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

Meditation Retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition.

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.

Date: 11 August 2016 - 22 August 2016
With:
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Barbara Märtens

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Garchen with Scorpion Seal 6 and 7.

Date: 11 August 2016 - 22 August 2016
With:
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

Date: 11 August 2016 - 22 August 2016
With:
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

Date: 21 August 2016 - 24 August 2016
With:
Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

(By Invitation only)

Date: 24 August 2016 - 4 September 2016
With:
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Meditation Retreat for advanced students of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Date: 24 August 2016 - 4 September 2016
With:
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya David Hope

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition

Date: 5 September 2016 - 7 September 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: 7 September 2016 - 9 September 2016
With:
Acharya Samten Kobelt

Level 3 for advanced students.


News

28 June 2016

 If you're coming to Dechen Chöling or planning a visit, please have a look at our Visitor's Guide : there are many options for visiting!
 
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7 June 2016

Would you like to experiment with community life this Summer at our international meditation center? If yes, then our immersion program Meditation in action is for you! You're welcome to visit, help, share, meditate.
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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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