Lowering the Tents

September 10 - 13

Karmê Chöling invites everyone to join us for this fall weekend of exertion and meditation as we close down our seasonal campground. Come experience our special community and the joy of serving others by assisting our Facilities Team while working in wooded meadows, meditating, and making new friends.

Over the course of the weekend, volunteers work alongside staff to help with sorting camp gear, tidying the campsite, and taking down tents. These contemplative and crucial tasks are supported with twice-daily formal sittings and chants, good food, and plenty of conversation and connection. Our volunteer weekends are a great way to experience the vividly awake energy of Karmê Chöling without a big financial commitment.

Shrine room floor accommodations and meals are FREE. Come experience a different aspect of the meditation path. Partial attendance is allowed.


You must be registered to participate - please do so by clicking below and completing the registration process.

Arrival & Departure

The program begins with arrival and registration on Thursday, September 10, 2020, between 3pm-6pm. Dinner is at 6:30pm. Orientation begins at 7:30pm. The program ends on Sunday, September 13 after lunch.


Program Fee: Free

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.

Online registration is not currently open.

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