Dechen Chöling is a welcoming and accommodating place, where people find a supportive environment to learn and practice meditation and mindfulness. The land’s natural expression of beauty and fertility is nourishing to mind and body alike. People from any spiritual or religious background or none at all are welcome, with or without previous meditation experience. In Dechen Chöling, people from different generations and from various cultures meet. Together, they advance their personal development and experience their inner journeys in a caring environment.
Dechen Choling is the primary retreat centre of Shambhala Europe, its unique residential centre interacting with all urban centres. Shambhala Europe is now a mandala of over 70 centres and groups, with over 1500 members. Since its inception in 1994, Dechen Chöling has given people of all practice levels a place to discover themselves in meditation, and to deepen their understandings of the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings. It has become a fertile ground for people of all European countries, and indeed all continents, to study and practice together in beautiful surroundings, and in a dignified atmosphere.