Donate
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
  • Chöd Practice Tuesdays 3:00pm
  • 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.

Dön Season practice at Karme Choling Meditation Retreat Center, Vermont

End-of-Year Dön Season Practice
In-person only
5:30 - 6:30 pm Eastern time
January 30 - February 8

Join the Karmê Chöling Staff to clear out the end-of-year obstacles with this annual practice.

See other end-of-year events in our programs section:
Shambhala Day - Year of the Earth Dragon
Milarepa Day

Shambhala Sadhana practice at Karme Choling Meditation Retreat Center, Vermont

Shambhala Sadhana Practice
In-person and online
9:00 - 10:15 am Eastern time
Morning of the Full Moon

  • Thursday, January 25th
  • February 24th - Milarepa Day (No Shambhala Sadhana Practice)
  • Monday, March 25th
  • Tuesday, April 23rd

Join the Karmê Chöling Staff to practice the Shambhala Sadhana during morning practice the day of the full moon. Written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the Shambhala Sadhana helps practitioners touch into their own hearts, into the hearts of others, and in society as a whole. This practice uses modern language and imagery, accessible to anyone with or without prior experience in Shambhala and Buddhism.

Zoom link

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice
In-person and online
5:30 - 6:30 pm Eastern time
Evening of the New Moon

  • Thursday, Jan. 11th
  • Friday, Feb. 9th
  • Sunday, March 10th (Daylight Saving Time)
  • Monday, April 8th

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.
Zoom Link

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

Nyinthun (Daylong meditation sessions)
8:30 am - 9:00 am Instruction for newcomers available
9:00 am - 6:30 pm Regular sitting practice

  • Sunday, Jan. 21st
  • Saturday, Feb. 24th (Milarepa Day - special "Rain of Blessings" practice)
  • Sunday, March 17th
  • Sunday, April 7th (Parinirvana Day - special celebratory practices)

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

  • All experience levels are welcome!
  • We will alternate sitting and walking meditation frequently throughout the sessions
  • Instruction for new meditators is at 8:30 am before the regular practice begins.

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.

Green Tara practice at Karme Choling Meditation Retreat Center, Vermont

Maitri Bhavana Practice
Fourth Monday of the month
5:30 - 6 pm Eastern time
Maitri Bhavana is a practice of lovingkindness where we acknowledge our interconnectedness to each other. We bring to mind those people (or circumstances) to whom we wish to bring comfort and benefit. It is a practice of unlimited friendliness and compassion for those who may be experiencing physical or mental suffering, such as cancer, grief, or depression, as well as for those who care about them.

Practice Requests:
We are able to do Maitribhavana, Tonglen, Sukhavati, and Shing Kham practice for individuals or groups. If you have someone you would like to request we practice for, please let us know by listing them here.


Was this helpful?


Share This