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 April 2015
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: 19 April 2015 - 26 April 2015
With:
Lee Worley

Taught in English. This sensory awareness practice combines intensive physical movements with focused awareness exercises to increase non-conceptual confidence in all aspects of life.

Date: 19 April 2015 - 25 April 2015
With:
Amy Hollowell

Taught in French. Truly artful writing arises naturally from a perspective of what can be called no perspective or whole perspective, from a heart and mind that

Date: 26 April 2015 - 2 May 2015
With:
Steve Saitzyk, Herb Elsky

Taught in English. Shambhala Art Intensive Parts 1-5. This retreat is awakening us to our endless pool of clear, creative energy. The view taught in this program can confirm that this source is ever...

Date: 2 May 2015 - 3 May 2015
With:
Shastri Simon 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: 3 May 2015
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 2015 - 10 May 2015
With:
Tessa Racine

Taught in French. 4 days with mindfulness meditation instruction and exercises that will leave you relaxed and inspired. We will examine our intellectual experience, our intuition and what emotional...

Date: 9 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Taught in French (translation available). Open to all. Intended for mindfulness teachers or aspiring teachers of mindfulness, fulfilling the prerequisites for attending the MBSR professional training...

Date: 17 May 2015 - 23 May 2015
With:
Matthias Heidel, Elke Dobkowitz

Taught in English. Nonviolent Communication after Marshall Rosenberg. Moving from deep inner work to application in relationship and community, this seminar establishes a core for living and...

Date: 23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
With:
Irini Rockwell

Taught in English. Five Wisdoms: Key to Understanding Your Emotions!

Date: 31 May 2015 - 6 June 2015
With:
Shastri Brian Hilliard

Taught in English. Running Buddha! Running and Meditation are both contemplative and help to sychronize body and mind. Our mind needs silence, our body needs movement...

Date: 1 June 2015 - 6 June 2015
With:
Simon La Haye

Taught in English. Retreat for learning and practicing mindfulness meditation. Making friends with yourself - Everything we need to be happy and fulfilled is basically available in the world and our...

Date: 3 June 2015 - 7 June 2015
With:
Susan Piver

Taught in English. During this program, we will examine what keeps our hearts closed: in relationships, towards life, and most of all, toward ourselves. We will learn how to make friends with our...

Date: 7 June 2015 - 13 June 2015
With:
Susan Piver

Taught in English. Relax your mind, enhance your creativity and meet our own voice...Join Susan Piver, New York Times bestselling author of 7 books, on a 1 week writing retreat set in the inspiring...

Date: 7 June 2015
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...


News

2 January 2015

Are you a problem-solver? Do you love food? computers? communication? There are several core staff positions open this year at Dechen Chöling. If you are interested in coming to live and work at Dechen Chöling, please get in touch with us. Find out more or contact...

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24 March 2015

June Programmes: Take the chance and register with an Early Bird price!
Retreat Making Friends with Yourself - by March 31
Running...

10 March 2015

We warmly invite you to celebrate 20 years of Dechen Chöling together this year!
Please, share your own experiences, stories, photos, videos, poems and comments with us - on our brand new community facebook page "20 Years Dechen Chöling"! - and find...

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18 February 2015

 2015 is the Year of the Wood Sheep. The sheep is a symbol of caring and compassion. It is trusting, empathetic, and loves groups. Wood gives this year’s sheep extra flexibility and strength. A good year for listening, social engagement, and artistic ventures. (from the Shambhala Practice Calendar 2015-16)
The Dechen Chö...

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1 February 2015

Everyone is an artist - simple as that. It's about awakening our creativity and inner spark, no matter how talented we "think" we are. Dechen Chöling offers many opportunities this year to dive into the adventure and discovery of your creative energy: 

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