Sunday Meditation for All

Sunday 10 September 2023 (10:00 -17:00)
Dechen Chöling
Teacher : Catherine Eveillard
A free programme open to everyone on one Sunday each month. The day consists of periods of meditation, talks and group discussions. It is suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators. Taught in French. No translation.

Come and discover meditation at the Dechen Choling Shambhala Centre, near Limoges. A free day open to everyone, one Sunday of each month, from 10am to 5pm.


The day is a mixture of meditation, taught sessions and group discussion.

  • Morning: instruction and practice, questions and discussion
  • Afternoon: sitting meditation, contemplative practice, walking meditation in the grounds of the chateau.

The programme is led by a Shambhala teacher and a meditation instructor and is organized by volunteers from our Limousin meditation group. Taught in French. No translation.

People who are new to mindfulness will be offered meditation instruction. Newcomers will be practicing alongside more experienced meditators and members of the Dechen Choling staff.

Contributions to the centre are very welcome. 


Message from Catherine, this Sunday's teacher:

This Sunday I'll be introducing you to the basics of the Shambhala Warrior Path.

What is Shambhala?

In the Eastern tradition, the Kingdom of Shambhala is a kingdom in Central Asia where an enlightened society flourished. It is said that Shambhala was a society where the social bond, full of gentleness but also dignity and courage, was rooted in the practice of meditation.

For us today, Shambhala represents a vision in which all aspects of society - family, business, education, science, the arts, religion - can be based on a fearless trust in the natural goodness of humanity.
This is the vision that inspires and permeates everything we do.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Practical Information

Timetable: arrive Sunday morning at 9.45am to start session at 10am. 12.30am: a group lunch (€12) is available (optional). Afternoon session starts at 14.15pm. Day ends at 17.00pm.

Place: Dechen Choling Meditation Centre is in Saint-Yrieix-sous-Aixe (Mas Marvent), about 20 minutes drive from Limoges. See Google Map or local map beside.

Local Group: you will have the opportunity, if you wish, to keep up your practice, either with our Limoges group on Tuesday evenings or here at Dechen Choling on Thursday evenings. Further information will be available.


Places for the programme are limited to 40 people. Please apply by sending the form below. Silvia will confirm your enrolment after checking availability.

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