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: 5 February 2017 - 11 February 2017
Amy Hollowell

Truly artful writing arises naturally from a heart and mind that exclude nothing. A retreat for all, 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: 17 April 2017 - 23 April 2017
Lee Worley

Discovering the unbound fearlessness that lies in all: an energetic sequence of group exercises designed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Lee Worley. Taught in English.

Date: 8 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
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
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.

Date: 7 October 2017 - 14 October 2017
Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

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


26 September 2016

Extract from Seeing Wisdom as the Essence of Phenomena 

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...

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:

18 April 2016

Nyinthün or "days of practice" were created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and continue with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as a way for people living in the world with families and jobs to have an ongoing spiritual path that deepens over time.

25 February 2016

The Way of Shambhala is a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism. This series of weekend contemplative workshops and weeknight classes provides an experiential overview of meditation practice, wisdom teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and...

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