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.

Centre news

  • Welcome to our New Website

    Dechen Chöling is delighted to welcome you to the new and improved site for our ever-evolving retreat centre. Head of Communications, Pascal Gaillard in consultation with Joop Laan, a sangha […]

     
  • Come and live a unique experience this summer!

    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, […]

     

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Upcoming programmes

Programmes
Category Programme Date
  • Meditation

Sacred World Assembly
  • Meditation

Summer Ngöndro Retreat
  • Meditation

Summer Werma and Scorpion Seal Retreat
  • Meditation

Scorpion Seal Assembly 8
  • Meditation

Sunday Meditation for all
  • Meditation

Scorpion Seal Assembly 2
  • Meditation

Sunday Meditation for all
  • Culture

Traditional Chinese Qigong – Tendon Changing / Marrow Washing and Animal Forms
  • Culture

Kado: The Way of Flowers
  • Culture

Kado Instructor Training
  • Meditation

The 4 Foundations of Mindfulness – Silent retreat
  • Meditation

Shambhala Training Level 1 – The art of being human
  • 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)
  • Culture

Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 3)
  • 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 Dathün – Intensive Meditation Retreat
  • Culture

Embodying the Tao in Your Qigong Practice

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