CXL:Meditation: Tools for Living

with Sal DeMaio and Caroline DeMaio

October 19

Learn mindfulness meditation, a simple technique for training the mind's alertness and presence to bring flexibility and poise into daily life situations in the home or workplace. Whether dealing with distractedness, busyness, information overload, or other stressful situations, mindfulness allows us to appreciate the challenges of life and respond with confidence.

In this interactive workshop you will learn to:

  • Practice mindfulness meditation
  • Communicate mindfully with others
  • Work through fear to respond with fearlessness
  • Open to creative solutions

The program will begin at 10:30am and end at 4pm.


Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.

Patron Price: $50
This price covers 100% of Karmê Chöling's operational cost for the program and supports financial aid for other participants. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.

Base Price: $40
This cost covers 80% of operating costs for the program reflecting Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. We fundraise to cover the remaining program costs.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Sal DeMaio

Sal DeMaio is a real estate appraiser. He is also a dedicated banjo and guitar player and has worked with many bands in the Northeast Kingdom during the last 40 years. Sal has studied Buddhism and meditation for many years. He has been active in a prison out-reach program in St. Johnsbury, and he is the coordinator of Ordinary Magic, a weekly open house at the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center. He is also an instructor of Golden Ball Tai Chi.

About Caroline DeMaio

Caroline DeMaio recently retired from her position as school library media specialist at the Danville School, grades K-12. She has lived in the Northeast Kingdom for over 45 years, and has served on many community boards, including Umbrella, the Chamber of Commerce, Catamount Arts and the St. J Athenaeum. Ms. DeMaio has studied meditation and Buddhism for many years. She is a student of ikebana, Japanese flower arranging. She is a past chair of the Karmê Chöling board of directors and of the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center Council.

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