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: 29 April 2017 - 6 May 2017
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Open to all. Intended for mindfulness teachers or aspiring teachers of mindfulness, fulfilling the prerequisites for attending the MBSR professional training and continuous training. Taught in French...

Date: 6 May 2017 - 7 May 2017
With:
Ute Reinhart-La Haye

Weekend 4: with trust in basic goodness we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Taught in French (translation available).

Date: 7 May 2017

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: 8 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
With:
Irini Rockwell

Discovering natural brilliance in the darkness of your confusion. The Five Wisdoms are key to emotional transformation. Taught in English. Open to all

Date: 24 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
With:
Susan Piver

One could say that the point of spiritual practice is to open one's heart. Join best-selling author and founder of the Open Heart Project, Susan Piver. Taught in English.

Date: 28 May 2017 - 3 June 2017
With:
Susan Piver

Relax your mind, enhance your creativity and meet our own voice...Join Susan Piver, bestselling author, on a retreat set in the inspiring tranquility of the French country; Taught in English.

Date: 28 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
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. Level 3 for advanced students.

Date: 30 May 2017 - 1 June 2017
With:
Acharya Samten Kobelt

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the practice of qigong as presented by two distinct Taoist schools. Level 4 for advanced students.Taught in English.

Date: 1 June 2017 - 3 June 2017
With:
Acharya Samten Kobelt

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the practice of qigong as presented by two distinct Taoist schools. Level 5 for advanced students. Taught in English.

Date: 4 June 2017

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: 10 June 2017 - 11 June 2017
With:
Herb Elsky

In this weekend 5, we continue to expand our awareness, finding the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Taught in French (translation availaible).

Date: 14 June 2017 - 25 June 2017
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz, Acharya Marianne Bots, Acharya David Hope

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

Date: 25 June 2017 - 27 June 2017
With:
Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Program for students engaged in the Way of Shambhala. The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional confidence. Taught in French.

Date: 28 June 2017 - 9 July 2017
With:
Acharya David Schneider, Shastri Jane Hope

Program for students engaged in the Way of Shambhala, emphazing the intrinsic goodness of all beings and society and focusing on how we can create enlightened society.Taught in English.

Date: 2 July 2017

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...


News

7 March 2017

Come and contribute to the richness of Dechen Chöling!

 

At the heart of Dechen Chöling is a community of people dedicated to meditation and making this place work. Working here is a way not only to deepen one’s own personal meditation practice but also to help make wisdom teachings and this beautiful...

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19 February 2017

Would you like to experiment with community life 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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4 November 2016

Do you feel like offering your operational skills to Dechen Chöling?
 

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31 October 2016

BY SAKYONG MIPHAM

The receptive state of listening is a kind of auditory meditation, says Sakyong Mipham. It is an important way to gain wisdom and insight. But it’s not easy.

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26 September 2016

Extract from Seeing Wisdom as the Essence of Phenomena 
BY SAKYONG MIPHAM RINPOCHE | MAY 1, 2004 | LION'S ROAR
 

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