Meditation - Retreats - Yoga - Buddhism

Dechen Chöling is a meditation centre nestled in a beautiful and peaceful landscape in central France, where people from around the world come to learn to open up to the richness of their personal potential through the practice of meditation and other contemplative disciplines.

Upcoming programmes - All Programmes

Date: 1 May 2016
With:
Shastri Catherine Eveillard

Taught in French. Nyinthun is a one-day meditation programme, taking place at Dechen Chöling every first Sunday of the month. It will be taught in French. You'll find more details in the French...

Date: 7 May 2016 - 13 May 2016
With:
Shastri Brian Hilliard

Combining running and meditation is an amazing way to connect to the four dignities practices... Taught in English.

Date: 7 May 2016 - 14 May 2016
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Open to all. Intended for mindfulness teachers or aspiring teachers of mindfulness, fulfilling the prerequisites for attending the MBSR professional training and continuous training. Taught in French...

Date: 14 May 2016 - 15 May 2016
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye

Weekend 3 : Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Taught in French (...

Date: 16 May 2016 - 22 May 2016
With:
Irini Rockwell

By cultivating heart-felt resonance and unbiased perception of another, our relationships are more kind and creative.Taught in English.

Date: 20 May 2016 - 22 May 2016
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye

Calm your mind, ground yourself and regain focus and clarity. A weekend of meditation instruction and exercises that will leave you relaxed. Taught in French.

Date: 22 May 2016 - 28 May 2016
With:
Shastri Peter Conradi

Meditation retreat for advanced students on the Shambhala Buddhist path. One full week in Dechen Chöling to fully taste the power of the four dignities in your life.

Date: 27 May 2016 - 29 May 2016
With:
Acharya Samten Kobelt

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the practice of qigong as presented by two distinct Taoist schools. Taught in English.

Date: 29 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
With:
Acharya Samten Kobelt

Level 3 for advanced students.

Date: 1 June 2016 - 5 June 2016
With:
Susan Piver

One could say that the point of spiritual practice is to open one's heart. Join best-selling author and founder of the Open Heart Project, Susan Piver. Taught in English.

Date: 5 June 2016 - 11 June 2016
With:
Susan Piver

Relax your mind, enhance your creativity and meet our own voice...Join Susan Piver, bestselling author, on a retreat set in the inspiring tranquility of the French country; Taught in English.

Date: 5 June 2016
With:
Shastri Catherine Eveillard

Taught in French. Nyinthun is a one-day meditation programme, taking place at Dechen Chöling every first Sunday of the month. It will be taught in French. You'll find more details in the French...

Date: 18 June 2016 - 29 June 2016
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz, Acharya Marianne Bots, Acharya Samten Kobelt

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

Date: 29 June 2016 - 2 July 2016
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

Date: 10 July 2016 - 16 July 2016
With:
Acharya Orhun Cercel

Taught in English. Reaffirm and celebrate your LGBT spirit! Kick start summer 2016 in style and join us for a week designed to tap into the well of natural joy we carry inside.


News

18 April 2016

Nyinthün or "days of practice" were created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and continue with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as a way for people living in the world with families and jobs to have an ongoing spiritual path that deepens over time.
 

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25 February 2016

The Way of Shambhala is a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism. This series of weekend contemplative workshops and weeknight classes provides an experiential overview of meditation practice, wisdom teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and...

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20 January 2016

Although we are in the middle of a unusually warm winter, these are still the shortest days of the year, and we are craving for any rays of sunshine that comes along. The earth is resting. In many cultures this would also be the time to rest, but technology enables us to ignore the natural rhythm of the earth. For the modern world, this is just...

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17 January 2016

An extract from
Mudra Space Awareness
by Lee Worley

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9 October 2015

"Today is a beautiful Fall day, the trees are dancing in the crisp energy of the wind, leaves have already changed colours and are flying about, everything is clear and vivid. It is slightly nostalgic, it is the end of summer, yet everything is very energised.

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