Making enlightened society possible

Reflecting the essential aim of Shambhala, which is to unify personal and societal enlightenment, the programmes offered at Dechen Chöling centre are structured around three complementary pillars: meditation, culture, and society.

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Upcoming programmes

Programmes
Category Programme Date
  • Meditation

Kurukulla Intensive Retreat
  • Meditation

Vajrayana Practice Gathering
  • Meditation

Winter Meditation Retreat
  • Meditation

Sunday Meditation for all
  • Meditation

Silent Mindfulness Week – Retreat and Renewal
  • Meditation

Shambhala Training Level 1 – The art of being human
  • Meditation

Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse, Drala
  • Meditation

Sunday Meditation for all
  • Meditation

Shambhala Training Level 2 – Birth of the warrior
  • Culture

The Voice – Inner Resonance
  • Meditation

Sunday Meditation for all
  • Meditation

Spring Dathün – Intensive Meditation Retreat – First 2 weeks
  • Meditation

Spring Dathün – Intensive Meditation Retreat – Second 2 weeks
  • Meditation

Spring Dathün – Intensive Meditation Retreat
  • Culture

Embodying the Tao in Your Qigong Practice
  • Meditation

Sunday Meditation for all
  • Meditation

A Touch of Tao in Your Home
  • Culture

Mudra: Activating Kindness Beyond Borders
  • Society

Ngöndro Instructor Training
  • Meditation

Vajrayana Festival: The Shambhala Lineage of Crazy Wisdom
  • Meditation

Sunday Meditation for all
  • Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Silent – 6 day
  • Culture

Feminine and Masculine Dynamics in the Five Wisdoms Mandala
  • Meditation

Shambhala Training Level 4 – Awakened Heart
  • Culture

Fearless Creativity: A Writing and Meditation Retreat
  • Society

Open Heart Meditation Retreat
  • Meditation

Sunday Meditation for all
  • Culture

Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 3)
  • Meditation

Scorpion Seal Assembly 6
  • Meditation

Golden Key
  • Meditation

Warrior Assembly
  • Culture

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow – Advanced
  • Society

Shambhala Sun Camp
  • Culture

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow – Combined
  • Culture

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow
  • Society

Family Camp – Rites of Passage
  • Meditation

Rigden Abhisheka
  • Meditation

Kurukulla and Red Jambhala Abhishekas
  • Meditation

Scorpion Seal Assembly 9
  • Meditation

Scorpion Seal Assembly 3
  • Meditation

Shambhala Training Level 5 – Open Sky
  • Meditation

Silent Meditation Retreat
  • Culture

Writing and Meditation Retreat
  • Society

Choosing Sanity Over Confusion
  • Meditation

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence
  • Meditation

Enlightened Society Assembly – France
  • Culture

Kado Instructor Training
  • Meditation

Silent retreat: Cultivating a Good Heart
  • Society

Monarch Retreat

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