Shambhala Garden Share

Gardening skills, inspirations and plant-based dharma were shared in this community online garden in the year of 2022. The result is a colorful garden picture book that you may view for your enjoyment.

Come along 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 Gardens

Shambhala Garden Share came alive with the creative offerings of community members. It was a playground for mindful gardeners in all growing zones and hemispheres. Several times a year we had asked for input to make a seasonal gardening episode. 

Participants from Brazil, California, Ireland, Mexico, and Vermont offered a colorful basket of garden pieces alongside several videos of Jan Enthoven’s gardening activities at Karmê Chöling in 2022.

CLICK HERE to register and view the 2022 Shambhala Garden Share.


“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


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