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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.

February

February 2 - March 4

Online Class: The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

with Mathias Pongracz
In a world where nothing seems to work anymore, it's easy to be overcome by helplessness. The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva points offers a path of the heart to help us work for the benefit of others in even the most challenging times.

February 26

Learn to Meditate

Learn to meditate at this half day sitting meditation retreat. Beginners welcomed! No previous experience necessary.

April

April 1

Learn to Meditate

Learn to meditate at this half day sitting meditation retreat. Beginners welcomed! No previous experience necessary.

April 21 - 23

QiGong 1 & 2

with Heidi Meyer-bothling
Join us for a beginner's qigong program. Learn exercises that relax the body and still the mind from the tradition of Dr. Eva Wong, a qigong lineage holder.

April 23 - 25

Qigong Level 3 *

with Kate Summers
Improve your health and longevity by deepening your qigong training and benefiting from the interaction of Chinese Medicine and the Taoist arts of health and longevity.

May

May 12 - 14

Virtue and Power : A Zhuge Liang Program

with Dr. Eva Wong
How to lead strategically has been a question the greatest minds in Chinese history have contemplated. Join Dr. Eva Wong and learn to balance power and virtue.

June

June 2 - 4

Four Foundations of Mindfulness Retreat

with Richard John
For all new and senior students who are committed to meditation practice.

June 10

Learn to Meditate

Learn to meditate at this half day sitting meditation retreat. Beginners welcomed! No previous experience necessary.

June 16 - 18

Awake in the World: Meditation in Nature

with Donna Williams
We will bring our mindfulness practice 'outside' , opening up our senses to the phenomenal world.

June 23 - 25

Mudra Space Awareness Weekend

with Suzann Duquette
Unlock your inherent freedom and discover the unbound fearlessness that lies in all. Mudra Space Awareness is an energetic sequence of group exercises designed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

July

July 14 - 16

Being Strategic in the Real World

with Dr. Eva Wong
We live in a real world. In the real world, we interact with people, we move around in environments - both natural and social. There is community life, work and government policies we must navigate.

July 16 - 19

The Meditator as Strategist

with Dr. Eva Wong
Meditation is a strategic activity. As a strategic meditator, we do not enter the field of consciousness and encounter our thoughts unprepared.

July 19 - 21

The Art of Strategic Cooperation and Team Building

with Dr. Eva Wong
Cooperation and team building are key to successful projects and enterprises. Without cooperation and good team dynamics, disharmony and dysfunction will occur.

August

August 20

Learn to Meditate

Learn to meditate at this half day sitting meditation retreat. Beginners welcomed! No previous experience necessary.

September

September 1 - 3

Beginners' Kyudo: First Shot

Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, is one of the oldest arts in the Japanese tradition of contemplative warriorship.

September 1 - 4

Awake in the World: Meditation in Nature

with Donna Williams
We will bring our mindfulness practice 'outside' , opening up our senses to the phenomenal world.

September 9

Learn to Meditate

Learn to meditate at this half day sitting meditation retreat. Beginners welcomed! No previous experience necessary.

October

October 15

Learn to Meditate

Learn to meditate at this half day sitting meditation retreat. Beginners welcomed! No previous experience necessary.

November

November 9 - 11

Qigong Level 3 *

with Instructor: Suzann Duquette
Improve your health and longevity by deepening your qigong training and benefiting from the interaction of Chinese Medicine and the Taoist arts of health and longevity.