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: 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.

Date: 26 December 2016 - 3 January 2017
With:
Acharya David Hope

Retreat for advanced students of the buddhist Shambhala tradition: Ngöndro, Werma and Scorpion Seal practitioners.

Date: 7 January 2017 - 15 January 2017
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye

Retreat with introduction and practice of mindfulness meditation, silence and time for oneself. Rejuvenate body and mind and begin the year with this precious opportunity - a gift to yourself.

Date: 8 January 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: 8 January 2017
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: 14 January 2017 - 15 January 2017
With:
Catherine Eveillard

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. Taught in French.Translation...

Date: 20 January 2017 - 22 January 2017
With:
Acharya Samten Kobelt

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

Date: 22 January 2017 - 24 January 2017
With:
Acharya Samten Kobelt

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the practice of qigong as presented by two distinct Taoist schools. Taught in English. Level 3 for advanced students.

Date: 27 January 2017 - 29 January 2017
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye

This weekend of discovery is for those wishing to discover or rediscover the practice of meditation as it is transmitted in the Shambhala tradition. Taught in French

Date: 5 February 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: 5 February 2017 - 11 February 2017
With:
Amy Hollowell

Truly artful writing arises naturally from a heart and mind that exclude nothing. A retreat for all, taught in French.

Date: 11 February 2017 - 12 February 2017

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level 1, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habit. Taught in French (translation available).

Date: 20 February 2017 - 24 February 2017
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: 4 March 2017 - 19 March 2017
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye, Shastri Yeshe Fuchs

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: 4 March 2017 - 2 April 2017
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye, Shastri Yeshe Fuchs

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. Taught in English.


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4 November 2016

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4 November 2016

Do you feel like offering your operational skills to Dechen Chöling? It's time to apply for this pivotal position.
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31 October 2016

BY SAKYONG MIPHAM

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.

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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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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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