Restoring Trust

Practices for Leaders & Communities

Restoring Trust


Tune Faulkner

Date & Time Details:

January 2024



Program Fee:

Generosity Price - $320

Tuition - $260

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Karmê Chöling
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Restoring Trust Practices has its roots in indigenous cultures. Circles were used to address conflict and to build trust within the community. The circle illustrated a way of equalizing power and allowing everyone's voice to be heard. Both the harmed party and those who caused the harm came together to speak openly and genuinely about the injury or damage that had occurred and what could be done to heal from it. The process was owned by all involved.

In most of our modern Western court systems, schools, and workplaces, we have a process where those in power decide what kind of punishment is to be meted out to those responsible for causing harm. The harmed party is not always allowed to participate in deciding the outcome.

Using Restorative Practices

During this weekend program we will use meditation practice as a tool to settle our minds in order to contemplate the fundamental tenets of restorative practices.

Restorative practices offers a process where we develop the skills to work through conflict in order to be able to feel connected to our:

  • Families
  • School
  • Community at large
  • Friends
  • Workplace

The program will include small group explorations in a safe environment, as well as working with a partner to develop active listening; an important aspect of restoring relationships.

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Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

Generosity Price: $320.00
You're able to help us with this commitment by choosing the "Generosity Price". The money above the basic tuition cost goes into a scholarship fund for those who might not be able to attend a program otherwise.

Tuition: $260.00
This is the price of the program, it does not include housing options or material fees.

Please Note:
Price does not include accommodations, which will be added during the registration process.


Payment Policies:
Please read the payment policy before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.


Tune Faulkner
Tune Faulkner

Tune Faulkner has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism for over 25 years. She lives in northern Vermont with her husband and two cats on 65 acres of land. About 17 years ago, Tune volunteered on a 5 person community panel at the local Community Restorative Justice Center in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The Justice Center processed criminal cases. Nine years later, she became the Restorative Justice Coordinator there, and recently retired after 8 years on the job. 

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