Laura Stone

In 2012 Shambhalian Laura Stone celebrated 40 years of practicing and teaching T'ai Chi Ch'uan. Along with the basic principles of relaxation, grounding, effortless power and synchronizing body and mind, core themes for Laura are contact, space, and harmony. These within oneself and in interaction with others.
She is fascinated with the art of soft contact pushing/sensing hands and T’ai Chi boxing as metaphors for relationship. These interactive practices are exquisite training for embodying qualities such as mindfulness, fearlessness, inscrutability and joy in (inter) action.

Laura is an accomplished classical pianist. Improvising with Veronika Simonett, she joins her love of making music via the piano and voice with the sound world of today's music. Music from the heart.

Meditation, counseling and other body-mind disciplines are also part of the mix that inspires Laura and her interplay with others.

Laura lives in Deventer, The Netherlands, with her husband and Shambhala teacher Fred van Welsem.

“ I love the natural world, small and vast, and people.
Sharing the rich mix of T’ai Chi, music, meditation and life experience with others gives meaning, joy and satisfaction in my life, and hopefully theirs too. A way to contribute to creating an authentic and sane society this very moment.”

www.welstone.nl

News

7 August 2015

Our resident teacher Simon La Haye is thoroughly enjoying guiding programs and retreats as well as studying with the Dechen Chöling staff and supporting them on their individual path. Today he offers a first contribution to the new “Dharma Blog” of Dechen Chöling, which will present comments, anecdotes and opinion pieces...

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30 July 2015

Celebrating with us this year the 20th anniversary of the Land of Great Bliss, the bees of Dechen Chöling have been witnessing and enriching our growth all these years along. This year they have produced an enormous amount of beautiful honey: more than 120 kilos of honey collected by four beehives in the fields around Dechen Chöling...

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13 June 2015

You could feel the excitement from early morning. We had been preparing for this day weeks in advance and now it was finally here. We found ourselves looking up at the sky as the clouds had started to move in , and our normal blue sky had turned a bit grey. Would it rain? Would anyone even come if the weather was poor?...

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11 June 2015

We’ve got a lot to celebrate!
This is our 20th anniversary at Dechen Chöling and we are so proud to be here. Nestled in the French countryside we invite the world to come and experience not only the beauty of our landscape but the teachings of Shambhala and so many other things which lead to being awake and...

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28 May 2015

WORK, STUDY, PRACTICE & PLAY
The Dechen Chöling community offers you a wonderful wealth of experiences. Why not come and be part of our family? The stunning French countryside is the background for getting to know Shambhala, meeting great people and attending great teachings.
New Job Openings:...

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