Dechen Chöling est le centre de pratique résidentiel de la communauté Shambhala d'Europe. Le centre est situé en France, près de Limoges, au milieu de prairies verdoyantes et de vieux arbres magnifiques. Les gens y viennent du monde entier pour apprendre et pratiquer la méditation et pour se détendre dans ce magnifique cadre naturel.
Toute l'année, Dechen Chöling propose des programmes dans un large éventail de disciplines, allant de la méditation de base aux arts contemplatifs, ainsi que des enseignements avancés bouddhistes et Shambhala, dirigés par des enseignants renommés.
Kalapa Valley is a Shambhala pilgrimage site and sacred park. In 1979 the Druk Sakyong, Trungpa Rinpoche, recognized the valley as Kalapa, Shambhala's capital. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has proclaimed Kalapa Valley the Sacred Centre of Shambhala. This sacred park is a forested river valley with waterfalls and meadows, adjacent to Cape Breton Highlands National Park, on Cape Breton island, Nova Scotia. Pilgrimages to Kalapa Valley are most encouraged, nourishing both visitors and the Shambhala community worldwide. Kalapa Valley is open to all Shambhala community members and friends. A comfortable house, camping sites, and hiking trails invite overnight, weeklong and day visitors to enjoy the peaceful and powerful simplicity of this woodland valley.
Located in beautiful northeast Vermont on more than 600 acres of lush wooded hills, Karmê Chöling includes seven meditation halls, a zen archery range, a large organic garden, comfortable private guest rooms, and full dining facilities. It is a magical place for meditation practice. We offer beginning instruction for those new to meditation, teachings in Tibetan Buddhism, programs in the contemplative arts, and visits from renowned teachers. We welcome you to visit Karmê Chöling and explore the many ways that meditation and contemplative practices can add a sense of well being and peace to your life, as well as bring loving-kindness and compassion to the world.
Shambhala Mountain Center is a mountain valley retreat located on 600 acres in northern Colorado. Since 1971 the Center has offered hundreds of programs on Buddhist meditation, yoga and other contemplative disciplines. As a contemplative retreat, Shambhala Mountain Center is a place where one of the basic truths of Buddhism—that people can be profoundly open to the wisdom of the present moment—is always readily available. Shambhala Mountain Center is both an introductory and in-depth training center for students of the Buddhist teachings. The Center is also a non-sectarian facility where the insights of Buddhism can mix with other traditions of human transformation and be applied to educational, cultural, and artistic disciplines. Our unique, contemplative environment—situated in the peace, quiet, and splendor of the Colorado Rockies—is ideal for retreat, renewal, study, creative exploration and play.
Located on the remote tip of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, Gampo Abbey provides the ground for the establishment in the west of the Buddhist monastic tradition, one of the living jewels of Shambhala. As such, it promotes an enlightened society's vision of wakefulness, fearlessness and gentleness, as well as openness to different spiritual traditions. Gampo Abbey is a community whose monastic and lay members are devoted to contemplative practice, study and service, while abiding by the five precepts as a way to live simply and harmoniously. Gampo Abbey is a Shambhala Buddhist monastery which provides optimal conditions for its residents to embody the three-yana view of renunciation, benevolence and sacred outlook.
Nestled in a forest of tall cedars and white pines on the northern crest of the Shawangunk Mountains in upstate New York, Sky Lake is a Shambhala contemplative center for meditation, arts and community. Our 18-bed lodge is available for conferences and group retreats, as well as Bed & Breakfast weekends. Just two hours north of Manhattan in the Mid-Hudson River Valley, you can enjoy extraordinary hiking trails on our secluded eighteen acres or on the adjacent Mohonk Preserve, scale the Gunks or take a stroll around our spring-fed pond. The Lodge has a contemplative, peaceful ambience and is a genuine haven from the rigors of urban life.
Dorje Denma Ling has a rustic retreat and conference facility on nearly 400 acres of meadowland and forest overlooking the Northumberland Strait near the village of Tatamagouche. It is located close to sandy beaches and the beautiful falls from which the area derives its name. The area, The Falls in the Cobequid Mountains of Nova Scotia, is just one and one-half hours drive northwest of the city of Halifax. Dorje Denma Ling has year-round facilities and offers practice and study programs in the Shambhala and Buddhist traditions.
Casa Werma is located in Patzcuaro, a historic artisan center for the state of Michoacan, Mexico. On an estate with five acres of beautiful gardens, Casa Werma has two houses that can accomodate small groups. Casa Werma is the location where Chögyam Trungpa received and wrote the Werma Sadhana. As a Shambhala pilgrimage site, it is available for visits and retreats upon prior arrangement.
Dorje Khung Dzong RetreatAfter almost thirty years, meditation practitioners have come to know Dorje Khyung Dzong (“Indestructible Garuda Fortress”) as an ideal place for solitary retreat. It sits on the slope of Greenhorn Mountain overlooking the Huerfano Valley and the Sangre de Christo Mountains of southern Colorado. Secluded on over four hundred acres of pine and juniper forests, Dorje Khyung Dzong provides the quiet and privacy of a solitary retreat for those who seek to deepen their spiritual practice through meditation.
The Windhorse Retreat Center at High Wind is located in a beautiful glacial area adjacent to the 15,000 acre Kettle Moraine State Forest, near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Built in the 1970s as a state-of-the-art passive solar house, it is now home to Windhorse Retreat Center. Open year-round the retreat center is available for group programs, individual retreats, artistic gatherings, nature explorations, and private events.
Located at Gampo Abbey, Sopa Chöling retreat is one of the hidden jewels of the Shambhala mandala. It combines group and individual practice so that serious practitioners can experience a profound, undistracted environment for meditation. This comfortable, well supported retreat is gaining in popularity among retirees who finally have time to complete their Chakrasamvara, Six Dharmas and mahamudra practice. Retreats range from three to six months in length.
This is a dedicated retreat center about 1 hour south of Halifax, Nova Scotia. There are 3 large, comfortable cabins next to a lake. Not as isolated, but very quiet and well situated.