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: 27 May 2016 - 29 May 2016
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: 29 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
With:
Acharya Samten Kobelt

Level 3 for advanced students.

Date: 1 June 2016 - 5 June 2016
With:
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: 5 June 2016
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: 5 June 2016 - 11 June 2016
With:
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: 18 June 2016 - 29 June 2016
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz, Acharya Marianne Bots, Acharya Samten Kobelt

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

Date: 29 June 2016 - 2 July 2016
With:
Shastri Simon La Haye

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

Date: 2 July 2016 - 13 July 2016
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz, Acharya Sabine Rolf

Meditation Retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition.

Date: 10 July 2016 - 16 July 2016
With:
Acharya Orhun Cercel

Taught in English. Reaffirm and celebrate your LGBT spirit! Kick start summer 2016 in style and join us for a week designed to tap into the well of natural joy we carry inside.

Date: 17 July 2016 - 24 July 2016
With:
Shastri Catherine Eveillard

By yourself or with your family, join us for the 2016 Shambhala Festival - Celebrate Life. Meditation, teachings, discoveries, celebration - a festive summer. Don't miss it!

Date: 17 July 2016 - 24 July 2016
With:
Acharya Orhun Cercel

Summer meditation program for young people (18-35) focusing on awakening our hidden potential, connecting to the magic of the world and the power of genuine human communication. An international...

Date: 27 July 2016 - 7 August 2016
With:
Shastri Arnd Riester, Konstanze Brockstedt

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: 27 July 2016 - 3 August 2016
With:
Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI, Kanjuro Shibata XXI, Sensei

Instructor training for advanced Kyudo practitioners. The program will be lead by Onyumishi Kanjuro Shibata XXI, Sensei. Taught in English.

Date: 30 July 2016 - 6 August 2016

Sun Camp is an outdoor, sleep-away Summer camp for children aged 10-16. It is a place to have fun, make friends and learn to take responsibility for oneself and one’s world in a gentle and playful...

Date: 31 July 2016 - 7 August 2016
With:
Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI

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


News

29 April 2016

By yourself or with your family and friends, join us for the 2016 Shambhala Festival - Celebrate Life. Meditation, teachings, discoveries, celebration - a festive summer! The Summer Shambhala Festival is an opportunity to express our culture of benevolence and celebration based on meditation practice, appreciation and kindness...

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18 April 2016

Nyinthün or "days of practice" were created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and continue with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as a way for people living in the world with families and jobs to have an ongoing spiritual path that deepens over time.
 

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25 February 2016

The Way of Shambhala is a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism. This series of weekend contemplative workshops and weeknight classes provides an experiential overview of meditation practice, wisdom teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and...

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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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17 January 2016

An extract from
Mudra Space Awareness
by Lee Worley

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