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: 25 March 2017 - 26 March 2017
Catherine Eveillard

Weekend 3 : Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness... Taught in French (translation availaible).

Date: 2 April 2017

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: 2 April 2017 - 7 April 2017
Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt

Healthy body and clear mind with both qigong and meditation in a retreat led by master teachers. This retreat is a prerequisite for entrance into Qigong Level VI instruction. Taught in English.

Date: 7 April 2017 - 8 April 2017
Eva Wong, Dr. Peter van der Molen

How can we strategically act to benefit everybody? This is the foremost question from the great Chinese strategist Sunzi that we're going to explore to develop an enlightened leadership. Taught in...

Date: 9 April 2017 - 17 April 2017
Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

In this vajrayana intensive, we will explore The Tibetan Book of the Dead to get to the heart of this all-pervasive bardo and its relevance to our life, meditation, and death. Taught in English.

Date: 17 April 2017 - 23 April 2017
Lee Worley

Discovering the unbound fearlessness that lies in all: an energetic sequence of group exercises designed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Lee Worley. Taught in English.

Date: 23 April 2017 - 29 April 2017
Herb Elsky, Fatou Traoré, Liesbeth Scholten

Creating ourselves each moment, finding our unique mode of expression in daily life... Join this inspiring Shambhala Art retreat, open to all. Taught in English.

Date: 29 April 2017 - 6 May 2017
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Open to all. Intended for mindfulness teachers or aspiring teachers of mindfulness, fulfilling the prerequisites for attending the MBSR professional training and continuous training. Taught in French...

Date: 6 May 2017 - 7 May 2017
Ute Reinhart-La Haye

Weekend 4: with trust in basic goodness we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Taught in French (translation available).

Date: 7 May 2017

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 2017 - 14 May 2017
Shastri Simon La Haye

This meditation retreat invites us to touch our hearts and experience a more direct relation with reality. Taught in French.

Date: 8 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
Irini Rockwell

Discovering natural brilliance in the darkness of your confusion. The Five Wisdoms are key to emotional transformation. Taught in English. Open to all

Date: 24 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
Susan Piver

One could say that the point of spiritual practice is to open one's heart. Join best-selling author and founder of the Open Heart Project, Susan Piver. Taught in English.

Date: 28 May 2017 - 3 June 2017
Susan Piver

Relax your mind, enhance your creativity and meet our own voice...Join Susan Piver, bestselling author, on a retreat set in the inspiring tranquility of the French country; Taught in English.

Date: 30 May 2017 - 1 June 2017
Acharya Samten Kobelt

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the practice of qigong as presented by two distinct Taoist schools. Level 4 for advanced students.Taught in English.


7 March 2017

Come and contribute to the richness of Dechen Chöling!


At the heart of Dechen Chöling is a community of people dedicated to meditation and making this place work. Working here is a way not only to deepen one’s own personal meditation practice but also to help make wisdom teachings and this beautiful...

19 February 2017

Would you like to experiment with community life 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.

4 November 2016

Do you feel like offering your operational skills to Dechen Chöling?

31 October 2016


The receptive state of listening is a kind of auditory meditation, says Sakyong Mipham. It is an important way to gain wisdom and insight. But it’s not easy.

26 September 2016

Extract from Seeing Wisdom as the Essence of Phenomena 

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