Shambhala Garden Share

Share your gardening skills, inspirations and plant-based dharma in this community online garden! We are now collecting your creative contributions for the second Garden Share episode on August 31st.

You may enjoy a review of the past gardening months in a Northern country on a tour with Jan Enthoven through Karmê Chöling’s organic vegetable garden in early winter in Vermont: 


        It’s really an expression of how to make my life meaningful and enriching the life of the world around me.

Jan Enthoven, Master Gardener


For humans, winter is a time of turning inward, building warm fires and engaging in deep reflection.

For the plant world, winter may appear dormant. But gardeners know that this season is a rich and essential time of preparation.

In this video, Karmê Chöling Master Gardener Jan Enthoven reveals his winter gardening secrets in Vermont. He also reflects on the spiritual and ecological dimensions of his work. Come along with Jan on this tour of Karmê Chöling’s one-acre organic garden in December 2021 and January of 2022. Perhaps you’ll discover some inspiration for your own practice along the way?



Your Garden

Shambhala Garden Share will come alive with your creative offerings. It is meant as a playground for mindful gardeners in all growing zones and hemispheres. Several times a year we will ask for your input to make a seasonal gardening episode. Please send your gardening wisdom and activities of March-May 2022 in videos, photos, stories, tutorials, audio recordings, write-ups, poems, drawings or other media. CLICK HERE for more information how to submit your gardening pieces.

In our first episode that opened on MAY 31st, 2022, participants from Brazil, Ireland, Mexico and Vermont offered a colorful basket of garden pieces alongside a preview of a new video of Jan Enthoven’s spring gardening activities at Karmê Chöling. 

Here is how it works:

  • When you register you will be directed to a course module that explains how you can send or upload various media types to Shambhala Online.
  • We will share your offerings with others according to season.
  • Anytime you have questions, you can reach our gardening team at [email protected].

CLICK HERE to Register!

Shambhala Garden Share may grow in unexpected ways. We are sowing the seeds now and will find out together how this community garden may develop… 


“While drinking, while talking, while writing, while watering our garden, it’s always possible to practice living in the here and the now.” -Thich Nhat Hahn


CLICK HERE to Register!