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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

September

September 25, 2021 - January 15, 2022

HYBRID: Yeshe Tsögyal and the Feminine Principle: Online Three-Month Study Cycle

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Shastri Bill Brauer, Shastri Donna Williams and Ella Reznikova
This study cycle draws from layers of the Tibetan tradition's feminine principle teachings from the Mahayana and Vajrayana. Each layer points to diverse ways we can experience the gates of wisdom opening through supplication of the feminine.

November

November 11, 2021 - December 31, 2022

Online Practice Events at Karme Choling

Practice online with the Karme Choling household.

November 15 - December 13

ONLINE: Book Group: Vidyadhara, Feminine Principle and Evam

with Shastri Bill Brauer and Ella Reznikova
Study of these teachings from the 1970s in Barnet Town Hall, will be accompanied by archival videos of the original teachings.

December

December 10 - 12

HYBRID: Weekend Program: The Trekcho Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal *

with Acharya Richard John
This weekend retreat is open to all tantrikas who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly, regardless of your current practice.

January

January 7 - 15, 2022

HYBRID Weekthun: Meeting the Great Queen, Our Own Innate Wisdom

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Shastri Donna Williams and Pablo Coddou
This program is available both On-Land and ONLINE. This weekthun is based on the lore of dakini stories, and will have a Mahamudra track for tantrikas, and a non-tantrika track for mindfulness-awareness practice.

January 31 - February 14, 2022

Zoomless Half Dathun

Join the Karme Choling Household for two weeks of Zoom-free meditation in the Main Shrine Room. Participants will settle into the household two weeks before the half-dathun begins to integrate into the community.

February

February 21 - March 21, 2022

Bringing Emotions to the Path

with Acharya Dan Hessey
Monday night series: Learn to work with heavy-handed emotions, or kleshas, which are a key part of the origin of suffering.

February 25 - 27, 2022

Dorje Kasung Program

Dön Season Retreat *

For Dorje Kasung: Re-invigorate your connection to the practice just before the start of the new Shambhala year.

March

March 3

Shambhala Online Program

Shambhala Day: Year of the Water Tiger

Join the Karmê Chöling and St. Johnsbury Community in celebrating Shambhala Day 2022, Year of the Water Tiger.

April

April 4

Hybrid: Parinirvana Day Feast

The traditional observances of the anniversary of the passing of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

April 15 - 22, 2022

Hybrid: Four-Dharmas Weekthun

with Acharya Richard John
Explore the alignment of the Four Dharmas of Gampopa and the Four Dignities of Shambhala in this four-day meditation retreat.

April 22 - 29, 2022

Hybrid: Ashe Mahamudra Weekthun for Shambhala Vajryana Practitioners

with Acharya Richard John
This vajrayana retreat will be structured according to the Ashe Mahamudra, a profound practice liturgy by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

May

May 20 - 22, 2022

Being Strategically Kind

with Dr. Eva Wong
Join Eva Wong, translator, scholar, and strategy consultant for a workshop on how to work with challenging environments in a non-aggressive, kind, and cooperative way.

May 22 - 27, 2022

Qigong Practice and Study Retreat - Immortal Lu Dongbin's Classic on Internal Alchemy *

with Dr. Eva Wong
Lu Dongbin's classic Treatise on Internal Alchemy is now translated for the first time and will be the principal text of this practice and study retreat.

May 27 - 29, 2022

Free and Easy Wandering in the Spirit World

with Dr. Eva Wong
Join Eva Wong, practitioner of the mystical path of Shangqing Taoism, in wandering the realms of the spirit world. Walk the paths of the stars and mountains to probe the

July

July 15 - 17, 2022

Entering the Magical World of Taoism

with Dr. Eva Wong
Join Eva Wong, a practitioner of the Shanqing and Kunlun systems of Magical Taoism, in exploring a form of Taoism that few in the western world have experienced.

July 17 - 22, 2022

Qigong for Life - Organizing Your Qigong Practice *

with Dr. Eva Wong
Join Eva Wong and fellow qigong practitioners in discovering, exploring, and celebrating the richness of qigong.

September

September 16 - 18, 2022

Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice *

with Dr. Eva Wong and Acharya Suzann Duquette
Now that you have learned many qigong forms, it is time to strategize your practice to give you an edge in improving, enhancing, and repairing your body, as well as expanding your consciousness.

September 18 - 23, 2022

Stoking the Scholar & Warrior Fire *

with Dr. Eva Wong
For those who have completed Qigong Level 6, Parts 1 and/or Part 2