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
  • Culture

Writing and Meditation Retreat
  • Society

Suffering and its Cure: the Four Noble Truths
  • Meditation

Sunday Meditation for all
  • Culture

Yoga & Writing Retreat
  • Society

Monarch Retreat
  • Society

Contemplating Death, Celebrating Life
  • Culture

Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (levels 1 & 2)
  • Meditation

Sunday Meditation for all
  • Meditation

Vajrayana Practice Gathering
  • Meditation

Winter Meditation Retreat
  • Meditation

Silent Mindfulness Week – Retreat and Renewal
  • Meditation

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

Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse, Drala
  • Meditation

Shambhala Training Level 2 – Birth of the warrior
  • Culture

The Voice – Inner Resonance
  • Meditation

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

Spring Datun – Intensive Meditation Retreat
  • Culture

Embodying the Tao in Your Qigong Practice
  • Meditation

A Touch of Tao in Your Home
  • Meditation

Vajrayana Festival: The Shambhala Lineage of Crazy Wisdom
  • Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Silent – 6 day
  • Meditation

Shambhala Training Level 4 – Awakened Heart
  • Culture

Feminine and Masculine Dynamics in the Five Wisdoms Mandala
  • Meditation

Scorpion Seal Assembly 6
  • Meditation

Warrior Assembly
  • Culture

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow – Advanced
  • Culture

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow – Combined
  • Culture

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow
  • Meditation

Rigden Abhisheka
  • Meditation

Scorpion Seal Assembly 9
  • Meditation

Scorpion Seal Assembly 3

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