Company Work Retreats

What To Know

A Company Work Retreat is a great opportunity to leave your usual work environment and settle into a more relaxed setting in our Vermont meditation retreat center.

Here's the kind of support we can offer you:

  • Assistance in designing your retreat
  • Technology we have available for your use
  • A meditation based community that can give mindfulness instructio n
  • Group facilities & amenities

This page contains information to help you plan out your stay here. Please read through it and let us know any questions that you have.

Shrine being lighted at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

What’s included

Telecommuting at KCL

Costs & Fees

Diversity & Inclusion


Wellness Policy

Daily Schedule

Company Retreat FAQ

Application Process

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What's Included In Retreats

Meditation Support, Accommodations, Meals, & Amenities


Meditation support available at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center
Meditation instructors at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

Meditation Instructors

Arrange for meditation instruction from one of Karmê Chöling's qualified meditation instructors. You can also arrange for talks on mindfulness in the workplace and mindful leadership programs.

Meditation rooms at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

Meditation Rooms

We have six meditation/shrine rooms available for use; the Main Shrine Room, Community Room, Teacher’s Room, Shambhala Shrineroom and Sadhana Shrineroom in the Main House and the meditation hall in the Pavilion. These are available according to your practice, size of group and the time of your retreat.

Dharma library at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

Dharma Library

We have a collection of materials that extend from contemplative disciplines of general interest to transcripts of specific practices. Our library acts as one of our community rooms that is available most times to retreatants.

Meditation planning at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

Meditation Plan

Our Retreats Coordinator will go over your retreat plan with you before your arrive. Details such as rooms needed, instructors required, scheduling, local points of interest and household events which might be incorporated into your retreat are all covered.

Meditation community support at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

Meditation Community

We are a community of meditation practitioners. When you are at Karmê Chöling you are living in a household that organizes itself around meditation and its principles.

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Main House at Karme Choling Meditation Retreat Center, Vermont

Karmê Chöling’s program participants and retreatants have a variety of accommodation options. We offer private single rooms, shared rooms, and dormitory housing.
During the warmer months, our campground is open. We offer wooden ‘tent’ cabins, canvas tents, or you may use one of our tent platforms and bring your own tent.

Retreat cabins are strictly used for Solitary Cabin Retreats

Pricing is per night

Premium Room - Accommodations at Karmê Chöling
Premium Room
Premium Room with loft - Accommodations at Karmê Chöling
Premium Room with loft
Standard room with view - Accommodations at Karmê Chöling
Standard Room with view
Standard room - Accommodations at Karmê Chöling
Standard Room
Shared dorm room - Accommodations at Karmê Chöling
Shared Dorm Room
"Tent" Cabin in Campground - Accommodations at Karmê Chöling
"Tent" Cabin
Tent in Campground - Accommodations at Karmê Chöling
Tent in Campground
Dome Tent in Campground - Accommodations at Karmê Chöling
Dome Tent
Tent platform in Campground - Accommodations at Karmê Chöling
Tent Platform

Indoor Accommodations

Premium room with private bathroom

These rooms offer a full-size bed, desk, closet, and a private bathroom. There are only two of these — one in the main house and one at Ashoka Bhavan.

Premium room with shared bathroom

These rooms offer a full or queen sized bed, plus either a second bed in a loft or a desk.

Standard room with shared bathroom

Individual rooms vary in size and layout, but are on average 10′ x 10′. Single rooms include either a twin or full-size bed. Desks are not available in Standard Rooms.

Shared Dormitory Housing

Two same-gender dormitories with twin beds are located in the main house with access to shared same-gender bathrooms. Bedding and towel included.

Personal items can be left in large cubbies in the bathroom area. Small lockers are available at no additional cost.

Campground Accommodations

(May through September)

"Tent" Cabins

Karmê Chöling has three beautiful Wooden "Tent" Cabins made by our local builder friends. Each structure has windows, a door, tin roof, and two cots. Bedding and towels are not provided.

Karmê Chöling Tents

KCL Tents are on thick wooden platforms and located throughout the forest behind the main house of Karmê Chöling. Each tent has up to two cots and optional three-inch-thick foam mattresses. Bedding and towels are not provided.

Those staying in tents may store their belongings in the dormitory cubbies located at the main house. Small lockers are available for use at no additional cost. Candles, fire, food, and toiletries of any kind are strictly forbidden in tents and Cabin tents.

There is an outhouse in the woods, however guests may also walk down to the main house to use dorm bathrooms and showers.

Meals & diets available at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center


We eat fresh and healthy at Karmê Chöling! Organic produce from our garden is incorporated into most of our meals . We use local Vermont sources as much as possible in our cooking.

Meal Schedule

  • 8-9 Breakfast
  • 12:30-1pm Lunch
  • 3-3:30 Tea
  • 6:30-7 Dinner

Diets Accommodated through our kitchen

  • Omnivore
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten free

We also have a community kitchen where you can cook to your own likes and needs. It includes a microwave, toaster, instant hot water, stove/oven, a refridgerator where you can store perishables, and a personal cupboard to store your own dry goods in. Additionally, we keep certain staples available around the clock to snack on.

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Amenities Available

Amenities available at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center
Wifi internet access available at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center


The Main House has a symmetrical fiber optic connection with 50 mbps up and 50 mbps down. This is available wirelessly via a business grade system of wireless access points placed throughout the building with about 95 percent coverage. This network is constantly monitored for performance, reliability and fair usage.

Zoom Studio at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

Zoom Studio

Our zoom studio is available to retreatants by appointment and offers a private space to make phone calls, video calls, and hold zoom classes and meetings.

Hikes & Walks at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

Hikes & Walks

Our 750 acres of Vermont woodland is located in the scenic Green Mountains with beautiful walks and hikes that visitors and program participants can take on the land.

Laundry room at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

Laundry Room

All retreatants have access to our coin-operated laundry room which includes washers and dryers, an iron & ironing board, and drying racks.

Common rooms at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

Common Rooms

There are a number of spaces where people can gather to talk, or go for a quiet place to read or to meditate. These include the dining room, lower living room, Community Room, the library, the Main Meditation Hall, and the Shambhala Meditation room.

Community kitchen at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

Community Kitchen

This is a smaller, shared kitchen for retreatants and staff to prepare their own personal items. This is perfect for those treats you are craving, or a specific dietary need you might have.

Parking at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center


We have plenty of outdoor vehicle parking which is readily available and included in all costs. Retreatants may bring a bicycle, however bicycles are not allowed indoors and there are no designated outdoor racks. We are unable to accommodate large recreational vehicles. We do have a recharging station for electric cars.


While at Karmê Chöling

Karmê Chöling is set up for telecommuting

Although the ideal may be to get away and 'unplug', we realize an electronic free lifestyle is not an option for some people.

Karmê Chöling is fully set up for telecommuting with:

  • Fiber optic wifi
    (included in fee)
  • Office spaces for rent
    (at additional cost)
  • A private zoom studio available
    (free and available by appointment)
  • Equipment for zoom conferences and meetings
    (free and available by request)

We do maintain electronic free zones in some of the common areas of the house. This allows for times when you do want to 'unplug' and get away from all devices and electronics.

See our Electronics Policy

Office Space Options

Private office space available at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center
Private Office Space
Shared office space available at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center
Shared Office Space
Office in bedroom at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center
Office in Bedroom

Costs & Fees

For Company Retreats at Karmê Chöling

Custom retreat fee
$10/day per person plus cost of Accommodations
Our accommodations prices include meals.

Priced per day for one adult.
All housing options come with shared baths, unless otherwise noted.

Office Space
Priced per week

Indoor accommodations
Dorm Room Bed
Standard Room
Premium Room
Outdoor Accommodations
Wooden "Tent" Cabin
Karmê Chöling Tent
Your Tent
Office Spaces
Standard Private Office
Shared Office Space
Sample Weekly Rate: Basic
Retreat Fee ($10/day)
Dorm Room Bed ($60/night)
Shared Office Space
Total Cost
Sample Weekly Rate - Premium
Retreat Fee
Premium Room ($140/night)
Private Office Space
Total Weekly Cost

Living at Karmê Chöling

Ethics, ROTA, & Daily Schedule

Diversity and inclusion at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

Diversity & Inclusion

We are dedicated to providing an environment that is welcoming, safe, and caring for all! We recognize that all of us come to Karmê Chöling with a variety of backgrounds and identities. This profoundly impacts how we experience being in the world and being around others. Given this wide variety of experience, we work to create relationships that are based on trust, and that are fair and kind. This means being respectful of each other, working in cooperation, being open to each other’s differences and maintaining good communication.

Read our Code of Conduct Policy

ROTA tasks at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center


Because Karme Choling is a residential retreat center, everyone in the household, from its newest members to its most senior, are asked to help in its upkeep.

For Company/Work Retreatants this generally means jumping in when you are able and helping with the dishes. It also involves keeping the meeting and meditation rooms you are using tidy and clean.

Meditation Through work. Work Through meditation:
ROTA is an opportunity to incorporate insights gleaned from your sitting meditation and study into your real world activity. ROTA allows you to examine your ideas and beliefs around work and to relate to the “kitchen-sink” aspects of your life with a more mindful attitude.

ROTA Policy

Daily schedule at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center

Daily Schedule

  • 8-9 Breakfast
  • 9-10:15 Community meditation practice
  • 12:30-1pm Lunch
  • 3-3:30 Tea
  • 5:30-6:30 Community meditation practice
  • 6:30-7 Dinner
FAQ about Company Work Retreats at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center


Company Retreats

Booking application for Company Work Retreat at Karmê Chöling meditation retreat center


We recommend that you begin this process at least six weeks before you are planning to arrive at KCL, although we do our best to accommodate your requests.

The process begins with filling out this form that lets us get to know you, the type of retreat you're interested in, and what your timeline is. After we review your enquiry, we’ll be in touch promptly to set up a time to talk.

During our conversation we’ll discuss the needs for your retreat, what kind of logistics are required and answer any of your questions.

When it is time to book your retreat, you will work with Guest Services to arrange for rooms and any office space you might want to use.

Initial fees need to be received at least three weeks before your arrival date.

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