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Barnet
Feb 24, 2014 through May 14, 2014
Mukpo Institute: Spring Semester
Mukpo Institute students conduct a three-month investigation into intensive meditation practice and contemplative study in beautiful rural Vermont. At its root, the curriculum presents the heart teachings and forms of Shambhala Buddhism, as presented by both Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
Karme Choling (369 Patneaude Lane)
Adm.
802-633-2384 or 802-633-2384 Web Site | Map

Barnet
Feb 26, 2014 through Feb 28, 2014
Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Humanity
Who am I? How can I help? What is real? These questions are universal. They have arisen in some form across cultures and traditions throughout human history. Now theyre the focus of a new, three-course series in the Way of Shambhala path of training: the Basic Goodness series.
Karme Choling (369 Patneaude Lane)
Adm.
802-633-2384 or 802-633-2384 Web Site | Map

Barnet
Mar 6, 2014 through Mar 21, 2014
Meditation Retreat for Everyday Life
This two-week retreat will explore our internal wisdom through mindfulness-awareness meditation. The retreat is open to everyone, and will include: Daily sitting and walking meditation Individual meditation instruction Contemplation Group discussion Contemplative meals A short work period, called Rota Silence practice Exploring the garden, forests and meadows of Karm Ch ling Study Celebration
Karme Choling (369 Patneaude Lane)
Adm.
802-633-2384 or 802-633-2384 Web Site | Map

Barnet
Mar 20, 2014 through Mar 22, 2014
Miksang Contemplative Photography: Basic Goodness & Good Eye
Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as "Good Eye". This contemplative photography program brings together the art of photography, the discipline of meditation and the Dharma Art teachings of the meditation master Ch gyam Trungpa. When eye and mind are in the same place one sees clearly and the visual world manifests directly.a "perception based" exploration of "nowness". No previous meditation or photography experience necessary, but you will need to bring your own digital camera.
Karm Ch ling Shambhala Meditation Center (369 Patneaude Lane)
Adm.
802-633-2384 Web Site | Map

Barnet
Mar 28, 2014 through Apr 4, 2014
Shambhala Training Levels 1-3
Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition. This program is offered as one continuous retreat, but each level can be taken separately. Each level is a prerequisite for the next one.
Karme Choling (369 Patneaude Lane)
Adm.
802-633-2384 or 802-633-2384 Web Site | Map

Barnet
Apr 6, 2014
Meditation: Tools for Living
Learn mindfulness meditation, a simple technique for training the mind's alertness and presence to bring flexibility and poise into daily life situations in the home or workplace. In this interactive workshop you will learn to: Practice mindfulness meditation Communicate mindfully with others Work through fear to respond with fearlessness Open to creative solutions
Karme Choling (369 Patneaude Lane)
802-633-2384 or 802-633-2384 Web Site | Map

Barnet
Apr 10, 2014 through May 8, 2014
Spring Dathun: A Month of Meditation
Dath n consists of individual meditation instruction, guided meditation, contemplations, and dharma talks, which develop insight and open our hearts of compassion. Each day follows a traditional schedule, with periods of sitting and walking meditation, exercises, chants, and a short work session. Functional silence is observed for most of the retreat, and meals are served Shambhala Oryoki style.
Karme Choling (369 Patneaude Lane)
802-633-2384 or 802-633-2384 Web Site | Map

Barnet
May 2, 2014
Qigong
Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1 - 3
Karme Choling (369 Patneaude Lane)
802-633-2384 x92384 or 802-633-2384 Map

Barnet
Jul 3, 2014 through Aug 1, 2014
Summer Dathun: A Month of Meditation
Dath n (Tibetan for "month session") is a one-month group meditation retreat, which is one of the most important training programs in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. The program is open to anyone and is a very powerful introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation. The core daily practice of a dath n consists of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation with time for talks, study, and a short work period.
Karme Choling (369 Patneaude Lane)
802-633-2384 or 802-633-2384 Map

Brownington
Jun 14, 2014
 Antique Engine Show and Barbeque
Antique engines and classic cars on display. Blacksmithing Demonstration. Bring your instrument and join a blue grass jam in the afternoon. A chicken barbeque will follow in the afternoon.
Old Stone House Museum (109 Old Stone House Rd)
Engine Show: 8am-4pm, Barbeque: 4pm
Free
802-754-2022 Map

Brownington
Jul 7, 2014 through Jul 12, 2014
Heritage Craft Week
The Old Stone House Museum in Brownington is offering a full week of Early American Decorative Arts Classes taught by professional teachers. Come and spend a day or the entire week learning a new skill & bring home a beautiful completed project. Courses may include making handmade paper, reverse glass painting and painted floor cloths.
Old Stone House Museum (109 Old Stone House Rd)
Mon.-Sat.
802-754-2022 Map

Brownington
Aug 10, 2014
Old Stone House Day
Free Museum Tours, Demonstrations of Old Time Skills, Crafts, Farmers Market, Pie Auction, Childrens Activities, Food, Music, Barn Dance. Parking $5/car
Old Stone House Museum (109 Old Stone House Rd)
Sun., 10 am - 4 pm
802-754-2022 Map

East Burke
Mar 1, 2014
WinterBike!
Winterbike 2013 was a blast and Winterbike 2014 promises to be even better!!! Working together again with MTBVT, we will be holding the 3rd annual Winterbike on Darling Hill this year. With the entire singletrack network on the East Side of Darling Hill packed for Fat biking all winter, beautiful views, our usual fun race and delicious local food and libations, we can't help but count on good times and a great vibe!
Kingdom Trails (Darling Hill Road)
see website for details
802-626-6005 Web Site | Map

Lunenburg
Mar 22, 2014
 9th Lunenburg Maple Festival
Day of free and affordable family fun! Pancake breakfast 810:30. Interactive, static, and photographic displays, demos by local artisans, antique sugaring equipment, door prizes, photo, pie, and quilt square contests for all ages, tree tapping demonstrations, raffles, maple recipe samples, maple-theme gift items, and scavenger hunt. Sugarhouse tours 10-3. Maple-flavored pie baking contest judging at 10:30. Homemade soup and breads lunch noon-3. Sugar-on-snow and maple cotton candy 103
Lunenburg Primary School (49 Bobbin Mill Road, off Route 2)
Sat. 8 am - 4 pm
Free
802-892-6654 Web Site | Map

Lyndonville
Feb 15, 2014 through Mar 2, 2014
Lyndon/Burke Snowflake Festival
This event has been chosen in the past as a Top 10 Winter Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The Festival features 2 full weeks of fun for kids and adults including sleigh rides, ski races, torchlight parade, spaghetti suppers, skating, snowmobile races, quilt show, chowder fest, and more! A variety of events happen at location in Burke and Lyndonville. Visit the website for complete details and locations. Come join the fun.
various locations
802-626-9696 Web Site | Map

Newport
Mar 5, 2014
 The Costumes of Downton Abbey
Middlebury College artist-in-residence Jule Emerson discusses the fashions worn by Lady Mary and her family in the popular PBS series Downton Abbey. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council event.
Goodrich Memorial Library (202 Main Street)
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Free
802-334-7902 Map

Newport
Mar 9, 2014
 Mardi Gras Jazz
The Kingdom Dixie Jazz Band is a group of local Northeast Kingdom musicians playing the songs once heard along the Mississippi River during the early years of the 20th Century. The Kingdom Dixies feature a full rhythm section of Tuba, Guitar and Drum set. The horn section comprises of Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone and Tenor Sax. King Cake Reception following.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Sun., 4 pm
Adm.
Web Site | Map

Newport
Apr 13, 2014
 Classics Concert
As part of the Now Playing Newport Music Series, the selections will include Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor (Kuhlau). Reception following.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (44 Second Street)
Sun., 4 pm
Donation
802-334-7365 Web Site | Map

St. Johnsbury
Mar 5, 2014
 The Life and Work of Emily Dickinson
Reclusive poet Emily Dickinson published only a fraction of her poetry during her lifetime. Dartmouth professor Colleen Boggs looks at Dickinsons life and at how we should consider her writings in our highly public modern age. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council event.
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (1171 Main Street)
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Free
802-748-8291 Map

St. Johnsbury
Jun 4, 2014
 The Life and Times of Thelonious Monk
Artistic director of the Vermont Jazz Center Eugene Uman considers the life and improvisational style of American jazz pianist and composer Thelonius Monk, widely considered one of the giants of American music. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council event. (Rescheduled from February 5)
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (1171 Main Street)
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Free
802-748-8291 Map

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March 13, 2013