Discover a life-enriching experience that will enrich your overall well-being and unlock new dimensions of personal growth and fulfilment in the land of bliss, Dechen Chöling. Our program is designed for people like you who are dedicated to leading, facilitating and enabling others. Take a break from the day-to-day fast pace, grind and stress of life and discover surprising enablers to clarity, inspiration and insight.
Throughout our time together, we will help you uncover the gold inherent in difficult situations and how these challenging times can become opportunities for growth. You will leave with heightened self and interpersonal awareness and new ways of being with yourself and others. These new-found awarenesses will be anchored in cutting-edge psychological concepts that align with the Buddhist way of life.

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We will start each day with some form of meditation, centring or mindfulness practice – this will be optional.

The daily programme will be filled with teachings and highly experiential journeying (with oneself, interpersonally and in groups). The program will continue into the evening. We will blend ritual, dance, art and breathwork.

Approximate daily schedule

7:00 to 8:00 a.m. – Daily morning ritual  
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
9:15 to 12:30– Program | teachings | process | experiences
12:30 – Lunch
1:30 to 3: 30 p.m. – Program | teachings | process | experiences
3:30 to 4:00 p.m. – Tea break
4:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Program | teachings | process | experiences
7:00 p.m. – Dinner
8:15 p.m. – Experience | process

Practical details

Please note that Dechen Chöling is a meditation practice centre that offers guests an opportunity to enjoy simplicity and community living. Click here for a detailed description of the accommodations we offer.

Arrival day: Friday, 31 May.
You are invited to arrive at 4pm to check in and settle into your room. Dinner is served at 6:45pm.

Start of programme: morning of Saturday, 1 June.

End of programme: Monday, 3 June.
Closing circle in the evening.

Departure day: Tuesday, 4 June.
No programme. You are welcome to stay for breakfast.

Programme price: € 890

This programme is taught in English. Requests for interpretation in other languages must be made in advance and confirmed (please indicate your request for interpretation on the registration page).

Programme price

Regular890 €
Patron998 €Help support lower income participants
Early Bird757 €Expires 2 March 2024
Under 30 years of age445 €

If you require financial assistance to attend this programme please contact [email protected].

Accommodation and food

Full board60 €/ night *

* includes standard accommodation and all meals.

Price information

  • Regular: this is the regular price for participating in the programme. Occasionaly (if specified in the programme description), there may be an additional fee for materials, to be paid upon arrival.
  • Patron: for those who can offer more than the regular price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full programme price and provides support to Dechen Chöling.
  • Early Bird: 15% discount on the regular programme price is possible only if you register and pay the total cost of your stay upfront, 3 months prior to the start of the programme, i.e. before 2 March 2024. You cannot combine this with the reduced price option.
  • Under 30 years of age: 50% reduction on the regular programme price for persons under 30 years at the start of the programme.

Accommodation: the standard accommodation we provide is in a dormitory for the winter and a furnished two-person tent in the summer. Extra fees for room upgrades can be paid upon arrival. Additionally, room tax will be charged at 0.20 € per person, per night.

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Note: participation in any programme offered by the association of Dechen Chöling requires you to be up-to-date with the association’s annual fee (15 €), which can be settled upon arrival.