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.


June 13 - 16

Relax, Renew and Awaken

with Madge Rossinoff
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in the rolling green mountains of Northern Vermont and learn contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life.

June 21 - 23

Embodied Listening ®

with Hope Martin
Embodied Listening offers a way to move through blockages, challenges and uncertainty by tuning into your most reliable source for guidance - the wisdom of your body.

June 21 - 23

Being Tara: Transcending Fear through Song & Dance

with Kristine McCutcheon
The practice of Tara is for all of us, whatever stage of life. We will explore various ways of meditating with Tara, including song and dance, in order to go beyond the many faces of fear that confront us in daily life.

June 28 - July 13

Summer Arts Half-Dathun: Two Weeks of Meditation

with Lance Brunner
Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend just the first week or the full two week retreat.

June 28 - July 6

Summer Arts Dathun: Week 1

with Lance Brunner


July 12 - 19

Finding Bravery in Times of Confusion - Shambhala Training Levels I - III

with Shastri Bill Brauer
The Shambhala path starts here: the first 3 of 5 levels of the Heart of Warriorship training - a seminal path of ancient meditation practices & wisdom teachings rooted in the Shambhala tradition & created for the challenges of our modern, everyday lives.

July 12 - 14

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Bill Brauer

July 14 - 16

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II *

with Shastri Bill Brauer

July 16 - 19

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III *

with Shastri Bill Brauer


August 3 - 11

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.