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 February 2016 - 14 February 2016
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...

Date: 14 February 2016
With:
Shastri Catherine Eveillard

Nyinthun is a one-day meditation programme, taking place at Dechen Chöling every first Sunday of the month. EXECEPTIONALLY the 14th, due to scheduling. Everyone is welcome!

Date: 19 February 2016 - 21 February 2016
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye, Ute Reinhart-La Haye

A weekend with mindfulness meditation instruction, talks and exercises. Taught in French.

Date: 22 February 2016 - 26 February 2016
With:
Frank Kane

Taught by Frank Kane, this exploratory singing workshop will allow us to release untapped vocal resources and deepen the connection to our voices, to each other, and to ourselves.

Date: 24 February 2016 - 27 February 2016
With:
Alexis Proniewski

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

Date: 26 February 2016 - 28 February 2016
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: 28 February 2016 - 5 March 2016
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: 6 March 2016 - 3 April 2016
With:
Acharya Barbara Märtens

Taught in English. Intensive Month of Meditation. A unique and transformative experience open to all. Dive into a month of intensive group meditation and discover the healing power of this art.

Date: 6 March 2016 - 20 March 2016
With:
Acharya Barbara Märtens

Taught in English. Intensive Month of Meditation. A unique and transformative experience open to all. Dive into a month of intensive group meditation and discover the healing power of this art.

Date: 18 March 2016 - 19 March 2016

Buddhist refuge vow ceremony. Open to all who would like to take the refuge vow.

Date: 20 March 2016 - 26 March 2016
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: 20 March 2016 - 3 April 2016
With:
Acharya Barbara Märtens

Taught in English. Intensive Month of Meditation. A unique and transformative experience open to all. Dive into a month of intensive group meditation and discover the healing power of this art.

Date: 26 March 2016 - 1 April 2016
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

Date: 1 April 2016 - 3 April 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: 3 April 2016 - 9 April 2016
With:
Lee Worley

Designed for Mudrikas with previous experience, this workshop will focus on the vipashyana level Mudra exercises. Taught in English.


News

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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6 October 2015

Dathün is a four-week meditation intensive, taking place in March 2016 and open to all. It is all about taking time to really unwind, settling into the ground of meditation and finding room for what is meaningful, while...

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17 January 2016

An extract from
Mudra Space Awareness
by Lee Worley

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13 November 2015

Bid for the Open Heart Retreat at Dechen Chöling! Enjoy five days of practice and study with best-selling author and teacher Susan Piver.

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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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