Shambhala Buddhist Programmes

In this section you'll find a broad variety of beginner's and advanced Buddhist programmes of the Shambhala Tradition. This is the tradition of human bravery, which means not being afraid of who we are. This path shows us how to work with the challenges of everyday life as opportunities for contemplative practice and discovering our own inner wisdom and basic goodness.
Anyone from any religious, spiritual, agnostic or atheist background is warmly invited to join programmes without prerequisites. If you have questions about prerequisites please contact our main office.

Date: 6 May 2017 - 7 May 2017
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: 10 June 2017 - 11 June 2017
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: 25 June 2017 - 27 June 2017
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
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: 31 July 2017 - 22 August 2017
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Adam Lobel, Acharya Barbara Märtens

Sacred World Assembly is an advanced program for students to deepen their understanding of the Shambhala Vajrayana teachings. This Assembly authorizes students to begin their Shambhala Ngöndro, the...


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...

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.

4 November 2016

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

31 October 2016


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.

26 September 2016

Extract from Seeing Wisdom as the Essence of Phenomena 

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