Membership of Dechen Chöling: Association Shambhala Europe

Association Shambhala Europe is the legal name of Dechen Chöling as a legal structure based in France. The activities of offering meditation programmes and related services (accommodation, food, etc…) is carried out by this French ‘association d’intérêt général’.

Conforming to French regulations, all activities of this non-profit association are available to its membership only.

Being a member necessitates subscription to an annual fee of €15 per calendar year, which covers your insurance on the land, and allows you to participate to programmes offered at Dechen Chöling and to the year’s Annual General Meeting («Assemblée Générale») which takes place on the following calendar year.

Members agree with the association’s basic purpose stated in its bylaws: «to promote the study and practice of Buddhism, the Shambhala  tradition and the Nalanda arts, as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his legitimate successors.»

If you are not up-to-date with your annual payment for this calendar year, or if you are new to Dechen Chöling, your membership fee can be settled upon arrival.

Pay your membership by bank transfer

All payments made using the form are linked to Dechen Chöling’s account in France. Bank details can be found below.

Payments can also be made to Shambhala Europe GmbH, in Germany, and Shambhala Nederland, in the Netherlands, as these entities subsidise Dechen Chöling.

See information below for bank transfers.

Transferencias bancarias
Organización Nombre del banco
Association Shambhala Europe


FR76 3000 3035 8600 1500 1018 760
Shambhala Europe,
GmbH( Germany )
Sambhala Europe GmbH
Volksbank Köln Bonn eG
Hohenzollernring 31-35, 50672 Köln
IBAN DE74 3806 0186 4602 0270 10
Shambhala Nederland
SMCA Dechen Chöling( Netherlands )


NL83 TRIO 0784 9120 68


IMPORTANT: Please indicate in your bank transfer «Cotisation annuelle Association Shambhala Europe».

Pay your membership by credit card

Dechen Chöling membership (15 euros)

Pay your membership by cheque

At this time we can accept French cheques only.

Make out to: Association Shambhala Europe

Send to: Centre Shambhala Dechen Chöling, 640, route du Château, 87700 Saint-Yrieix-sous-Aixe, France


For further information about membership, please contact us at [email protected].