Open for all. Undeniable presence is the naked experience of sharing our hearts. This retreat will explore the simple and direct presence of mahamudra shamatha-vipashyana, the compassionate heart exchange of the Four Immeasurables, and the creativity of sacred sense perceptions, tapping into the principles of Maitri Space Awareness. 


Arrival day (Saturday 6 April): Orientation talk at 8 pm. You’re invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.30 pm.

End of program (Monday 15 April): Closing circle and Banquet in the evening

Departure day (Tuesday 16 April): You may leave anytime (no program). You’re welcome to stay for lunch.

This programme is taught in English. The program will be translated in French. Request for interpretation in other languages need to be made in advance and confirmed (please indicate your are requesting interpretation on the registration page).

Programme price

Regular630 €
Patron738 €Help support lower income participants
Early Bird536 €Expires 6 January 2024
Under 30 years of age315 €

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 6 January 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.