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: 30 September 2016 - 2 October 2016
With:
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
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: 8 October 2016 - 15 October 2016
With:
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
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

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

Date: 22 October 2016 - 28 October 2016
With:
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 - 30 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: 29 October 2016 - 5 November 2016
With:
Shastri Catherine Eveillard

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

Date: 30 October 2016 - 6 November 2016
With:
Geertje Couwenbergh, Jasmijn Koelink

Join Jasmijn and Geertje for a unique week of fearless fun in a retreat center set in rural France. Taught in English, translation upon request.

Date: 5 November 2016 - 13 November 2016
With:
Jane Arthur

Meditation weekend programme for advanced students of Shambhala - by invitation only.

Date: 6 November 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: 19 November 2016 - 30 November 2016
With:
Acharya David Schneider, Shastri Beate Kirchhof-Schlage

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

Date: 26 November 2016 - 27 November 2016
With:
Tessa Racine

In this level, we continue to expand our awareness, finding the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy.

Date: 27 November 2016 - 4 December 2016
With:
Shastri Mark Duggan

Kurukulla practice intensive at Dechen Chöling.

Date: 4 December 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: 26 December 2016 - 2 January 2017
With:
Tessa Racine

This retreat provides a precious opportunity for renewal around the new year. Meditation, energies of wisdom, celebration… come and taste this special passage with us. Taught in French.


News

26 September 2016

Extract from Seeing Wisdom as the Essence of Phenomena 
BY SAKYONG MIPHAM RINPOCHE | MAY 1, 2004 | LION'S ROAR
 

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9 September 2016

SEPTEMBER 16th & 17th in Barcelona,
Sakyong Mipham will give a public talk at Petit Palau in Palau de la Música Catalana about The Shambhala Principle, his most recent book published in Spanish. It will be an event in which he will share the legacy that he inherited from his father, Ch...

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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:
http://www.dechencholing.org/job-openings-core-staff...

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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...

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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!
 
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