Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 3)

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 22 January 2017 17:00 - 24 January 18:00
Teacher: Acharya Samten Kobelt

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the practice of qigong as presented by two distinct Taoist schools. Taught in English. Level 3 for advanced students.

 

Discovering meditation - Shambhala weekend

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Friday 27 January 2017 17:00 - 29 January 15:00
Teacher: Shastri Simon La Haye

This weekend of discovery is for those wishing to discover or rediscover the practice of meditation as it is transmitted in the Shambhala tradition. Taught in French

 

Working with Emotions - Meditation Weekend

Cancelled

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Friday 3 February 2017 17:00 - 5 February 17:00

Anger, Jealousy, Fear - sometimes it feels overwhelming when emotions rule our daily life and experience... Taught in French (translation available upon request).

 

Writing and Meditation Retreat

Cancelled

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 5 February 2017 17:00 - 11 February 09:00

Truly artful writing arises naturally from a heart and mind that exclude nothing. A retreat for all, taught in French.

 

Shambhala Training Level 2 - Birth of the warrior

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 11 February 2017 09:00 - 12 February 17:00
Teacher: Herb Elsky

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level 1, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habit. Taught in French (translation available).

 

Dorje Kasung Dön Season Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Friday 17 February 2017 15:00 - 19 February 16:00
Teachers: Deborah Coats & Shastri Simon La Haye

The 21st Dön Day Dorje Kasung at Dechen Chöling. Gather and rejoice in our Clanship once again!

 

The Voice - Inner Resonance

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Monday 20 February 2017 17:00 - 24 February 09:00
Teacher: Frank Kane

Taught by Frank Kane, this exploratory singing workshop will allow us to release untapped vocal resources and deepen the connection to our voices, to each other, and to ourselves.

 

Spring Dathün - Intensive Meditation Retreat - First 2 weeks

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 4 March 2017 16:00 - 19 March 08:00
Teachers: Shastri Yeshe Fuchs & Shastri Simon La Haye

Intensive month of Meditation. A unique and transformative experience open to all. Dive into a month of intensive group meditation and discover the healing power of this art.

 

Spring Dathün - Intensive Meditation Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 4 March 2017 17:00 - 2 April 08:00
Teachers: Shastri Yeshe Fuchs & Shastri Simon La Haye

Intensive Month of Meditation. A unique and transformative experience open to all. Dive into a month of intensive group meditation and discover the healing power of this art. Taught in English.

 

Spring Dathün - Intensive Meditation Retreat - Second 2 weeks

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 19 March 2017 16:00 - 2 April 08:00
Teachers: Shastri Yeshe Fuchs & Shastri Simon La Haye

Intensive month of Meditation. A unique and transformative experience open to all. Dive into a month of intensive group meditation and discover the healing power of this art.

 

Shambhala Training Level 3 - Warrior in the World

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 25 March 2017 09:00 - 26 March 17:00
Teacher: Catherine Eveillard

Weekend 3 : Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness... Taught in French (translation availaible).

 

Qigong and Meditation Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 2 April 2017 16:00 - 7 April 18:00
Teachers: Eva Wong & Acharya Samten Kobelt

Healthy body and clear mind with both qigong and meditation in a retreat led by master teachers. This retreat is a prerequisite for entrance into Qigong Level VI instruction. Taught in English.

 

Strategy and Virtue

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Friday 7 April 2017 16:00 - 8 April 18:00
Teachers: Dr. Peter van der Molen & Eva Wong

How can we strategically act to benefit everybody? This is the foremost question from the great Chinese strategist Sunzi that we're going to explore to develop an enlightened leadership. Taught in English.

 

Vajrayana Festival: Birth, Death and In Between

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 9 April 2017 16:00 - 17 April 09:00
Teacher: Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

In this vajrayana intensive, we will explore The Tibetan Book of the Dead to get to the heart of this all-pervasive bardo and its relevance to our life, meditation, and death. Taught in English.

 

Mudra Space Awareness: manifest your authentic being into the world!

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Monday 17 April 2017 17:00 - 23 April 09:00
Teacher: Lee Worley

Discovering the unbound fearlessness that lies in all: an energetic sequence of group exercises designed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Lee Worley. Taught in English.

 

Shambhala Art - True Perception, Authentic Gesture

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 23 April 2017 16:00 - 29 April 09:00
Teachers: Herb Elsky & Fatou Traoré & Liesbeth Scholten

Creating ourselves each moment, finding our unique mode of expression in daily life... Join this inspiring Shambhala Art retreat, open to all. Taught in English.

 

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Silent - 6 day - Teacher-Led

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 29 April 2017 16:00 - 6 May 08:00
Teacher: Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Open to all. Intended for mindfulness teachers or aspiring teachers of mindfulness, fulfilling the prerequisites for attending the MBSR professional training and continuous training. Taught in French (translation available).

 

Shambhala Training Level 4 - Awakened Heart

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 6 May 2017 09:00 - 7 May 17:00
Teachers: Ute Reinhart-La Haye & Tessa Racine

Weekend 4: with trust in basic goodness we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Taught in French (translation available).

 

Beauty and Goodness of the World - Mindfulness retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 7 May 2017 16:00 - 14 May 08:00
Teacher: Shastri Simon La Haye

This meditation retreat invites us to touch our hearts and experience a more direct relation with reality. Taught in French.

 

Understanding your emotional life through the Five Wisdoms

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Monday 8 May 2017 17:00 - 14 May 08:00
Teacher: Irini Rockwell

Discovering natural brilliance in the darkness of your confusion. The Five Wisdoms are key to emotional transformation. Taught in English. Open to all

 

Open Heart Meditation Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017 16:00 - 28 May 09:00
Teacher: Susan Piver

One could say that the point of spiritual practice is to open one's heart. Join best-selling author and founder of the Open Heart Project, Susan Piver. Taught in English.

 

Fearless Creativity: A Writing and Meditation Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 28 May 2017 17:00 - 3 June 09:00
Teacher: Susan Piver

Relax your mind, enhance your creativity and meet our own voice...Join Susan Piver, bestselling author, on a retreat set in the inspiring tranquility of the French country; Taught in English.

 

Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 4)

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Tuesday 30 May 2017 05:00 - 1 June 18:00
Teacher: Acharya Samten Kobelt

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the practice of qigong as presented by two distinct Taoist schools. Level 4 for advanced students.Taught in English.

 

Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 5)

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Thursday 1 June 2017 17:00 - 3 June 18:00
Teacher: Acharya Samten Kobelt

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the practice of qigong as presented by two distinct Taoist schools. Level 5 for advanced students. Taught in English.

 

Scorpion Seal Assembly 5

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017 14:00 - 25 June 09:00

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

 

Rigden Weekend

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 25 June 2017 16:00 - 27 June 18:00

Taught in English. Meditation weekend for advanced students of the Shambhala tradition. The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery.

 

Enlightened Society Assembly

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017 15:00 - 9 July 08:00

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

 

Ziji Gar: Summer Outdoor Youth Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 2 July 2017 12:00 - 10 July 09:00

With the inspiration to explore creating an enlightened society through setting up our own simple microcosm, a group of young inspired people gather at Dechen Chöling this summer for an outdoor retreat.

 

Family Camp - Rites of Passage

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 15 July 2017 16:00 - 26 July 09:00

For families, single parents, and children aged from 3-10. Activities for children are organized in the mornings, giving adults the opportunity to meditate, read or just relax. Taught in English.

 

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow - advanced

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 15 July 2017 16:00 - 22 July 09:00
Teacher: Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI

Instructor training for advanced Kyudo practitioners. The program will be lead by Onyumishi Kanjuro Shibata XXI, Sensei. Taught in English.

 

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow - combined

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 15 July 2017 16:00 - 26 July 09:00
Teacher: Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI

Instructor training for Kyudo practitioners combining the advanced and public programs lead by Onyumishi Kanjuro Shibata XXI, Sensei. Taught in English.

 

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Wednesday 19 July 2017 16:00 - 26 July 09:00
Teacher: Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI

Kyudo is a living tradition of meditative archery. Learn and practice this powerful and highly refined contemplative art. Taught in English by Kanjuro Shibata XXI, Sensei.

 

Sacred World Assembly

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Monday 31 July 2017 15:00 - 22 August 09:00
Teachers: Acharya Barbara Märtens & Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Acharya Adam Lobel

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

 

Summer Ngöndro Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 13 August 2017 16:00 - 22 August 09:00

 

Summer Werma and Scorpion Seal Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 13 August 2017 16:00 - 22 August 09:00

 

Scorpion Seal Assembly 8

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Friday 25 August 2017 14:00 - 5 September 09:00
Teacher: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition

 

Scorpion Seal Assembly 2

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Thursday 7 September 2017 14:00 - 18 September 09:00

Meditation retreat for advanced students of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition

 

Traditional Chinese Qigong - Tendon Changing / Marrow Washing and Animal Forms

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Thursday 28 September 2017 17:00 - 2 October 09:00
Teacher: Eva Wong

Path of Taoïst Qigong with Eva Wong. Intermediate stages for students having completed Levels 1-5. Taught in English.

 

Kado: The Way of Flowers

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017 16:00 - 7 October 17:00
Teachers: Martina Marx-Hunsdieck & Bénédicte Provost

Kado is a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and perception. The vibrant and daring beauty of flowers compels us to see what is really before us. Taught in English and French.

 

Kado Instructor Training

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 7 October 2017 16:00 - 14 October 08:00
Teacher: Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

Training program for advanced Kado practitioners by personal invitation only. Taught in English.

 

The 4 Foundations of Mindfulness - Silent retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 7 October 2017 16:00 - 15 October 08:00
Teacher: Acharya Mathias Pongracz

A 7-day intensive retreat. Practices and teachings of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Taught in French (translation available).

 

Suffering and its Cure: the Four Noble Truths

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Sunday 29 October 2017 16:00 - 4 November 09:00
Teacher: Peter Conradi

A fundamental program with Peter Conradi: exploring the Shambhala lineage’s exposition of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths which map the entire Buddhist journey. Don't miss it!

 

Monarch Retreat

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Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date: Saturday 11 November 2017 16:00 - 19 November 09:00
Teacher: Jane Arthur

Retreat for Werma practioners in leadership roles - by invitation only.