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: 5 September 2016 - 7 September 2016
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: 7 September 2016 - 9 September 2016
Acharya Samten Kobelt

Level 3 for advanced students.

Date: 9 September 2016 - 11 September 2016
Eva Wong

Level 4 with Eva Wong, for advanced students.

Date: 11 September 2016 - 13 September 2016
Eva Wong

Level 5 avec Eva Wong, for advanced students.

Date: 24 September 2016 - 25 September 2016
Chandali Pietrzykowska

Weekend 4: with trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Taught...

Date: 25 September 2016 - 2 October 2016
Detlev Alexander, Angelika Brockstedt

A Yoga and Meditation week for relaxation and self-reflection, providing a break from the stress of our busy lives and enriching body & mind. Taught in English

Date: 30 September 2016 - 2 October 2016
Tessa Racine

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

Date: 2 October 2016 - 8 October 2016
Shastri Brian Hilliard

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

Date: 8 October 2016 - 9 October 2016

Through the practice of mindfulness meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. First weekend of the cycle "The heart of the warrior. Don't miss it! Taught in French...

Date: 8 October 2016 - 15 October 2016
Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

Training program for advanced Kado practitioners by personal invitation only. Taught in English.

Date: 8 October 2016 - 16 October 2016
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

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

Date: 16 October 2016 - 21 October 2016
Martina Marx-Hunsdieck, Bénédicte Provost

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 what is really before us.

Date: 16 October 2016 - 23 October 2016
Alexis Proniewski

Learn and practice the basics of Nonviolent Communication with the support of meditation. Taught in French.

Date: 22 October 2016 - 28 October 2016
Herb Elsky

Based on Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, transform your relation to dying and death and live more fully now ! A transformative retreat taught in English.

Date: 29 October 2016 - 5 November 2016
Shastri Catherine Eveillard

Retreat with introduction and practice of mindfulness meditation, silence and time for oneself. Rejuvenate body and mind. Taught in French with translation in English.


18 August 2016

Come live, practice and work as part of the core residential staff at Dechen Chöling, Shambhala's European center! We are currently looking for a Head of Personnel:

20 July 2016

Dathün is a four-week meditation intensive which will take place in March 2017. Open to everyone, it is all about taking the time to really unwinding settle into the ground of meditation, finding room for what is...

28 June 2016

 If you're coming to Dechen Chöling or planning a visit, please have a look at our Visitor's Guide : there are many options for visiting!

7 June 2016

Would you like to experiment with community life this Summer at our international meditation center? If yes, then our immersion program Meditation in action is for you! You're welcome to visit, help, share, meditate.
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29 April 2016

By yourself or with your family and friends, join us for the 2016 Shambhala Festival - Celebrate Life. Meditation, teachings, discoveries, celebration - a festive summer! The Summer Shambhala Festival is an opportunity to express our culture of benevolence and celebration based on meditation practice, appreciation and kindness...

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