Sunday: Meditation and Prayers of Compassion.

Chanted in Tibetan with English Translations

Our new winter schedule will be in effect until Spring, when we will resume our regular scheduled programs. We will only be open one day per week, Sundays at 10 a.m. for Cherezig prayers and meditation, weather permitting. If you would like to be notified of any closures please go to our website contact page and write to us at and request to be on our notification list. Our Calais Dharma Center is at 1300 feet and we advise that you contact the center at 802-223-3370 to check on current road conditions.

Buddha Aspiration Prayer Through the working of Great Compassion in their hearts, May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness, May all beings be free from sorrow and the causes of sorrow, May all beings never be separated from the happiness which is sorrow less; May all beings live in equanimity without attachment and aversion; Believing in the equality of all sentient life.

Green Tara

Green Tara a female Enlightened Buddha known as the Great Mother of all the Buddhas vowed to remain a female showing that enlightenment is for both men and women. Tara reveals a path that leads to liberation from the misery of the mental delusions and negative emotions that blind us to True Freedom. Tara practice eliminates the belief that spiritual progress is only about liberation from our own suffering and shows us that true spiritual progress manifests both protection and compassion for others.



Chenrezi represents the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas and our own innate potential for enlightened conduct.  A great Shangpa Master Bokar Rinpoche taught “Every person whose heart is moved by love and compassion, who deeply and sincerely acts for the benefit of others with out concern for fame, profit, social position or recognition, expresses the activity of Chenrezi”


Medicine Buddha

The Medicine Buddha practice is the heart of Tibetan Medicine. The Buddha, at Bodhisattva Manjushri’s request, taught the origin of the Medicine Buddha sutra of 800 verses. The tradition was brought to Tibet by the great Indian Buddhist master Abbot Shantarakshita and practiced to promote health, prevent diseases, give protection against negative influences and also used to stabilize the ecological system from natural disasters.