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 teachers in the Tibetan Buddhist world, and is recognised as a lineage holder in both the Kagyu and Nyingma schools. 

In this two-day programme, Rinpoche will teach one day on each the Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows. 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 taking refuge.

Practical information

We wish to encourage all to participate in this program. Financial assistance is available, especially for members of monastic orders. Please contact [email protected].

Start of programme: Tuesday May 14, 8:30 am. Refuge Vow ceremony in the evening.

End of programme: Wednesday May 15, 6 pm. Bodhisattva Vow ceremony in the afternoon.

If you are arriving the day before the programme and/or departing the following day, please contact the Dechen Chöling office to reserve your meals and accommodation. ([email protected])

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

Regular250 €
Patron358 €Help support lower income participants
Under 30 years of age125 €

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.