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 July 2015 - 18 July 2015
With:
Acharya Orhun Cercel

Taught in English. Reaffirm and celebrate your LGBT spirit! Kick start summer 2015 in style and join us for a week designed to tap into the well of natural joy we carry inside.

Date: 19 July 2015 - 28 July 2015
With:
Acharya Orhun Cercel

Taught in English. International Meditation Retreat for young people 18-30 years.

Date: 29 July 2015 - 9 August 2015
With:
Acharya David Schneider, Ancilla van Steekelenburg, Sabine Kuen-Fillafer

Taught in English. For families, single parents, and children aged from 3-10. Activities for children are organized in the mornings, giving adults the opportunity to meditate, read or just relax.

Date: 2 August 2015 - 9 August 2015

Taught in English. Kyudo is a living tradition of meditative archery. Learn and practice this powerful and highly refined contemplative practice.

Date: 16 August 2015 - 22 August 2015
With:
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Mathias Pongracz, Shastri Catherine Eveillard

Bilingual program, taught in French and English. Public retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Open to all!

Date: 12 September 2015 - 17 September 2015
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Discover the transformative power of the natural world. Taught in French (translation available).

Date: 18 September 2015 - 23 September 2015
With:
Hèlen Vink

Taught in English. "Seeing From The Heart" is an introduction to the discipline and delight of direct seeing and perception-based photography. We begin to develop the ability to synchronize our mind...

Date: 2 October 2015 - 4 October 2015
With:
Philippe Ronce

Taught in French (translation available). The power of healing: A weekend of introduction to shiatsu with Philippe Ronce, based on his book "the good point at the right moment".

Date: 2 October 2015 - 4 October 2015
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: 4 October 2015 - 10 October 2015
With:
Herb Elsky

Taught in English. Dharma Art Retreat. "Creating Yourself - Creating Your World" We create ourselves in each moment but usually we do not realize that we have the choice of how we create ourselves.

Date: 9 October 2015 - 11 October 2015
With:
May Isler

Weekend course taught in English. Kado is a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and perception. The vibrant and daring beauty of flowers wakes up the environment and compels us to see...

Date: 10 October 2015 - 18 October 2015
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

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

Date: 21 October 2015 - 23 October 2015
With:
Acharya Samten Kobelt

Taught in English. Beginners Class. Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the practice of qigong. Experience increased vitality and radiant good health through this ancient Chinese...

Date: 25 October 2015 - 1 November 2015
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye

Taught in English. Retreat for learning and practicing mindfulness meditation. The Joy of Letting Go means recognizing through mindfulness how our concepts and interpretations limit our perception...

Date: 25 October 2015 - 1 November 2015
With:
Shastri Dorothea Gädeke, Murielle Elizeon

Taught in English and French. Human life starts with a cry and a movement. This first contact with the outer world contains enormous innate vitality. I am fully alive- hear me, listen to me, look at...


News

6 April 2015

A major highlight this year is the public program "Life as Celebration" with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the lineage holder of Shambhala....

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13 June 2015

You could feel the excitement from early morning. We had been preparing for this day weeks in advance and now it was finally here. We found ourselves looking up at the sky as the clouds had started to move in , and our normal blue sky had turned a bit grey. Would it rain? Would anyone even come if the weather was poor?...

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11 June 2015

We’ve got a lot to celebrate!
This is our 20th anniversary at Dechen Chöling and we are so proud to be here. Nestled in the French countryside we invite the world to come and experience not only the beauty of our landscape but the teachings of Shambhala and so many other things which lead to being awake and present in...

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28 May 2015

WORK, STUDY, PRACTICE & PLAY
The Dechen Chöling community offers you a wonderful wealth of experiences. Why not come and be part of our family? The stunning French countryside is the background for getting to know Shambhala, meeting great people and attending great teachings.
New Job Openings:...

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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
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