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: 12 September 2015 - 17 September 2015
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Discover the transformative power of the natural world. The days will be spent meditating, wandering and sleeping outdoors under the stars, awakening our senses and our natural long-forgotten...

Date: 2 October 2015 - 4 October 2015
With:
Philippe Ronce

Taught in French (translation available). The power of healing: A weekend of introduction to shiatsu with Philippe Ronce, based on his book "the good point at the right moment".

Date: 2 October 2015 - 4 October 2015
With:
Tessa Racine

Taught in French (translation available). Anger, Jealousy, Fear - sometimes it feels overwhelming when emotions rule our daily life and experience, disturbing peace and equanimity of mind. But when...

Date: 4 October 2015 - 10 October 2015
With:
Herb Elsky

Taught in English. Dharma Art Retreat. "Creating Yourself - Creating Your World" We create ourselves in each moment but usually we do not realize that we have the choice of how we create ourselves.

Date: 9 October 2015 - 11 October 2015
With:
May Isler

Weekend course taught in English. Kado is a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and perception. The vibrant and daring beauty of flowers wakes up the environment and compels us to see...

Date: 10 October 2015 - 18 October 2015
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Taught in French (translation available). A 7 day intensive retreat. Practices and teachings of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Date: 21 October 2015 - 23 October 2015
With:
Acharya Samten Kobelt

Taught in English. Beginners Class. Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the practice of qigong. Experience increased vitality and radiant good health through this ancient Chinese...

Date: 25 October 2015 - 1 November 2015
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye

Taught in English and French. Retreat for learning and practicing mindfulness meditation. An Exploration of Our Innate Wisdom. Beyond our fear and insecurity we have the possibility to touch our...

Date: 25 October 2015 - 1 November 2015
With:
Shastri Dorothea Gädeke, Murielle Elizeon

Taught in English and French. Human life starts with a cry and a movement. This first contact with the outer world contains enormous innate vitality. I am fully alive- hear me, listen to me, look at...

Date: 1 November 2015 - 8 November 2015
With:
Detlev Alexander, Angelika Brockstedt

Taught in English. This Yoga and Meditation week will be time for relaxation and self-reflection, providing a break from the stress of our busy lives and enriching body & mind. The retreat is...

Date: 6 November 2015 - 8 November 2015
With:
Murielle Elizeon

Tango with Murielle Elizeon : a practice of contact and relationship, active body awareness and connection, playfulness and creativity.

Date: 14 November 2015 - 15 November 2015

Taught in French (translation available). Introduction weekend to mindfulness meditation. Through the practice of mindfulness meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our...

Date: 28 November 2015 - 29 November 2015
With:
Ute Reinhart-La Haye

Taught in French. A weekend with mindfulness meditation instruction, talks and exercises. We learn meditation practice and how this helps with mindfulness in our relationships with family, friends,...

Date: 4 December 2015 - 6 December 2015
With:
Tessa Racine

Taught in French (translation available). Anger, Jealousy, Fear - sometimes it feels overwhelming when emotions rule our daily life and experience, disturbing peace and equanimity of mind. But when...

Date: 12 December 2015 - 13 December 2015
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye

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


News

7 August 2015

Our resident teacher Simon La Haye is thoroughly enjoying guiding programs and retreats as well as studying with the Dechen Chöling staff and supporting them on their individual path. Today he offers a first contribution to the new “Dharma Blog” of Dechen Chöling, which will present comments, anecdotes and opinion pieces...

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30 July 2015

Celebrating with us this year the 20th anniversary of the Land of Great Bliss, the bees of Dechen Chöling have been witnessing and enriching our growth all these years along. This year they have produced an enormous amount of beautiful honey: more than 120 kilos of honey collected by four beehives in the fields around Dechen Chöling...

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13 June 2015

You could feel the excitement from early morning. We had been preparing for this day weeks in advance and now it was finally here. We found ourselves looking up at the sky as the clouds had started to move in , and our normal blue sky had turned a bit grey. Would it rain? Would anyone even come if the weather was poor?...

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11 June 2015

We’ve got a lot to celebrate!
This is our 20th anniversary at Dechen Chöling and we are so proud to be here. Nestled in the French countryside we invite the world to come and experience not only the beauty of our landscape but the teachings of Shambhala and so many other things which lead to being awake and...

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28 May 2015

WORK, STUDY, PRACTICE & PLAY
The Dechen Chöling community offers you a wonderful wealth of experiences. Why not come and be part of our family? The stunning French countryside is the background for getting to know Shambhala, meeting great people and attending great teachings.
New Job Openings:...

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