Service rates 2023 / 2024
Service charges and rates – 2023

Accommodation per night


Own tent / own caravan 25.00
DCL tent and dorms 31.00
Double room* 45.00
Single room* 55.00
Single tent* 50.00
Room tax (per night and per person if charge > €9.50) 0.20


All meals, one day (flat rate per night) 29.00
Extra breakfast or tea break 4.50
Extra lunch or dinner 12.00
Children 0-3 years free
Children 3-12 years – Food (all meals, one day) 12.50
Children 3-12 years – Accommodation (per night) 12.50

Association of Dechen Chöling annual fee

Adults** 15.00

Shuttle service rate (per way)

Limoges-Bénédictins Train station 25.00
Transport children 0-12 years – 50%

Accompanying adult (nannys)

Food and accommodation one day (flat rate per night) 25.00
Food one day (flat rate per night) 12.50
Accommodation per night 12.50

Other services

Full bedding 10.00
Washing machine (only Dathün and families) 5.00
Drying (only Dathün and families) 3.00
Baby Beds to rent (per day) 3.00
* upon availability
**legal yearly obligation (calendar year) for every participant or visitor


Programme Payment

Payment at registration

When registering online, you will be asked to pay either the full amount or a deposit of the programme charges (including food and accommodation). Your booking will only be confirmed once we have received your payment. Payment can be made by credit card, bank transfer or French cheque (see details below). Please note that if we do not receive your payment within one week of registering, we cannot guarantee your place.

Any additional fees incurred or added can be paid upon arrival at DCL and they will be listed in the summary of your online registration.

Additional payments

In addition to the deposit paid at registration, you may be able to process further payments, for example if you wish to take the early bird option (full amount must be paid two months ahead of programme start). Three ways of payment are at your disposal:

1/ Via French cheque

Please address your cheque to ‘Association Shambhala Europe’.

2/ Via Bank transfer

Bank account details when paying from:

  • France

Association Shambhala Europe

IBAN : FR76 3000 3035 8600 0500 1018 712

Code banque : 30003
Code guichet : 03586
N°compte : 00050010187
Clé RIB : 12

  • Netherlands

Shambhala Nederland
Triodos Bank 
Account Number: 784912068
IBAN: NL83 TRIO 0784 9120 68


3/ Via credit card

At your convenience, by logging into the website with your Shambhala account, you may view your recent orders and manage your outstanding payments. Log in here.

For any other query you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

1) Up to two weeks prior to the programme start date:  your deposit will be reimbursed except for a registration fee of €45. 

2) After the two-week deadline: your deposit will be reimbursed except for a preparation  fee of €180.

3) For cancellation on or after programme arrival day, no refunds are possible.

If your cancellation is due to serious external circumstances your registration or preparation fees can be fully reimbursed upon presentation of a valid proof.

Please note : Dechen Chöling may cancel a programme up to one month before the arrival date of a programme. In such cases, any deposit or payment already made to Dechen Chöling will be fully reimbursed. We do not cover the costs of any other expenses made by the participant.

Personal Data Protection Policy

Why we ask for some of your personal data

We need some of your personal information in order to register you for events and support your participation in Shambhala. An account is created for you on our database in order to record your participation in our curriculum or other programmes, your level of study and meditation practice. This also allows us to secure access to restricted content. We do not collect any personal data from you apart from what is needed to provide and oversee your participation in Shambhala.

Why your consent is required

Shambhala takes privacy very seriously. We only keep basic personal data which you provide and that records your participation. In accordance with Shambhala ethics and to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), we ask you to give us explicit permission to record your information when registering for any of our programmes.

What we do with your data

For the purposes of IT hosting and maintenance this information is located on servers within the European Union. Your personal data is stored in the Shambhala Database where international and local Shambhala Database Administrators from your main Shambhala centre (or the closest centre or any other centres you affiliate with) process and have access to it. We have a data protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data.
We send you a confirmation email to which you must respond whenever you subscribe to one of our newsletters. We will send you an email at least once a year that allows you to verify your personal information, allows you to update your email subscriptions or remove yourself from all email lists, and through which you can delete your account.

How long we keep it

Your information will be kept until you notify us that you no longer wish us to keep it. If you are not reachable by email, you will be deleted after 6 months. One of our Database Administrators may require that you confirm by opting in again if you are inactive for more than 5 years. Inactivity means that you have not registered for a programme or participated as a member during that period. If you are inactive and do not confirm your wish to remain, you will be deleted from our database.

What are your rights?

If at any point you believe the information we have about you is incorrect you can change it by editing your Shambhala Account: If you wish to delete your account or raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us at [email protected]

Newsletter subscription

We recommend that you subscribe to one or more of our newsletters to receive information about future events. This information is not shared with third parties for any purpose and you can unsubscribe at any time. If you already have a Shambhala Account, you may manage your subscription here.

Version: 12 February, 2019