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Karme Chöling

 
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Garden Apprenticeship Program
with Jan Enthoven
April 18 - October 16, 2014
This is a unique 6-month residential program in which participants gain both theoretical and practical hands-on training in organic gardening principles while participating in mindfulness-awareness based meditation practices.

 
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Staff Days Off
September 3 - 7, 2014
Karmê Chöling will be closed to guests and visitors. We encourage you to visit another time.

 
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Foundations of Organic Gardening
with Jan Enthoven
September 8, 2014
Come explore the intersection of mindfulness-awareness meditation practice and organic gardening in Karme Choling's one-acre vegetable, herb and flower garden. Attend one or both weeks. All levels of gardening experience welcome.

 
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Mukpo Institute: Fall Semester
September 8 - December 1, 2014
A semester of Buddhist study and practice under the direction of Ashe Acharya John Rockwell and senior teachers from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

 
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Women's Kyudo Retreat
with Lucy Halverson
September 9 - 11, 2014
The three-day program is open to women who have taken first shot and will focus on reviewing basic skills and group practice. We will also touch on the grace, dignity and tranquility of the practice of kyudo.

 
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Kyudo Practice Weekend: Intermediate Archery Program
with Lucy Halverson
September 11 - 14, 2014
Join Kyudo practitioners from all levels in the special practice weekend in the beautiful hills of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. The program offers an environment in which beginning and experienced students can advance their practice together. First shot

 
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Stupa Volunteer Weekend: Making Tsa Tsas
with Julia Persch
September 12, 2014
You are warmly invited to join a work weekend for The Stupa That Conquers All Directions at Karme Choling.

 
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Qigong Pratice and Study Retreat
with Eva Wong & John Rockwell
September 12, 2014
The goal of this program is to teach people how to read a sacred text using both the deciphering method and the hermeneutical (text-listening) methods and integrate the Daoist philosophy of health with the practice of qigong.

 
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Beginners' Kyudo: First Shot Program
with Lucy Halverson
September 13 - 14, 2014
First Shot instruction marks the beginning of the study of Kyudo. This program will provide training in Kyudo's Seven Coordinations, shichi-do, the basic form for aligning the body and properly releasing the arrow.

 
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Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels I - III
with John Rockwell
September 19, 2014
Open to beginners and those new to meditation. Explore the Shambhala path of warriorship over the course of this week-long retreat, or join us for one or more levels.

 
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Shambhala Training Retreat: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala
with Bill Brauer
September 19, 2014
The Sacred Path brings the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. It is designed to nurture the student's ability to experience the world as sacred and their aspiration to create an enlightened society.

 
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Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
September 19 - 21, 2014
This introductory level of the Path of Warriorship is open to beginners and those new to meditation! Discovering basic goodness in the world and ourselves is the seed of developing confidence and gentleness.

 
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Shambhala Training: Great Eastern Sun
September 19 - 21, 2014
This retreat introduces the vision of the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. Great Eastern Sun is the entry into the Sacred Path section of Shambhala Training.

 
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Chöd Retreat
with Arthur Jennings
September 19, 2014
For Vajrayana practitioners. Chöd practice represents the Mahayana view by helping us offer what is most precious to us: our body. It is an ancient practice for overcoming clinging and fixation.

 
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Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior
September 21 - 23, 2014
Open to beginners and those new to meditation. Explore the Shambhala path of warriorship over the course of this week-long retreat, or join us for one or more levels.

 
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Shambhala Training: Windhorse
September 21 - 23, 2014
The Sacred Path brings the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. It is designed to nurture the student's ability to experience the world as sacred and their aspiration to create an enlightened society.

 
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Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World
September 23 - 25, 2014
Open to beginners and those new to meditation. Explore the Shambhala path of warriorship over the course of this week-long retreat, or join us for one or more levels.

 
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Shambhala Training: Drala
September 23 - 25, 2014
The Sacred Path brings the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. It is designed to nurture the student's ability to experience the world as sacred and their aspiration to create an enlightened society.

 
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IT Volunteer Weekend: A Geek Retreat
with Dawa Chötso & Candlin Dobbs
September 26 - 28, 2014
Come join us at Karme Choling for a weekend of foliage, technology and practice. If you can't come in person, we can Skype you in. Can't come for a whole weekend? Please come for all or part of the weekend.

 
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Leadership Luncheon
October 1, 2014
Want to connect with others interested in leadership development? Join us for some fun, casual networking conversations with other people who share your enthusiasm!

 
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Relax, Renew and Awaken
with Jane Arthur
October 2, 2014
Delight in the magic of fall and rediscover yourself during the height of peak foliage season.

 
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Half-Dathün (Dathün: Weeks 1-2)
October 2 - 16, 2014
Open to everyone! Deepen your meditation practice in this intensive retreat. This program fulfills half of the the Dathün practice requirements for the Shambhala Buddhist path, and either week can be attended separately.

 
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Weekthün (Dathün: Week 1)
October 2 - 9, 2014
Open to beginners! Deepen your meditation practice by joining us for the first week of this intensive month-long retreat. This weekthün fulfills a portion of the group practice requirements for the Shambhala Buddhist path.

 
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Dathün: A Month of Meditation
with Cara Thornley
October 2 - 31, 2014
Open to everyone! Deepen your meditation practice in this intensive month-long retreat. This dathün fulfills the group practice requirements for the Shambhala Buddhist path.

 
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Aloka Children's Program
October 10 - 12, 2014
With both outdoor and indoor exploration, the children learn and grow through play, organized activities, arts, physical activity and interacting with peers.

 
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Teen Retreat
October 10 - 12, 2014
This retreat for youth ages 13-17 is designed for young people with a genuine curiosity about life and the wish to explore the principles of awareness and warriorship in the company of their peers.

 
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Being Authentic with Kids: Nonviolent Communication for Families
with Imre Berty & Jill Faulkner
October 10, 2014
During this weekend, we will explore mindful and effective ways to parent among the beautiful foliage of Northern Vermont this fall.

 
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Half-Dathün (Dathün: Weeks 3-4)
October 16 - 31, 2014
Deepen your meditation practice in this intensive retreat. Open to people who have already completed a weekthün or part of a dathün.

 
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Extraordinary Perception: The Practice of Sacred World
with Richard John
October 17 - 24, 2014
This practice intensive for Shambhala tantrikas will introduce a powerful new text by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The program will qualify as one week of practice at a land center.

 
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Youth Leadership Intensive: Hosted by the Ziji Collective
with Nicholas Kranz
October 24, 2014
We invite youth groups and young sangha leaders at any level of experience to join us in exploring how the practice of Social Meditation can develop a culture of kindness and create a foundation for authentic communication and fearlessness in leadership.

 
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Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels IV - V
with Susan Ryan
November 6 - 12, 2014
Awakened Heart and Open Sky are the culmination of the Heart of Warriorship section of Shambhala Training, and the prerequisite for entry into the Sacred Path section.

 
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Shambhala Training Retreat: The Four Dignities
with John Rockwell
November 6 - 13, 2014
The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the four dignities (Meek, Perky, Outrageous, and Inscrutable).

 
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Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart
November 6 - 8, 2014
When we enter the world in an open and vulnerable way, we let the world touch our heart, and our heart wakes up to the touch.

 
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Shambhala Training: Meek
November 6 - 8, 2014
The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the dignity of Meek.

 
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Shambhala Training: Perky
November 8 - 10, 2014
The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the dignity of Perky.

 
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Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky
November 9 - 12, 2014
With our body resting on the earth, no different from the earth, and our mind resting in the sky, no different from the sky, we encounter the vastness of heaven joined with the primordial depth of earth in our own being.

 
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Shambhala Training: Outrageous and Inscrutable
November 10 - 13, 2014
The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the dignities of Outrageous and Inscrutable.

 
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Ngöndro Retreat
with Emily Bower
November 14, 2014
Whether you are doing the Rigden (Shambhala), Kagyü, or Nyingma ngöndro, whether you are counting or doing it by time, whether you are inspired or stuck, all are welcome. This program counts toward group requirements for the Vajrayana path.

 
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Weekthün
with Bill Brauer
November 15 - 23, 2014
This one-week group retreat will explore our internal wisdom through mindfulness-awareness meditation, which increases our ability to stay present for our life, and Shambhala Meditation, which supports us being who we are from the very nature of our being

 
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The Five Wisdom Energies: Discovering the Energetic Dynamics of Our Personality
with Irini Rockwell
November 21, 2014
Explore your unique way of perceiving and interacting with the world and how it can yield enormous insight into how we color what we think, feel, say and do.

 
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Monarch Retreat
with Richard Reoch
December 1, 2014
Program for advanced practitioners of Shambhala-by invitation only

 
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Karmê Chöling Staff and Resident Retreat
December 14, 2014
Karmê Chöling staff are on retreat at this time. Karmê Chöling will be closed to guests and visitors. We encourage you to visit another time. Please see our website for upcoming program information.

 
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The Sacred World of Kyerim
with Christie Cashman
December 26, 2014
This year's Werma and Scorpion Seal intensive will be dedicated to the practice and study of a unique and beautiful text by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

 
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Simplicity: Meditation for Real Life
with Charlie Byron
December 26, 2014
Winter is beautiful at Karmê Chöling, and the period between Christmas and New Years has a delightful sense of openness and renewal. Simplicity retreats are designed to give you space to find your own pace and activities while keeping a daily practice of

 
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Aloka Children's Program
December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Bring your child to Karmê Chöling while you participate in one of our winter holiday programs. Children learn and grow through play, organized activities, arts, physical activity and interacting with peers. Open to ages 3-11.

 
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Aloka Winter Teen Retreat
December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Bring your teen to Karmê Chöling while you participate in one of our winter holiday programs. The teachings on awareness and warriorship offer teens an opportunity to slow down, learn about oneself, and open one's heart to others. For youth ages 12-17.

 
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Riding the Windhorse of Authentic Presence - A Post-Warrior Assembly Gathering
with Suzann Duquette
December 26, 2014
Join this retreat to explore the Shambhala Sadhana while deepening our understanding and practice of Ashe.

 
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Dathün: A Month of Meditation
with Shelley Heinz & William McKeever
January 8 - February 5, 2015
Open to beginners! Deepen your meditation practice in this intensive month-long retreat. This dathün fulfills the group practice requirements for the Shambhala Buddhist path.

 
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Weekthün
January 8, 2015
Open to beginners! Deepen your meditation practice by joining us for the first week of this intensive month-long retreat. This weekthün fulfills a portion of the group practice requirements for the Shambhala Buddhist path.

 
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Half-Dathün (Dathün: Weeks 1-2)
January 8 - 22, 2015
Open to everyone! Deepen your meditation practice in this intensive retreat. This program fulfills half of the the Dathün practice requirements for the Shambhala Buddhist path, and either week can be attended separately.

 
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Ngöndro Retreat
with Benoît Côté
January 16 - 31, 2015
Whether you are doing the Rigden (Shambhala), Kagyü, or Nyingma ngöndro, whether you are counting or doing it by time, whether you are inspired or stuck, all are welcome. This program counts toward group requirements for the Vajrayana path.

 
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Half-Dathün (Dathün: Weeks 3-4)
January 22 - February 5, 2015
Deepen your meditation practice in this intensive retreat. Open to people who have already completed a weekthün or part of a dathün.