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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
Healing in the Space Between Languages and Sanghas

Healing in the Space Between Languages and Sanghas – HIGHLIGHT

By Timothy Walker A personal account of Jigme Rinpoche’s Medicine Buddha Retreat at Dechen Choling Some time in the middle of our Haligonian Winter, I received an email sent to all international desung reporting that Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche – our Sakyong Wangmo’s brother — would be teaching ... continue
Posted July 21, 2009 by
Part 2: Healing in the Space Between Languages and Sanghas

Part 2: Healing in the Space Between Languages and Sanghas

[caption id=”attachment_10679″ align=”alignright” width=”225″ >continued from Part 1 by Timothy Walker. Then there is the wonderfully quirky way that Tibetans pronounce what we think we know as Sanskrit. The most famous of these quirky pronunciations is of course Benza for what we know as Vajra. There are ... continue
Posted July 21, 2009 by
MBSR Training in France

MBSR Training in France – HIGHLIGHT

By Acharya Mathias Pongracz What is MBSR? Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is a method for teaching mindfulness to people who want to deal with stress, pain, anxiety, depression and other medical and psychological conditions in a way which will give them a chance to take responsibility for their ... continue
Posted April 23, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Living at Dechen Choling

Living at Dechen Choling

Dechen Choling, the European land center, is a magical place, sometimes full of great bliss as its name indicates (dechen = great bliss, choling = dharma place). At other times, it may be full of the storms that the collective and individual minds there create.  Dechen Chöling ... continue
Posted April 16, 2009 by
Shambhala Rainbows: Gay in Shambhala

Shambhala Rainbows: Gay in Shambhala

In 1995 I was a 24-year old club kid working for a vintage clothing store called “Flashy Trash” in Boystown, Chicago. When, in the midst of some temper tantrum, the woman I worked with joked that I should learn how to meditate, that moment, triggered something ... continue
Posted March 18, 2009 by Zane Edwards
Rastro de Werma en Dechen Choling

Rastro de Werma en Dechen Choling

¡Hay que experimentar Dechen Choling en invierno para creer que realmente existe un sitio así! Hay que estar ahí, sintiendo la energía desnuda en este lugar bendito: los árboles majestuosos sin hojas, el estanque helado, el aire crujiente, el cielo azul con algunas nubes blancas y ... continue
Posted February 16, 2009 by Adrian_Bude


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