Retreat Centres

Dechen Chöling, France
A wide variety of residential programmes are held at Dechen Chöling, Shambhala Europe’s residential contemplative center situated in the beautiful countryside of Limoges, France.

Dechen Chöling is the Tibetan for ‘Dharma Place of Great Bliss’ and this beautiful land, with its soft green hills, strong trees and nearby river, has a healing quality which allows us to work with our confusion and experience a sense of wellbeing.


Shambhala Mountain Center, USA
Since 1971 the Shambhala Mountain Center has offered hundreds of programs on Buddhist meditation, yoga and other contemplative disciplines.

Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies in a serene 600-acre valley surrounded by rocky peaks and pine and aspen forests, the Shambhala Mountain Center provides a safe and inspirational container.


Karmê Chöling, USA
Located in beautiful northeast Vermont on more than 600 acres of lush wooded hills, Karmê Chöling is a magical place for meditation practice. It is the first land-based site established in the US by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Originally called ‘Tail of the Tiger’, the centre changed it’s name in 1974 when H.H. the Sixteenth Karmapa visited and renamed it Karmê Chöling which means ‘Dharma Place of the Karma Kagyu Lineage’.