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.


March 1 - July 31

Online Practice Events at Karme Choling

Join the Karme Choling staff & residents for practice sessions online.


April 3 - June 25

Unmasking the Three Lords of Materialism: Online 3-Month Study Cycle

with Acharya Suzann Duquette, Acharya Dan Hessey, Shastri Donna Williams and Kate Vlasic
This online three-month study cycle presents effective tools for seeing our world clearly and uncovering our own natural brilliance. Join KCL for a deep dive into teachings that uproot the constant pull of materialism so prevalent in our world.

April 12 - May 10

ONLINE: Karma and the 12 Nidanas

with Acharya Dan Hessey and Kate Vlasic
Join us online, as we look at the deep roots of what drives samsara - the never ending cycle of suffering that extends through lifetimes. We can awaken faith and confidence to renounce its causes and practice the dharma.


May 17 - June 12

ONLINE: Lojong: Training the Mind

with Shastri Donna Williams and Alex Vlasic
Four Monday evenings and a final half-day intensive on Saturday, June 12, all via zoom. These essential teachings on developing genuine compassion are based on the Seven Points of Mind Training of Atisha.


June 5 - July 3

How To Lead Strategically: Discovering & Deepening with Zhuge Liang

with Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur and Peter van der Molen
Meet today's challenges with on demand access to video teachings and materials from the popular How to Lead Strategically series. Discover and deepen in these potent teachings at your own pace. Includes LIVE sessions (recorded for those unable to attend).


July 3 - September 18

Gesar: Rousing Life Force in the Midst of Obstacles-Online 3-Month Study Cycle *

with Robin Kornman, David Shapiro, Jane Hawes and Mark Nowakowski
Learn all about King Gesar and his epic battle against the forces of spiritual materialism. We'll join with leading Gesar teachers in 3 months of practice and study of this legendary figure, regarded by Trungpa Rinpoche as the protector and source of the


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 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.