Teen Winter Retreat

with Pablo Coddou and Anne-Marie Keppel

December 26, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Our Annual winter retreat invites families to come together in the spacious, natural environment of Karmê Chöling to explore meditation and community. The week is arranged so that parents, children, and teenagers can all participate in their own programs and enjoy time together on the beautiful, wintry land of Karmê Chöling. This is a lively week full of laughter, bustle, and the energy of children!

For Teens: Ages 14 - 18

In a busy, high-pressure, hi-tech world, the teachings on awareness and warriorship offer teens an opportunity to slow down, learn about oneself, and open one's heart to others. Teens will be introduced to meditation practice, engage in arts, time outdoors, group games, and will have open time with peers as well.

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 3:00pm and 6:00pm on December 26, 2017 to register and check-in. Arrivals on December 25th or earlier will not be accepted. Dinner is at 6:00pm. The program begins at 7:00pm. January 1 is departure day; you are free to leave at any time.


Program Fee: $240

Daily Fee: $40

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies 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.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Pablo Coddou

Pablo Coddou has been a student of Shambhala for 14+ years, and held various positions within the community, including meditation instructor, Rusung for Karme Choling, and most recently traveling personal assistant to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He is also a student of Khandro Rinpoche, at whose retreat center in India he lived for six months. Pablo obtained a Master's degree in Psychology from Naropa University with a concentration in embodied authentic expression and gestalt psychotherapy for young adults. He currently lives with his family in Craftsbury, and enjoys trail running, martial arts, and reading his baby daughter books in Spanish.

About Anne-Marie Keppel

Anne-Marie lives in a magical dwelling in northern Vermont with her husband Pablo Coddou, three children ages 20, 16 and 2 and two guinea pigs.  She is Head Teacher at Karmê Chöling’s Family Camp, is an Executive Council member of the camp, greatly loves Kasungship and teaches tight wire as a mind/body awareness practice. Currently launching a business in Community Deathcare she is a Hospice volunteer, trained death midwife and is in school to become a Celebrant with a focus on funerals and memorials.

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