Relax, Renew and Awaken

with Caroline DeMaio

September 1 - 4, 2017

Discover relaxation, wakefulness and appreciation in the rolling mountains of Northern Vermont this fall. Our Relax, Renew and Awaken program offers contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and personal endeavors of all kinds.
Join us for a spacious retreat that allows time to walk the land, visit our one-acre organic garden, or to follow the spontaneous callings of your spirit. Meet other participants over tasty meals (vegetarian options provided). Join in all or part of the scheduled activities: meditation (with instruction), conversation and contemplation, yoga, massage, hiking, local excursions, and evening activities.
"Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." ~ William Cullen Bryant
During this retreat our staff will create an environment that will encourage you to:
  • Tune into fall’s qualities of brilliance, transition, and letting go
  • Contemplate what brings you joy and restore your sense of radiance and well-being
  • Reflect on what’s in your heart and cultivate more clarity in your life
So come step out of the habitual patterns of daily life.  Leave with a sense of restoration and invigoration that will provide nourishment for the rest of your autumn.  Great for friends, couples, or individuals.
The program begins Friday, September 1 at 7:30pm and concludes Monday, September 4 with a festive lunch at 12:30pm. 

Special Funding Available

If you identify as a person of color or are an educator, M.Ed. student, health care professional, or full-time artist you may be eligible for special financial support to attend our retreats.


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.

Those who can are encouraged to register using this option.

To encourage all to study, we offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price. Charitable donations provide the funding to make this pricing option available. We thank our donors for their generosity.

Financial Aid

Karmê Chöling offers interest-free payment plans, scholarships, and other financial assistance.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

Online registration is not currently open.


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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