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.


February 24 - 26

Shambhala Training Level I for Teens: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Nick Kranz
This introductory level of the Path of Warriorship is open to teens only: beginners or those new to meditation! Discovering basic goodness in the world and ourselves is the seed of developing confidence and gentleness.


July 29 - August 6

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.