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: 27 July 2016 - 3 August 2016
Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI, Kanjuro Shibata XXI, Sensei

Instructor training for advanced Kyudo practitioners. The program will be lead by Onyumishi Kanjuro Shibata XXI, Sensei. Taught in English.

Date: 31 July 2016 - 7 August 2016
Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI

Kyudo is a living tradition of meditative archery. Learn and practice this powerful and highly refined contemplative practice.

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.


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...

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.

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