regular weekday schedule:

  • 5:30pm: Sitting Meditation
  • 5:50: Tonglen Practice (10 minutes)
  • 6:10pm: Protector & Closing Chants (20 minutes)


Weekly, Monthly & Special Practices

These practices take place during the KCL Household Meditation Practice Session beginning at 5:300pm daily, except where noted otherwise.

Sadhana of Mahamudra practice at Karme Choling Meditation Retreat Center, Vermont

Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice
(Click for current dates)
In-person
5:30 - 6:30 pm Eastern time
Evening of the New Moon

Join the Karmê Chöling Staff in the Sadhana of Mahamudra during evening practice the day of the new moon. Written by Chogyam Trungpa Rinopche it works with overcoming the obstacles of modern day materialism. The sadhana takes most of the hour with an abbreviated list of closing chants at the end.

All-day nyinthun practice at Karme Choling Meditation Retreat Center, Vermont

Half-Day Meditation Retreats (Half-Nyinthüns)
Half-day meditation retreats are an opportunity to "just sit" and go deeper into your practice than what you would normally do in your daily sessions. Half-nyinthüns are appropriate for meditators who are just starting out but have already had meditation instruction up to experienced meditators.
9:00 am - 9:15am chanting
9:15am - 12:30 pm regular sitting practice

  • Sunday, July 14th
  • Sunday, Aug. 11th
  • More Dates TBA - Check back!

Join the St. Johnsbury community sangha and the Karmê Chöling Staff for a half day of sitting meditation practice.

  • Some experience with meditation recommended
  • We will alternate sitting and walking meditation frequently throughout the sessions

Please register here

White Tara practice at Karme Choling Meditation Retreat Center, Vermont

White Tara Practice
Every Tuesday
5:30 - 6 pm Eastern time

Join the Karmê Chöling Staff in the healing practice of White Tara, followed by our regular evening sitting session & closing chants.


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