Programs

Special Funding Available

If you identify as a person of color you may be eligible for special financial support to attend our retreats.

* Indicates program with prerequisites

April

April 13 - November 7

Garden Apprentice Program

with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven
Entering its seventh year, the Garden Apprenticeship Program at Karme Choling is a unique six-month residential program of contemplative gardening through close mentorship with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven.

July

July 27 - August 25

Summer Volunteer Program - Session 2

Summer volunteering is available to anyone interested in learning to meditate, establishing a regular meditation practice, and wishing to experience a taste of Shambhala Buddhist residential life.

August

August 17 - 25

Heart of Recovery Retreat

with Scott Perkins
A exploration of how meditation and mindfulness intersect with recovery from addiction and other harmful habitual patterns. This is a week- long journey of warriorship, gentleness and bravery.

August 26 - 30

Staff Days Off

A chance for Karme Choling staff to take a break after a long Summer of programs! Karme Choling will be closed to visitors during this time.

September

September 3 - 8

Way of Shambhala Program

Making Your Way Back Home: Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels IV - V *

with Timothy Quigley
The last 2 of 5 levels of the Heart of Warriorship, a seminal path of training rooted in the ancient meditation practices & wisdom teachings of the Shambhala tradition & created for the challenges of our modern, everyday existence.

September 4 - 8

Lowering the Tents - Volunteer Weekend

Join the Karme Choling Staff for a weekend of lowering the tents and meditation as we close down our Summer campground. Meals and accommodations are included!

September 7 - 8

Kyudo Open Practice Weekend *

Seiko Kyudojo invites all kyudo practitioners to spend the weekend in the hills of Vermont and practice at the Azuchi. Come for one or both days. Class equipment is available.

September 7 - October 5

Summer Volunteer Program - Session 3

Summer volunteering is available to anyone interested in learning to meditate, establishing a regular meditation practice, and wishing to experience a taste of Shambhala Buddhist residential life.

September 22

Harvest of Peace

A day for to gather and celebrate the riches of our community and Shambhala heritage!

September 22 - 27

Qigong and Meditation Retreat *

with Dr. Eva Wong
This program will feature using Sunzi's Art of War in strategizing meditation practice. It integrates the practices of qigong and sitting meditation with an emphasis on how these two practices support each other.

September 27 - October 2

Stroking the Clouds at Karmê Chöling: an Evoking Worlds Program *

with Dr. Eva Wong
An Evoking Worlds Program. Join Eva Wong in this unique program that unifies Taoist awareness practice and spirit travel.

October

October 3 - 6

Relax, Renew and Awaken

with Tune Faulkner
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in the rolling green mountains of Northern Vermont and learn contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life.

October 8 - 19

Shambhala International Program

Scorpion Seal: Year 8 *

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
This retreat will focus on intensive practice of the Werma Sadhana, with the introduction of practices specific to Scorpion Seal year 8.

October 22 - 29

Mudra Space Awareness Summit: A Radical Mind-Body Immersion

with Dr. Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Greg Heffron
Leading Mudra teachers, gathered for the first time, will present the scope of these intensive physical & sensory experiential teachings and convey their use for spiritual realization, lifestyle balance and professional development.

October 25 - 27

Weekend Mudra Space Awareness Summit

with Dr. Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Greg Heffron

July

July 17 - 19, 2020

Free and Easy Wandering in the Spirit World

with Dr. Eva Wong