Karmê Chöling Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center in Northeast Vermont is the oldest of six year-round retreat centers in North America and Europe under the auspices of Shambhala International, which also has 140 urban centers. Karmê Chöling was founded in 1970 by Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, one of the most prominent Buddhist teachers and meditation masters of our time. It is now under the leadership of his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, holder of the Kagyü, Nyingma, and Shambhala lineages, who was recognized in 1995 as the incarnation of the renowned nineteenth-century Buddhist teacher Mipham Rinpoche.
Accommodations: Located on 540 acres of beautiful Vermont farmland and forest, Karmê Chöling has six shrine rooms, an outdoor target range for Kyudo (Zen archery), an organic vegetable garden, seven solitary retreat cabins, and the Samadhi Cushions gift shop. Meals are served in the main house, which offers housing for guests and staff, as does Ashoka Bhavan, our guesthouse in Barnet. Please contact the center for rates.
Welcome to Sage Mountain. Founded 15 years ago by Rosemary Gladstar and Karl Slick, Sage Mountain Retreat Center & Native Plant Preserve has become one of New England’s foremost learning centers for herbs and earth awareness. Located on 500 pristine acres in central Vermont, this beautiful piece of Earth Mother is a natural sanctuary and teaching site. There is an incredible assortment of wild herbs and flowers growing in habitats that vary from meadows, forest to swamp. Our wild neighbors include deer, bear, moose, beavers, otters, fox and a wonderful variety of feathered folk that honor us with their presence. It is with a special feeling in our heart that we invite others to share in the bounty and teachings of this land with us.
Throughout the year we offer a series of workshops that emphasize our relationship to Earth Mother and to each other. Our teachings encompass multi-dimensional traditions and experiences. All strive to bring us closer to ourselves and deeper in harmony with our heart space. Though Rosemary is the primary teacher at the center, our staff has evolved to include many other fine herbalists, healers, and naturalists.
Sage Mountain is a beautiful and inspiring place to learn. Surrounded by forest, fen and meadows, there are over eight miles of hiking trails, streams, and vistas that stretch out over several mountain ranges. Our facilities are pleasantly rustic and comfortable. Indoor facilities include a yurt, dome, and tipi as well as a large comfortable classroom with library, kitchen and indoor bathrooms. However, our favorite classrooms are the woodlands and wild gardens that surround us. Participants are encouraged to camp, but there is plenty of indoor dormitory style lodging. We also have a wood fired sauna and outdoor jacuzzi which are favorite places for easing aching muscles and star gazing. To register or for further information on any of our programs please write. As all workshops are purposely limited in space and generally fill up quickly, pre-registration is requested. A non-refund-able deposit is required to hold your place. A map and further
information will be sent to you.