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Harvest at Dechen Chöling

Harvest at Dechen Chöling – HIGHLIGHT

A seasonal contemplation on energy, connectedness and change by Simon La Haye Today is a beautiful fall day. The trees are dancing in the crisp energy of the wind, leaves have already changed colors and are flying about, everything is clear and vivid. It is slightly nostalgic, it ... continue
Posted October 31, 2015 by CGH
Creating Dechen Choling

Creating Dechen Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating 20 Years of Dechen Choling A Few Early Recollections article by Herbert Elsky photos from the Dechen Choling archives After the property was purchased we (Herbert and Catherine Elsky) were asked to come to France to take charge of the renovations because Catherine is the only French speaking architect ... continue
Posted August 7, 2015 by Dan
Dechen Choling Succeeds

Dechen Choling Succeeds – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating 20 Years of Dechen Choling article by Acharya David Schneider, Cologne, Germany Asked to contribute some words to the celebration of 20 years of Dechen Choling from the perspective of Shambhala Europe, the first point is that my having been the Director — and our having moved ... continue
Posted July 13, 2015 by
Dechen Choling: 20 Years

Dechen Choling: 20 Years – HIGHLIGHT

Dechen Choling Shambhala Retreat Center in Southern France Turns 20 Years Old article by Maggie Lewis We’ve got a lot to celebrate! This is our 20th anniversary at Dechen Choling and we are so proud to be here. We are nestled in the French countryside, and invite the world ... continue
Posted June 24, 2015 by
Life is Ceremony

Life is Ceremony – HIGHLIGHT

(c) Sean Raggett DCL 2014Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche visits Dechen Choling Retreat Center, southern France report by Shastri Catherine Eveillard and Luz Rodriguez photos by Sean Raggett “It’s amazing how a simple act of kindness or courage can transform a whole situation. Take the energy you have gathered here and ... continue
Posted August 29, 2014 by luz_rodriguez
Updates from the Land of Great Bliss

Updates from the Land of Great Bliss – HIGHLIGHT

News from Dechen Choling, Shambhala Retreat Center in France report by Katja Aßmann and Shannon van Staden At the “Land of Great Bliss” we are enjoying the sunshine and blue skies while the staff prepares for the arrival of summer programs and participants. Physical Uplifts One of our main projects ... continue
Posted July 14, 2014 by
The Path of Flowers

The Path of Flowers – HIGHLIGHT

Marcia Shibata doing a demonstrationThis March, Shambhala Times will be celebrating Shambhala and the Arts in honor of Shambhala Art Day, which is coming up on March 21st. In the coming month, we will be focusing on the various forms of art, artistic expression, and Shambhala ... continue
Posted March 15, 2014 by
Discovering the Land of Great Bliss

Discovering the Land of Great Bliss – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Center News & Updates In keeping with the Sakyong’s request that we “turn the flower outwards”, Dechen Choling, Shambhala retreat center in France, has been increasing its efforts to be accessible to the community at its doorstep. Read more to find out how they’ve been doing ... continue
Posted October 4, 2013 by
The Power of Ceremony

The Power of Ceremony – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Families Celebrating Rites of Passage article by Leslie Gossett, column host photos by Liesbeth Scholten, Amsterdam …[T]hrough our view, contemplation, and activity, every day we are transforming commonly held internal principles into an external social reality…. The power of ceremony is that through the rituals of our ... continue
Posted September 28, 2013 by
“What stopped you?”

“What stopped you?” – HIGHLIGHT

article by Luz Rodriguez photos by Grace Wood, Marij van Haren, Sigrid Olschinski and Danielle Roeleveld During the 4 days of Miksang Level I at Dechen Choling, the question we faced at every evening session when reviewing the assignments we received for the day, was “What stopped you?” ... continue
Posted July 27, 2013 by luz_rodriguez
Kado – A milestone on the Way of Flowers

Kado – A milestone on the Way of Flowers – HIGHLIGHT

by Dagmar Waldau and May Isler The First Milestone: Kado Assemblies At the start, there were only a few people on the “Way of Flowers.” Over the years, these few created a trail and the trail became a little path. As a path has milestones, we can say ... continue
Posted March 4, 2013 by
Humanity is Whole, Complete

Humanity is Whole, Complete – HIGHLIGHT

by Katja Assmann, reporting from Dechen Choling Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche welcomed the Being Brave Shambhala Retreat on the first morning and invited all participants to join him on a journey to discover their human goodness. He spoke about his father Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche as a man who ... continue
Posted September 7, 2012 by
Two Family Camps - One View

Two Family Camps – One View – HIGHLIGHT

by Jeff Buehler, Prague Shambhala Center, Czech Republic We have just returned from our second Family Camp this summer. First we traveled two days from Prague to Dechen Choling to take part in our first family program there. My wife and I had both given up going ... continue
Posted August 27, 2012 by
Dancing Life

Dancing Life – HIGHLIGHT

A Playful Encounter of Maitri and Dance By Alexa Gould-Kavet This October, the large shrine room floor was caressed, stomped, delicately slithered and tiptoed across by thirty sets of feet. These feet, each day, were swathed in red, green, yellow, blue and white. Our feet come to mind ... continue
Posted December 7, 2009 by
Once upon a time at Dechen Choling...

Once upon a time at Dechen Choling… – HIGHLIGHT

Rarely is there a time when people come to Dechen Choling and think: what a horrible place! People don’t wonder why it is called “Dharma Place of Great Bliss” because of it’s beautiful rolling landscape. And trees…we have the best trees in the world! But it ... continue
Posted November 19, 2009 by Zane Edwards


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