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My Testimony as 'MIA'

My Testimony as ‘MIA’ – HIGHLIGHT

Reconnecting with Shambhala through the Meditation In Action program at Dechen Chöling by Denis Blaise I came to France in September 2017 to find solace from major life changes. I had dreamed of reconnecting with my French relatives for years and finally took the opportunity of doing so. After ... continue
Posted May 9, 2018 by CGH
Garden Blessing Chants

Garden Blessing Chants – HIGHLIGHT

Georgian singing master Frank Kane leads a voice program to bless the new plantings by Guy Mosel At Dechen Chöling the recent planting of new parsley, dill, chervil, coriander, and lettuce seedlings coincided with our ‘Inner Resonance’ voice programme, run by Georgian singing master Frank Kane. Earlier this ... continue
Posted April 23, 2018 by CGH
Gardening at Dechen Chöling

Gardening at Dechen Chöling – HIGHLIGHT

Gardening as a path to enlightened society, through sustainability practices by Guy Mosel For Simon Bertin, Head of Garden at Dechen Chöling, gardening is about more than just growing food – it’s a crucial element of an enlightened society. “Gardens should be places of contemplation,” Simon says. “They should ... continue
Posted March 25, 2018 by CGH
Growing Enlightened Society

Growing Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

A new project in organic gardening and permaculture methods at Ziji Garden by Audrey Dallamaggiore and Simon Bertin Last November, Dechen Chöling hosted an Enlightened Society Assembly. During this ten-day program, participants were offered the chance to apply the teachings to a practical project around the land center: they ... continue
Posted May 1, 2017 by Audrey Dallamaggiore
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


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