All are welcome to visit the unique lands of Dechen Chöling. There are a number of ways you can do this. Check out our discovery weekends or join us for one of our longer retreats or programmes. Day visits are not recommended during our high-season (June to mid-October) but are possible during the remainder of the year. Similarly, when our capacity is higher in our off-season, we can also sometimes accommodate personal retreats.
Discovery Weekends and Sundays
From September to June we offer a monthly nyinthün, or day-long meditation retreat. This free day open to all, the first Sunday of each month, from 10:00 to 17:00. The day alternates between meditation, talks and discussion groups, and is appropriate for both beginners and experienced practitioners.
Discovering Meditation Weekends
From time to time our calendar features discovery weekends, offering a chance for those who wish, to discover (or rediscover) the practice of meditation as it is transmitted in the Shambhala tradition. No previous experience or knowledge is required for these short retreats, which form a delightful introduction to the Land of Great Bliss.
Meditation in Action (2 weeks minimum)
Our Meditation in Action Programme (MIA) offers participants the possibility to experience daily meditation, teachings and community life – as a path that allows us to recognize the basically good nature of human life and society. This programme is flexible in length but we ask participants to commit to two-weeks minimum, to make the best of this immersive experience. Read more and apply online here.
Register for a Programme
Find our more about participating in our programmes or check out our list of programmes. If you wish to receive a flyer or printed programme calendar you can contact our office at [email protected] or call +33 (0)5 55 03 55 52
Day Visits / Personal Retreat
In the off season, mid-October through early June, short term visits and personal retreats can be accommodated according to our capacity on land. These arrangements are considered on a case by case basis. If you would like to discuss this option with us please contact our Office at [email protected] or phone +33 (0)5 55 03 55 52 during office hours.