Programs

Special Funding Available

If you identify as a person of color you may be eligible for special financial support to attend our retreats.

* Indicates program with prerequisites

April

April 13 - November 7

Garden Apprentice Program

with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven
Entering its seventh year, the Garden Apprenticeship Program at Karme Choling is a unique six-month residential program of contemplative gardening through close mentorship with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven.

July

July 19 - 27

Hearing, Contemplating, Meditating: A Practice & Study Retreat *

with Benoit Cote
This Shambhala Vipashyana retreat will bring together mindfulness/awareness practices with contemplation and analytical meditation. A Manjushri practice as well as a light form of debate practice will be introduced.

July 25 - 28

Women's Kyudo Retreat *

with Lucy Halverson
Touching on the grace, dignity and tranquility of kyudo, this retreat offers women the opportunity to practice together in the relaxed setting of a contemplative community.

July 27 - August 25

Summer Volunteer Program - Session 2

Summer volunteering is available to anyone interested in learning to meditate, establishing a regular meditation practice, and wishing to experience a taste of Shambhala Buddhist residential life.

August

August 3 - 11

Family Camp

Family Camp is a magical week for parents and children to spend together with old friends and new in the beautiful rolling green hills of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom at Karmê Chöling.

August 3 - 11

Earth Warriors: Young Adult Retreat

with Leslie Gossett
Young adults ages 18-23 will gather to meditate, work with Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, work with their own sense of embodiment through movement, discussion and other activities.

August 17 - 25

Heart of Recovery Retreat

with Scott Perkins
A exploration of how meditation and mindfulness intersect with recovery from addiction and other harmful habitual patterns. This is a week- long journey of warriorship, gentleness and bravery.

September

September 7 - October 5

Summer Volunteer Program - Session 3

Summer volunteering is available to anyone interested in learning to meditate, establishing a regular meditation practice, and wishing to experience a taste of Shambhala Buddhist residential life.

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

October 8 - 19

Shambhala International Program

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

July 17 - 19, 2020

Free and Easy Wandering in the Spirit World

with Dr. Eva Wong