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Introduction to Meditation

Karmê Chöling offers a wealth of meditation retreats introducing the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation. Simplicity retreats are scheduled regularly throughout the year in either a weekend or week-long format.

The first week of dathün, called a weekthün, is also an excellent opportunity to both learn and practice meditation in a retreat environment.

Special Funding Available

If you identify as a person of color you may be eligible for special financial support to attend our retreats.

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.

September 27 - October 25

ONLINE: Book Group: Lady of the Lotus-Born: The Life and Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal

with Shastri Donna Williams
An in-depth discussion of the most recent translation of the riveting biography of Yeshe Tsogyal, “The Lute Song of the Gandharvas” that depicts her journey to enlightenment, her remarkable accomplishments, and her compassionate activity.

October

October 9 - 10

Online: Opening Our Heart through Opening Our Senses — Mudra Space Awareness *

with Dr. Craig Warren Smith and Suzann Duquette
Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching ? are not what they seem. By separating and examining each layer of sense perception, each sense becomes a field of experience revealed as pure mind.

November

November 26 - 28

HYBRID: Weekendthün: A 3-Day Meditation Retreat

with Shastri Bill Brauer and Ella Reznikova
A “weekendthün” is a powerful and in-depth mini-retreat focused on the practice of mindful-awareness meditation. This technique of sitting meditation brings mindfulness into real life.

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.

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.