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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

January

January 1 - December 31

Online Practice Events at Karme Choling

Practice online with the Karme Choling household.

May

May 7 - July 23

Online: How To Lead Strategically — Discovering & Deepening with Zhuge Liang

with Suzann Duquette and Jane Arthur
This nine-week exploration offers on-demand access to video teachings and materials from the popular How to Lead Strategically series, taught by Suzann Duquette and Jane Arthur, and six LIVE sessions and discussions with the teachers.

May 19 - 22

Tent Volunteer Weekend

During this beautiful time of year, Karmê Chöling invites anyone and everyone to come experience our special community and the joy of serving others by assisting our Facilities Team to prepare our campgrounds for the summer season.

June

June 4

Learn to Meditate - Half Day Retreat

Join the Karmê Chöling Staff and Residents for this half-day meditation retreat. Beginners welcome! Meditation Instruction will be available.

July

July 25 - August 22

Activating Our Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows with Daily Practice

with Dan Hessey and Geri Amori
The Refuge and Bodhisattva vows are profound meetings between our personal karmic paths and the lineage of the Buddha.

August

August 6 - 14

Regenerative Gardening and Meditation

with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven and Donna Williams
Designed for folks who have a passion for fresh healthy food and learning regenerative gardening: With daily meditation and contemplations in the forest and garden, we will explore ways to enhance the resiliency and beauty of our environment.

August 6 - 14

Family Camp *

Family Camp is a magical week for parents and children to spend together with old friends and new in the beautiful rolling green hills of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom at Karmê Chöling.

August 25 - 28

Grounding in the Path of Dharma

with Anyen Rinpoche
Anyen Rinpoche's unique ability to understand Westerners and present traditional teachings will allow participants to walk away from this special program with tools to steadily strengthen their practice and commitment over time.

August 29 - September 6

Regenerative Gardening and Meditation

with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven and Donna Williams
Designed for folks who have a passion for fresh healthy food and learning regenerative gardening: With daily meditation and contemplations in the forest and garden, we will explore ways to enhance the resiliency and beauty of our environment.

August 31 - September 4

Kyudo Gathering *

with Jim Boorstein
Thirty Years of Kyudo Practice at the Azuchi

September

September 2 - 4

Learn the Art of Japanese Archery: Kyudo First Shot

Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, is one of the oldest arts of the Japanese tradition of contemplative warriorship. The practice of kyudo begins with first shot and the cultivation of beginner's heart.

September 2 - 8

Celebrating Community - A Time to Reconnect

with Melanie Klein
Karme Choling misses you! You are all warmly invited to come home to Karme Choling September 2nd - 8th, 2022, to enjoy reconnecting with each other, with practice, with this beautiful land and with the tenderness of our hearts.

September 16 - 18

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

Stoking the Scholar & Warrior Fire *

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

September 29 - October 2

Dream Yoga Retreat

with Andrew Holecek
Join Andrew Holecek in the beautiful fall foliage of Vermont, to study this form of nocturnal meditation, which offers a profound opportunity to explore the nature of mind and reality.