Relax, Renew and Awaken

with Caroline DeMaio

July 13 - 16


Discover relaxation and wakefulness in the rolling green mountains of Northern Vermont. 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 explores the wisdom and insight which arises from sitting meditation and which 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, and evening activities. Great for friends, couples, or individuals.

Arrival & Departure

The program begins with arrival and registration on July 13-16, 2018, between 3pm-6pm. Dinner is at 6:30pm. The program begins at 7:30pm.  The program ends on July 16, 2018, just after lunch.


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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