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

Date: 3 October 2014 - 5 October 2014
With:
Tessa Racine
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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: 5 October 2014 - 12 October 2014
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz
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Taught in French (translation available). A 5 day intensive retreat. Practices and teachings of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Date: 5 October 2014
With:
Shastri Catherine Eveillard, Shastri Christina de Block
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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 October 2014
With:
Shastri Catherine Eveillard
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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: 12 October 2014 - 19 October 2014
With:
Detlev Alexander, Angelika Brockstedt
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Taught in English. This Yoga and Meditation week will be time for relaxation and self-reflection, providing a break from the stress of our busy lives and enriching body & mind. The retreat is...

Date: 13 October 2014 - 18 October 2014
With:
Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata
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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 what is really...

Date: 26 October 2014 - 2 November 2014
With:
Shastri Dorothea Gädeke, Murielle Elizeon
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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...

Date: 2 November 2014
With:
Shastri Catherine Eveillard
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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: 9 November 2014 - 16 November 2014
With:
Simon La Haye, Alexis Proniewski
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Taught in French. One week retreat to learn and practice the basics of Nonviolent Communication with the support of meditation, mindfulness and the wisdom of ancient Buddhism.

Date: 15 November 2014 - 16 November 2014
With:
Tessa Racine, Jean-Jacques Mathieu
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Taught in French (translation available). Introduction weekend to mindfulness meditation. Through the practice of mindfulness meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our...

Date: 19 November 2014 - 21 November 2014
With:
Acharya Samten Kobelt
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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: 21 November 2014 - 23 November 2014
With:
Acharya Samten Kobelt
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Level 3 for advanced students. Deepening the healing Daoist practice of qigong.

Date: 23 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
With:
Simon La Haye
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Retreat for learning and practicing mindfulness meditation. The Joy of Letting Go means recognizing through mindfulness how our concepts and interpretations limit our perception and experience of the...

Date: 7 December 2014
With:
Shastri Catherine Eveillard
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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: 27 December 2014 - 4 January 2015
With:
Tessa Racine
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Taught in French (translation available). Our Winter Meditation Retreat provides a precious opportunity for retreat, reflection and renewal during the Winter solstice and the New Year’s celebration....


News

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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12 August 2014

The popular Kyudo Program took place at Dechen Chöling last week. Luckily with lots of sunshine! Enjoy this album "Day & Night" of this contemplative practice and...

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7 August 2014

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual head of Shambhala and son of its founder Chögyam Trungpa, is guiding three retreats / events in Europe, - all are open for everyone interested. Info & Registration online!

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