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.


October 3 - 6

Relax, Renew and Awaken

with Tune Faulkner
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.

October 22 - 29

Mudra Space Awareness Summit: A Radical Mind-Body Immersion

with Dr. Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Greg Heffron
Leading Mudra teachers, gathered for the first time, will present the scope of these intensive physical & sensory experiential teachings and convey their use for spiritual realization, lifestyle balance and professional development.

October 25 - 27

Weekend Mudra Space Awareness Summit

with Dr. Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Greg Heffron

October 25 - 27

Fall Teen Retreat

with Pablo Coddou and Anne-Marie Keppel
This Fall retreat for youth, ages 13-18, is designed for young people with a genuine curiosity about life and the wish to explore the principles of awareness and warriorship in the company of their peers.


August 14 - 22, 2020

Weekthün: A Week of Meditation

with Acharya Suzann Duquette and Ethan Nichtern
Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat.