Contact Us

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Karmê Chöling is closed to all visitors through until further notice. Please check our website before planning your next visit.

Main Phone Number: (802) 633-2384
Emergency Pager: (802) 283-6118

Mailing Address:
369 Patneaude Lane
Barnet, Vermont 05821
Tel: (802) 633-2384

Session Front Desk Hours:
Mondays: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Wednesdays: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Saturdays: 10:30am – 12:30pm

To visit outside these hours, please contact us at or (802) 633 – 2384 x3000.

Contact a Staff Member:

All phone numbers are main line (802-633-2384) plus extension unless noted otherwise.

Core Leadership

Position Name Phone Email
Executive Director Betsy Railla 3207
Director of Finance Bill Barry 3226
Acharya in Residence Suzann Duquette 3147
Director of Human Resources Elisa Shafa 3140

Department Contacts

Position Name Phone Email
Residency Coordinator Nathan Railla 3227
A/V & Archives Michael Leszcynski 3158
Cabin Retreats Julia Persch 3122
Information Technology Manager Nick Miller 802-633-4417 x3211
Communications Director Mike de Give 3157
Development Director Betsy Railla 3207
Guest Services Director Tsöndrü Nicholson 3003
    Front Desk 3000
Kitchen Manager Doug Stark 3135
Director of Practice, Education & Programming Marian English 3111
    Programs Manager J.T. Buck 3112
        Program Staffing Coordinator Maizie Kelly 3113
Bookkeeping Susan Wood 802-633-4417 x3223
Property Manager Bill Barry 3226
Store Nanine Beard

Reaching a Guest

It may be difficult to reach a program participant by phone, so we recommend that you coordinate a specific time to call. The reception desk can also take phone messages and post them on the program bulletin board. If you would like to write a letter to a guest, please include the participant’s full name and the name of the program he or she is attending.

To contact a guest in an emergency, call the emergency pager (802) 283-6118 and leave your call-back number when prompted. Someone will call you back and take your message directly to the person you are trying to contact.

Please note that most cell phone networks other than Verizon do not get reception in this area. Karmê Chöling has a phone for general use, but it does not have long-distance service. To make long-distance calls, either bring a calling card with you or purchase one from our store.