Welcome to Karmê Chöling

Nestled in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Karmê Chöling offers contemplative programs to inspire wisdom and compassion in our everyday lives. As part of the global community of Shambhala we are dedicated to awakening our human hearts with kindness, bravery, and genuine dialogue.

With an array of accommodations, elegant meditation halls, an abundant organic garden, and a warm, inviting residential staff, you will find an ideal setting to explore what it means to be fully human while deepening your connection to the earth, yourself, and society.

 

About Shambhala

Shambhala is a global community with over 200 meditation and retreat centers around the world. As one of it’s four largest rural retreat centers, Karmê Chöling brings together people of all ages and from all walks of life who are interested in exploring our minds, transforming our experience, and awakening our potential for enlightened society.

We offer a path of meditation practice and contemplative arts oriented towards modern life. Our communities around the world cultivate kindness, bravery, and genuine dialogue. Our vision is to inspire compassionate, sustainable, and just human societies.

We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others to work on ourselves.

~ Pema Chödrön

Dathüns and Weekthuns

Dathüns and weekthüns are in-depth retreats and a powerful introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation. They are offered multiple times throughout the year as one-week, two-week or month-long group retreats.

During these programs, the practice of mindfulness goes beyond sitting on a meditation cushion; every aspect of daily life becomes part of the mindful discipline of rediscovering the present moment and our own hearts and minds.

 
 

Featured Programs

September 22 - 27

Qigong and Meditation Retreat *

with Dr. Eva Wong

This program will feature using Sunzi's Art of War in strategizing meditation practice. It integrates the practices of qigong and sitting meditation with an emphasis on how these two practices support each other.

September 27 - October 2

Stroking the Clouds at Karmé Chöling: an Evoking Worlds Program *

with Dr. Eva Wong

An Evoking Worlds Program. Join Eva Wong in this unique program that unifies Taoist awareness practice and spirit travel.

October 8 - 19

Scorpion Seal: Year 8 *

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

This retreat will focus on intensive practice of the Werma Sadhana, with the introduction of practices specific to Scorpion Seal year 8.

July 17 - 19, 2020

Free and Easy Wandering in the Spirit World

with Dr. Eva Wong