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.


November 4 - 6

Weapons of Compassion: The Four Karmas (hybrid: in person and online)

with John Rockwell
Tonglen is a powerful, direct way to practice compassion for a world in turmoil. Join us for a weekend of opening our hearts and offering well-being to others.

November 5 - December 3

Moon and Sun: Introduction to Contemplative Haiku and Aesthetics

with John McQuade
ONLINE: Be introduced to an approach to Contemplative Haiku (poetry) emphasizing Nature and 'now'.

November 11 - 18

Daoist Qigong and Meditation Retreat: Qigong Levels 1 & 2

with Instructor: Suzann Duquette
Join us for this 7-day, in-depth retreat of Qigong Levels 1 & 2 and related methods of meditation in the Primordial Limitless Gate lineage of Dr. Eva Wong. Open to All.