Fall Teen Retreat

with Pablo Coddou and Anne-Marie Keppel

October 25 - 27

Walking the LabyrinthAt the heart of the Shambhala teachings is the understanding that every person is fundamentally good. This weekend will explore our everyday experiences of fundamental goodness and what it might look like to lead our lives from this basic principle. Together we will create a culture of goodness that will encourage our innate qualities of kindness, wisdom, inner strength and joy to emerge.

Price includes Shrine Room Accommodations.

Check out the Blog to find out which one of the dynamic duo leading the teen retreat was a circus performer, and which one was an introverted serious book-worm, encased in the spirit of a wild, intense dancer.

For Teens: Ages 13 - 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 Friday, October 25, 2019, to register and check-in. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins at 7:30pm. The program ends by 6pm on Sunday, October 27, 2019.


Program Fee: $150

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 x-101 or x-103). 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 and basic accommodations on the shrine room floor.


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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