After many years, we are delighted to welcome Khandro Rinpoche again at Dechen Chöling!

Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche is a unique teacher in many respects. She is one of very few women lamas in the Tibetan Buddhist world, and is recognised as a lineage holder in both the Kagyu and Nyingma schools. 

This programme includes:

  • a two-day retreat (May 12 and 13), led by senior teachers Catherine Eveillard and Tessa Racine, as a preparation for and introduction to the teachings offered by Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
  • two days of teaching (May 14 and 15) on the Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows by Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
  • for those who wish to take the vows, there will be a ceremony on the evening of the 14th (Refuge Vow) and on the afternoon of the 15th (Bodhisattva Vow).

Here is a teaching of Rinpoche on the meaning of taking refuge.

Practical information

Arrival day: Saturday May 11. You’re invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6:45 pm. Introductory talk at 8 pm. 

Refuge Vow ceremony: evening of May 14.

Bodhisattva Vow ceremony: afternoon of May 15.

End of programme: Wednesday May 15, 6 pm.

Departure day: Thursday May 16. You may leave anytime (no programme). You’re welcome to stay for breakfast.

This programme is taught in English and will be translated into French. Other languages need to be confirmed (please indicate your request for translation on the registration page).


Programme price

Regular300 €
Patron408 €Help support lower income participants
Under 30 years of age150 €

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.
  • 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.

See the full price list

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.