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: 23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
Irini Rockwell

Taught in English. Five Wisdoms: Key to Understanding Your Emotions!

Date: 31 May 2015 - 6 June 2015
Shastri Brian Hilliard

Taught in English. Running Buddha! Running and Meditation are both contemplative and help to sychronize body and mind. Our mind needs silence, our body needs movement...

Date: 3 June 2015 - 7 June 2015
Susan Piver

Taught in English. During this program, we will examine what keeps our hearts closed: in relationships, towards life, and most of all, toward ourselves. We will learn how to make friends with our...

Date: 7 June 2015 - 13 June 2015
Susan Piver

Taught in English. Relax your mind, enhance your creativity and meet our own voice...Join Susan Piver, New York Times bestselling author of 7 books, on a 1 week writing retreat set in the inspiring...

Date: 12 July 2015 - 18 July 2015
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
Acharya Orhun Cercel

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

Date: 29 July 2015 - 9 August 2015
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
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Mathias Pongracz, Shastri Catherine Eveillard

Taught in English. It will be a time to celebrate and relax, a time to learn and practice - individually and as a group - and reflect on our relationship to ourselves, our society and our world. Open...

Date: 12 September 2015 - 18 September 2015
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

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

Date: 18 September 2015 - 23 September 2015
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
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
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
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
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...


6 April 2015

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

24 March 2015

June Programmes: Take the chance and register with an Early Bird price!
Retreat Making Friends with Yourself - by March 31

10 March 2015

We warmly invite you to celebrate 20 years of Dechen Chöling together this year!
Please, share your own experiences, stories, photos, videos, poems and comments with us - on our brand new community facebook page "20 Years Dechen Chöling"! - and find...

18 February 2015

 2015 is the Year of the Wood Sheep. The sheep is a symbol of caring and compassion. It is trusting, empathetic, and loves groups. Wood gives this year’s sheep extra flexibility and strength. A good year for listening, social engagement, and artistic ventures. (from the Shambhala Practice Calendar 2015-16)
The Dechen Chö...

1 February 2015

Everyone is an artist - simple as that. It's about awakening our creativity and inner spark, no matter how talented we "think" we are. Dechen Chöling offers many opportunities this year to dive into the adventure and discovery of your creative energy: 

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