Children, Youth, Teens and Families

Karmê Chöling offers a variety of programs for children, youth, teenagers and families. Our mission is to support families in raising children in an awakened way and to help families deepen their connection to meditation practice and the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

In addition to the programs listed below, periodically throughout the year, the Aloka Children’s Program is available to support families while their parents are in another program.

August

August 4 - 12

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.

December

December 16

Children's Day and Winter Solstice

Come for this morning and afternoon of crafts, lunch, a procession of light, and a play starring the Karmê Chöling staff! All are welcome.

December 26, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Aloka Children's Winter Retreat

Bring your child to Karmê Chöling while you participate in one of our winter holiday programs. Children learn and grow through play, organized activities, arts, physical activity and interacting with peers. Open to ages 3-9.

December 26, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Tween Winter Retreat

Our Annual winter retreat invites families to come together in the spacious, natural environment of Karme Choling to explore meditation and community. Bring your tween to Karmê Chöling while you participate in one of our winter holiday programs. Age 10-13

December 26, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Teen Winter Retreat

Bring your teen to Karmê Chöling while you participate in one of our winter holiday programs. The teachings on awareness and warriorship offer teens an opportunity to slow down, learn about oneself, and open one's heart to others. For youth ages 14-18.