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Karme Choling Shambhala Meditation Center



Barnet, VT

Meditation, Culture, Community

Situated on 700 acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Karmê Chöling is a residential mediation retreat center. We offer a variety of contemplative programs to inspire wisdom and compassion in everyday life.

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.

Established more than 45 years ago by renowned meditation master and Buddhist teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Karmê Chöling is dedicated to awakening our human hearts with kindness, bravery, and genuine dialogue.

Our community—visitors, staff, volunteers and members—is united by a shared commitment to creating a compassionate, sustainable, and just human society. Join us for a retreat. Drop by for a day visit. Or join our email list and connect with a community dedicated to creating enlightened society—one breath at a time.

Services provided: Meditation retreats; residential retreats; family, teen and children retreats; contemplative arts programs; mind and body programs; organic garden apprenticeships.

Area of specialty: Mindfulness-awareness meditation.

About Karmê ChölingWe are part of a large global Shambhala community that takes its name from a legendary kingdom famous for being an enlightened society. Today, the global Shambhala network brings together people of all ages and from all walks of life who are interested in exploring our own minds, transforming our experience and awakening our potential for enlightened society. Shambhala is based on trust in human dignity. We offer a path of meditation practice and contemplative arts oriented towards modern life.

Karmê Chöling, Shambhala Meditation Center, 369 Patneaude Lane, Barnet, VT. For more information, call 802-633-2384 or visit KarmeCholing.org.


Here is a video from our 40th Anniversary Celebration, which tells the history of our center...





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