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 May 2015 - 3 May 2015
Ute Reinhart-La Haye, Shastri Simon La Haye

Taught in French. A weekend with mindfulness meditation instruction, talks and exercises. We learn meditation practice and how this helps with mindfulness in our relationships with family, friends,...

Date: 7 May 2015 - 10 May 2015
Tessa Racine

Taught in French. 4 days with mindfulness meditation instruction and exercises that will leave you relaxed and inspired. We will examine our intellectual experience, our intuition and what emotional...

Date: 9 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Taught in French (translation available). Open to all. Intended for mindfulness teachers or aspiring teachers of mindfulness, fulfilling the prerequisites for attending the MBSR professional training...

Date: 17 May 2015 - 23 May 2015
Matthias Heidel, Elke Dobkowitz

Taught in English. Nonviolent Communication after Marshall Rosenberg. Moving from deep inner work to application in relationship and community, this seminar establishes a core for living and...

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: 1 June 2015 - 6 June 2015
Shastri Simon La Haye

Taught in English. Retreat for learning and practicing mindfulness meditation. Making friends with yourself - Everything we need to be happy and fulfilled is basically available in the world and our...

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: 20 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
Isabelle Jouck

Find new energy and live on the impulsions of a new life by transforming past experiences.

Date: 20 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
Shastri Simon La Haye, Philippe Ronce

Taught in English. As we approach the Summer solstice and the accumulation of the vital force in all beings, this contemplative program, open to all, is an opportunity to recharge our batteries by...

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

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.


6 April 2015

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

13 April 2015

Nonviolent Communication after Marshall Rosenberg. One week, May 17-23 at Dechen Chöling. 508 Euro regular, 381 Euro discounted, full board. With two great teachers. Register now!

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...

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