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

May

May 31 - June 15

Closed for COVID-19

Vermont Governor Phil Scott issued a "stay safe at home" order on March 24, requiring all Vermonters to stay at home, leaving only for essential reasons critical to health and safety.

May 31 - June 30

Online Practice Events at Karme Choling

Join the Karme Choling staff for practice sessions online.

June

June 13 - July 18

5-Week Online Shambhala Ritual Academy Series: Lineage as the Heart of Ritual *

with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette, Walker Blaine, Timothy Quigley and Andrea Doukas
This 5-week series is available for all those who attend the online Shambhala Ritual Academy presentation, Empowering Lineage and Ritual in Our Household, May 23.

June 13

Online Embodiment: *

with Timothy Quigley

June 27

Ritual Academy: Practice Session *

with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette

July 11

Integrating Ritual into our Everyday Lives *

with Timothy Quigley

July 18

Inviting Drala Into Our Homes *

with Andrea Doukas

June 27 - 28

Way of Shambhala Program

ONLINE: The Art of Being Human: Level 1 of the Heart of Warriorship

with Shastri Bill Brauer
This livestreamed mindfulness meditation retreat presents the view that human beings at their core, including ourselves, are fundamentally awake and good. It is open to all.

July

July 10 - 17

ONLINE: Weekthun

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
This online one-week meditation intensive, is an in-depth introduction to mindfulness-awareness meditation technique. Special Group rates are available to local Shambhala Centers that would like to host this retreat at their home center.

July 25 - 26

Way of Shambhala Program

ONLINE: Birth of the Warrior: Level 2 of the Heart of Warriorship, *

with Shastri Bill Brauer
LIVESTREAM: Examine your fears and habitual patterns by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. This is the 2nd Level of the Heart of Warriorship series.

August

August 1 - 9

PENDING: Family Camp

PENDING: By July 1, we will announce whether this program will go forward as planned. 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

August 1 - 9

PENDING: Earth Warriors

PENDING: By July 1, we will announce whether this program will go forward as planned. A program for young adults held within the rich and lively container of Family Camp!! Young adults, ages 18-23, are invited to come together to engage in lively discuss

August 12 - 16

PENDING: Traditional Chinese QiGong Levels 4-5 *

with Acharya Suzann Duquette
PENDING: By July 1, we will announce whether this program will go forward as planned. Students will be introduced to traditional Outer and Inner Qigong from two systems - The Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School.

August 12 - 14

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level 4 *

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

August 14 - 16

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level 5 *

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

August 15 - 23

PENDING: Heart of Recovery Retreat

with Scott Perkins
PENDING: By July 1, we will announce whether this program will go forward as planned. 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,

August 21 - 23

ONLINE: Zhuge Liang: How to Lead Strategically

with Jane Arthur and Suzann Duquette
ONLINE LIVE STREAM: Developed in collaboration with Dr. Eva Wong, this program is deeply relevant for anyone wanting to lead an organization in a more thoughtful and helpful way during these times.

August 28 - 30

PENDING: Presencing

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi
PENDING: By July 1, we will announce whether this program will go forward as planned. Social Presencing Theater (SPT) is a series of practices developed under the leadership of Arawana Hayashi for the Presencing Institute. SPT is inspired and informed by

August 29 - 30

Way of Shambhala Program

ONLINE: Warrior in the World: Level 3 of the Heart of Warriorship *

Livestream: Having discovered our own goodness and having begun to relax with the nature of fear, we can afford to be more daring, open, and genuine. This is the third level of the Heart of Warriorship Series.

September

September 2 - 4

White Tara *

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
White Tara practices have long been popular in Kagyu and Nyingma communities; this short practice is intended to soothe illness, disharmony, and suffering in the Shambhala community. Open to all who have taken refuge vows.

September 4 - 7

Dakini Wisdom: Revealing the Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
Through an exploration of the feminine principle - the dakini - we may access our own vast wisdom beyond gender, and yet discover new meaning in our embodied, passionate lives as women and men.

September 10 - 13

Lowering the Tents

Karme Choling invites everyone to join this fall weekend of exertion and meditation as we close down our seasonal campground. Come experience our community and the joy of serving others while working in wooded meadows, meditating, and making new friends.

September 18 - 20

NEW DATES: Coming Home: Karme Choling 50th Anniversary Celebration

As the coronavirus situation unfolds across the globe, we at Karmê Chöling have decided to move this 50th Anniversary Celebration from June to September. Please join us to celebrate Karmê Chöling's 50 years this September 18th-20th.

September 18 - 20

Resilient Gardening: Autumn Workshop

with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven
Skills for healing and regenerative growing in the age of climate change

September 25 - 27

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 27 - October 2

Stoking the Scholar & Warrior Fire *

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

October

October 9 - 11

Lucid Dream Yoga: The Path of Awakening Through Sleep and Dream

with Andrew Holecek
Discover the remarkable world of nocturnal meditation, where a wealth of wisdom awaits you every night.

October 16 - 18

Teachings on the Heart Sutra

with Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche
Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche will be teaching and giving commentary on the Heart Sutra. It is the most distilled essence of a group of Mahayana sutras concerned with Prajnaparamita; wisdom (prajna) that "reaches the other shore"(paramita).

October 22 - November 2

Shambhala International Program

Scorpion Seal: Year 9 *

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
Modeled after the traditional drupchen - great accumulation - this retreat will focus on intensive group practice of the Werma Sadhana and other practices received.

May

May 16 - 21, 2021

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 21 - 23, 2021

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