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.


July 27 - September 30

Online Practice Events at Karme Choling

Join the Karme Choling staff for practice sessions online.


August 1 - 31

Family Camp ONLNE

with Barbara Bash and Laura Simms
A joyous series of virtual events for children and grown-ups throughout the month of August!

August 22 - 23

ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: Self-Cultivation & Relating with Others

with Suzann Duquette and Jane Arthur
Based on a book by Eva Wong, How to Lead Strategically is a four-module series that is relevant to everyone, as we are all leaders in different aspects of our lives.

August 29 - 30

ONLINE: Warrior in the World: Level 3 of the Heart of Warriorship *

with Shastri Bill Brauer and Marian English
Livestream: Having discovered our own goodness and having begun to relax with the nature of fear, we can afford to be more daring, open, and genuine. This is the third level of the Heart of Warriorship Series.


September 26 - 27

ONLINE: Awakened Heart: Level 4 of the Heart of Warriorship *

In this pivotal program, we allow our hearts to be touched without closing down, and from this place, we learn that our inner experience and our outer experience are not so different after all.


October 3 - 4

ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: Relating with Others and the World

with Suzann Duquette and Jane Arthur
Based on a book by Dr. Eva Wong: By cultivating stillness, observation, and virtuous action, we learn to evaluate situations and assess people, leading to clarity in decision making, discrimination in setting priorities and timeliness in executing action.

October 17 - 18

Teachings on the Heart Sutra

with Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche
Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche will be teaching and giving commentary on the Heart Sutra. It is the most distilled essence of a group of Mahayana sutras concerned with Prajnaparamita; wisdom (prajna) that "reaches the other shore"(paramita).

October 31 - November 1

ONLINE: Open Sky: Level 5 of the Heart of Warriorship *

In this culminating program, we learn that communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness sharpens. We find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy.


November 7 - 8

ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: The Art of Leading-Embodied Presence

with Suzann Duquette and Jane Arthur
Based on a book by Eva Wong: Leadership is more about being than doing. Just as by being virtuous, a leader attracts virtue, so trustworthiness attracts commitment and integrity from others.


December 5 - 6

ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: The Art of Leading - Strategic Wisdom

with Suzann Duquette and Jane Arthur
Based on a book by Dr. Eva Wong: The art of leading has elegance and beauty. It requires subtlety and knowing how to read people, who to trust and not trust, and how to make use of people?s potentials.


September 10 - 12, 2021

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.