Karmê Chöling Mediation Retreat Center

About This Center

Nestled in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Karmê Chöling offers meditation and contemplative retreats to inspire wisdom and compassion in our everyday lives.

Karmê Chöling is a residential meditation retreat center on 700 acres of beautiful countryside in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. With the Green Mountains as the backdrop, the land is enriched by rolling meadows, woodland walking trails, and a one-acre organic garden. Originally a dairy farm, the land has evolved into an elegant complex. Six meditation halls and ample bright, open common spaces complement a range of living quarters for full-time residential staff and program participants, along with eight rustic cabins nestled in the woods for solitary retreats and a one-acre organic garden.

Here 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.

I loved every moment of my time spent at Karme Choling for one of the Relax, Renew, and Awaken retreats. The food was amazing, and the staff were always available to help. The setting in the White Mountains is gorgeous. I can't wait to get back!


Produce from the organic garden supplies the Karmê Chöling kitchen during the growing season and beyond.


Karmê Chöling is located in northeastern Vermont, one hour north of White River Junction off Interstate 91.

Please see our website for the nearest major airports, and our suggestions for ground travel to Karmê Chöling.
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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Desire to learn more meditation practices, spend more time in spiritual community. Heather

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.