Meet in our peaceful Northeast retreat center
Bring mindfulness into your company culture
Have a positive impact on the world
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... [F]rom a management perspective, mindfulness gives employees permission to think.
Mindfulness is the essence of engagement.
Being fully present — and allowing your team to be fully in the moment — will reap rewards on a personal and professional level.Harvard Business Review
Why Book A Company Retreat
At Karmê Chöling?
You’re looking for a beautiful, serene setting for your staff retreat
Be nurtured by nature
Step into the gentle rhythms of New England, with the rolling
woodlands and meadows of rural Vermont as your retreat’s
Insights from a calm mind
You’re looking for insights and you know they can’t come from a distracted and racing mind. You need somewhere serene and peaceful to help your team step out of their usual speediness. A place where you can do things a little differently.
Technological needs met
You’re interested in holding your work retreat at a mindfulness retreat center, but many of the places you looked at can’t accommodate your technology needs.
You want to bring mindfulness into your company culture
Mindfulness in the workplace
You're read that mindfulness and meditation in the workplace can reduce stress, improve focus and clarity, and help develop listening and decision making skills.
Being present, in the moment
Perhaps you already practice mindfulness meditation at home, and you want to bring the benefits you’ve seen in your own life of being fully present in the moment, to your business and work. Through meditation, you want to create a more harmonious, engaged work culture.
You want to have a positive influence on the world through your work
Your position in leadership can help make the world a better place
You want to bring mindfulness not only to your company culture, but take it out into the world, to your clients and customers.
Hold A Company Work Retreat
At Karmê Chöling
Enjoy serene surroundings
At Karme Choling's beautiful natural environment located in rural Vermont.
Technology and logistics covered:
From wifi to alternative diets, we take care of the details.
Community of Meditators:
Mingle with residents and live-in staff, all mindful-awareness practitioners, in the common community areas of our Main House.
Meditation Instruction & Talks: Arrange for private group meditation instruction and talks from one of our qualified meditation instructors.
What To Expect?
Serenity, Technology, Community, & Support
Relax and Immerse yourself in Karmê Chöling’s beautiful and spacious natural surroundings. Our land sits on 750 acres of rolling wooded hills with the Stevens River running through it. You and your team will enjoy the serenity and quiet of rural Vermont.
Explore and Roam our wild-flower speckled meadows, hike into our forests, and take slow strolls around our organic garden.
TECHNOLOGY & LOGISTICS
WIFI and IT: Karme Choling has the technology and equipment to cover your IT and A/V needs, including Wifi, large screens, zoom capability and a zoom studio.
Meeting Spaces: Use our fully furnished meditation and conferences rooms for your meetings and mindfulness meditation sessions
Meals & Dietary Needs: You and your staff will have access to three meals a day that meet a variety of dietary needs. Many ingredients come from our own organic garden. In between meals we keep the service area stocked with staples for snacking.
Accommodations: We are able to accommodate up to 20 retreatants at a time. You and your team members will be able to choose from a selection of room types to meet your needs and budget.
A community of meditators: Your co-workers will feel welcomed, immersed in a culture of mindfulness and open-heartedness as they eat and relax in Karme Choling’s peaceful communal spaces.
Household meditation: Karme Choling has open household meditation practice sessions that we hold twice a day. Your company members are welcome to join us.
MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS TEACHINGS
Meditation Instruction: Arrange for one of Karme Choling's qualified meditation instructors to give your group a talk on the view and understanding of Buddhist sitting meditation as well as instructions on its form and practice .
Mindfulness in the Workplace: You can also arrange to have talks given to your group on mindfulness in the workplace, as well as on mindfulness in other business situations and applications.
Learn More About
Hill Farmstead's Retreat Story
Each day, we broke bread as a team, we meditated and studied, and we shared in the essential work of crafting stronger team bonds, building space for vulnerability, and setting forth our path to fulfilling our collaboratively agreed-upon mission.
We are incredibly grateful for the openness with which the community greeted us, wholeheartedly welcoming us into their meditation practices and sacred shrine space, sharing the bounty of their table, and opening us even more to gratitude, consciousness, and compassion.
Of Karmê Chöling
Karmê Chöling's Story
Karmê Chöling is a Northeast retreat center situated in beautiful Vermont. It is one of the oldest Buddhist meditation retreat center’s in the United States, established in 1971. At Karmê Chöling, we trace our lineage of teachers back to the Buddha. That’s more than 2500 years of tradition and knowledge.
Our 50 years of practice and study here at the center, allows all who come to Karmê Chöling to steep in a culture of mindfulness. Our retreatants learn a great deal just through observing and engaging within our community. They leave with an understanding of what mindful culture is and an idea of what forms and practices can support it in any company culture.
Cost & Fees
Build Your Own Mindful Work Retreat
Group Retreat Fee: $10/night per person plus accommodations
Retreat Fee includes:
- Room with shared bath
- Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, & Supper
- Utilities + wifi
Feel free to reach out to our Residency Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have concerning residency.
Learn more about:
Accommodations, Food & Office Space
For Company Retreats
We can accommodate up to 15 people in our Company Work Retreats.
After the pandemic protocols, we are quite adept at holding:
- zoom meetings
- Hybrid online and in-person meetings
- Breakout chat groups
- Large screens for group presentation
- And more.
Please ask us about what you have in mind.
Yes, Karme Choling requires that all work retreats held on the land include an element of mindfulness meditation. We are more than happy to provide this for your retreat. Arrangements can be made to have one of our meditation instructors give a class on meditation, included in your work retreat package.
Your group is also invited to join us in our household practice sessions, held twice a day in the morning and evening.
Your retreat can be as short or as long as you need. Details will need to be worked out with Guest Services in advance. At Karme Choling we have been known to hold everything from weekend retreats to a 10 day meditation retreat to a 3 month buddhist retreat!
At Karme Choling we can accommodate almost everyone's needs. We do serve meat, but we also have vegetarian and vegan options and can accommodate gluten free or other dietary needs if you let us know in advance
Yes, we can help the organizers plan out what's needed for a retreat and provide the teachers for meditation and mindfulness. Karme Choling is experienced in holding workshops that span from mindful management to mindfulness in the workplace.
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