Contemplative Art

Pick a programme that sparks your interest and inspiration: we offer a variety of contemplative Art programmes, like Dharma Art, Кado, the Way of Flowers or Мiksang, Contemplative Photography. Participants of these programmes range from absolute newcomers who like to get in touch with their own creativity to artists who seek to discover mindfulness practice in the context of art.

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

Level 3 for advanced students.

Date: 8 October 2016 - 15 October 2016
Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

Training program for advanced Kado practitioners by personal invitation only. Taught in English.

Date: 16 October 2016 - 21 October 2016
Martina Marx-Hunsdieck, Bénédicte Provost

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 before us.

Date: 5 February 2017 - 11 February 2017

Truly artful writing arises naturally from a heart and mind that exclude nothing. Taught in French.

Date: 20 February 2017 - 24 February 2017
Frank Kane

Taught by Frank Kane, this exploratory singing workshop will allow us to release untapped vocal resources and deepen the connection to our voices, to each other, and to ourselves.

Date: 24 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
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
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.


18 August 2016

Come live, practice and work as part of the core residential staff at Dechen Chöling, Shambhala's European center! We are currently looking for a Head of Personnel:

20 July 2016

Dathün is a four-week meditation intensive which will take place in March 2017. Open to everyone, it is all about taking the time to really unwinding settle into the ground of meditation, finding room for what is...

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!

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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