Dechen is a Tibetan word which can be translated as Great Bliss, while chö refers to Dharma, or the teachings of Buddha, and ling denotes a place. Thus, the title of our centre, Dechen Chöling, translates to the Dharma Land of Great Bliss. Our unique retreat centre is nestled among the beautiful soft green hills of Limousin region, France. The main château and surrounding farm buildings sit in an open yet protected landscape. The grounds surrounding the buildings are dotted with century-old trees, flower gardens brimming with roses, and rolling fields. Our extensive 56 hectares comprise of serene fields and lush forests. Some of this land has been adapted as amenities and camping sites (we have six operational camp-grounds), while the remaining land remains unspoiled in its natural form.