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: 15 March 2015 - 29 March 2015
Acharya Samten Kobelt, Shastri Yeshe Fuchs, Angelika Brockstedt

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: 19 April 2015 - 26 April 2015
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
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
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
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: 7 May 2015 - 10 May 2015
Tessa Racine

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

Date: 9 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
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: 10 May 2015 - 16 May 2015
Laura Stone

Taught in English. Rediscover playfulness and spontaneity in movement and sound with T’ai Chi and Meditation.

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

Taught in English. Moving from deep inner work to application in relationship and community, this seminar establishes a core for living and integrating the embodied spirituality of Nonviolent...

Date: 23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
Irini Rockwell

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

Date: 31 May 2015 - 6 June 2015
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
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
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
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: 20 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
Isabelle Jouck

Find new energy and live on the impulsions of a new life by transforming past experiences.


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...

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: 

21 January 2015

Dechen Chöling is a place of serenity and solitude these days. Enjoy our recent album!
Frozen morning dew and quiet days during the Silent Meditation...

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...

27 August 2014

Enjoy this beautiful report about the Life is Ceremony Retreat last week!
A Very Spirited Ceremony 

“It’s amazing how a simple act of kindness or courage can transform a whole situation. Take the energy you have gathered here and apply it to every situation. You never know what is possible....

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