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: 30 July 2014 - 10 August 2014
With:
Acharya Alfonso Taboada, Anne Eltz, Acharya David Schneider
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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: 3 August 2014 - 10 August 2014
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Taught in English. Kyudo is a living tradition of meditative archery. Learn and practice this powerful and highly refined contemplative practice.

Date: 16 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
With:
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Adam Lobel, Shastri Catherine Eveillard
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Taught in English. Great Summer Meditation Retreat with Sakyong Mipham. Learn to Meditate - Traditional Wisdom for the Modern World - Reflecting on What is Truly Meaningful in Life.

Date: 7 September 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: 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 Réduction (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: 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 French (translation available). 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...

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:
Shastri Catherine Eveillard
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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:
Shastri 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:
Shastri 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...


News

18 July 2014

 Article on "Shambhala Times" about activities and projects at Dechen Chöling this year. Read the article here.

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18 July 2014

 

Some great news: France 2 is showing a documentary on the Sakyong and Creating Enlightened Society, July 20 at 8.30am. They will air an interview of the Sakyong, filmed by Tessa Racine, and Catherine Eveillard will be on the set to answer questions from the journalists. You will find the video on Sagesses...

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19 June 2014

Sakyong Mipham will be giving a 5-day public meditation retreat, entitled Life is Ceremony. This unique week will be packed with activities for the whole family and workshops designed to develop our qualities...

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