A path of peace and creativity

Date: from 5 to 8 May

Join David Rycroft in his drawing & painting workshop to explore how artistic activity and meditation mutually nourish each other!

Art Meditation 1smThis event is an invitation to explore our own creativity. In the inspiring environment of Lerab Ling and held in the warm atmosphere of mutual support, we will all have plenty of time and space to delve into the richness of our own creativity.

In this third edition, we will revisit some of the classic exercises as well as explore new harmonies between art and meditation.

With the help of art exercises, one-to-one conversations and group sharing, and with references to both Buddhist philosophy and art history, we will enrich our capacity for artistic expression.

Grounded in meditation, we see if we can bring a natural ease, presence, and sparkle into our artistic activity. And if we notice how easy it is to become awkward and self-critical, we can play with that too!

A series of art exercisesinvite us to:

  • Look at the world in a fresh way, unencumbered by our usual concepts
  • Tap into our intuition and inner powers of inspiration

Meditation sessionswill give us the opportunity to:

  • Change our attitude towards self-critical thoughts and comments
  • Find relaxation, without losing clarity

By alternating art sessions with meditation sessions, we develop our confidence in our artistic activity and bring freshness and ease to our meditation.

Each day, several art activities will take place outside, where we can be directly inspired by the wonders of the natural world. There will also be plenty of space for sharing and connecting with each other.

All materials are included. All levels of artistic and meditative experience are welcome!


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    START Friday 5 May – 12pm with lunch
    Check-in and pick-up badges:
    Friday 5 May: 10am to 12am
    END Monday 8 May – 4pm

    CONTRIBUTION to the event - €196
    (Does not include accommodation and meals)

    Teachings: English, French



ChungYingYang Bio IconDavid Rycroft is an international artist whose paintings celebrate the vitality, balance and naturalness of both the physical world and the human spirit. He has been teaching art and meditation for over 20 years.
After exhibitions in Paris (UNESCO) and London, his most recent work, "Arbres de Lumières", can be seen at the Galerie Ancien Courrier in Montpellier.
David has a Masters in Buddhist Studies and is co-founder of Mind With Heart, an international charity bringing tools for emotional health into schools.


2.30pm - Introduction
3.00pm - Meditation
3.30pm - Exploring the tool-box: some preliminary exercises
5.30pm - Sharing

09.30am - Meditation
10.00am - Abstract art and emotions
11.30am - Painting: exploring colour harmonies
02.00pm - Compositions in nature
04.45pm - Sharing and meditation

09.30am - Meditation
10.00am - Buddha images, zen calligraphy and tantric mandalas: exploring the power of art
02.00pm - Meditation
03.00pm - Contemplative painting in nature
04.45pm - Sharing and meditation

09.30am - Meditation
10.00am - Masterpiece or master peace?
02.00pm - Meditation
02.30pm - Pulling together and letting go
03.30pm - Sharing and conclusion

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    Our commitment is for everyone who wishes to come to Lerab Ling, to have access to our programmes, whatever their financial circumstances. We offer different options for those who are unable to pay the standard contribution.

    More info about Lerab Ling financial support for attending our retreats/events.


    You can book your meals and/or onsite accommodation when registering for the retreat/event.

    To see the fees for accommodation and meals click here

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Bliss is Your Superpower 3-4 June


We don’t have to follow our bliss, because in reality bliss follows us!

Dates:from 3 to 4 June

Every aspect of our existence is permeated by bliss. However, out of habit, we misunderstand the very essence of who we really are. We are distracted by mind’s projections instead of resting in mind’s nature. True Bliss isn’t an experience, experiences come and go. But authentic bliss is always available. This bliss (called Mahasukha in Sanskrit or Dewa Chenpo in Tibetan) transcends circumstances and conditions; it is the indestructible nature of our being.

First we need to come to see how to transform our ordinary way of relating to ourselves and our world; we can begin to See Bliss as the nature of experience. Then, rather than chasing after bliss, we can learn to Be Bliss. In other words, we can uncover the superpower we already possess: blissful awareness.

During the workshop we'll focus on learning how to experience the natural bliss that lies within. How can we profoundly accommodate, rather than struggle, against our own mind and all the turbulent thoughts and emotions that rise? Within that moment of letting go of the struggle, we discover a subtle bliss that's always been available. Through the strength of our own natural capacity for love, which in Buddhist practice we call Karuna and Metta, we can further get to know, bring forth and experience our fundamental bliss, the nature of experience. Finally, we'll conclude with learning how to bring forth joy.

With just a little practice we can access a transformative way to be with all the usual challenges that life throws at us. Whether it’s problems at work, family disagreements, or learning how to not be overwhelmed by all the trauma and drama we live through, this workshop will be of enormous benefit. On a spiritual level, this practice is essential for awakening our true nature.


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    START Saturday 3 June – 10am
    Check-in and pick-up badges:
    Friday 2 June: 4pm to 6pm
    Saturday 3 June: 9am to 9.45am

    END Sunday 4 June – 4pm

    CONTRIBUTION to the event - €112
    (Does not include accommodation and meals)

    Teachings: English
    Translation: French



Erric SolomonErric Solomon is an author and a Buddhist teacher. Bringing together decades of Buddhist practice, a high-powered Silicon Valley career, and an abundant sense of humor, Erric speaks with an authenticity grounded in experience. Drawing on his life in the fast-paced, always on wired world, and his study under the guidance of some of the greatest masters of our time, Erric creates a bridge between modern insight and ancient wisdom.

Erric co-authored a book with Phakchok Rinpoche, Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind. It’s been translated into seven languages and is available wherever fine books are sold.
You can also find him at www.erricsolomon.org

Erric has studied and practiced Buddhism for more than two decades, including working with nearly all the greatest masters of our time including Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. Afterwards, he completed a traditional three-year retreat. As a result, his understanding doesn’t come merely from intellectual knowledge, but through an authentic experience that comes from years of sincere practice. — Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Mastering the craft of writing software at a young age, he spent years as an executive in the high-pressure world of Silicon Valley. At the same time, Erric Solomon became a serious practitioner of Tibetan Meditation. He speaks the no-nonsense voice of a techie but with the clarity of a seasoned practitioner, presenting mind-training methods in a way that resonates with our wired world. — Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, and Tara Bennett-Goleman, author of Emotional Alchemy

Erric is an excellent dharma teacher who brings together decades of practice, in-depth study of a wide range of Buddhist teachings, business experience (and therefore sensitivity to the concerns of busy people), and an abundant sense of humor. — Barry Boyce, Editor-in-Chief of Mindful magazine and mindful.org, author of The Mindfulness Revolution


    Our commitment is for everyone who wishes to come to Lerab Ling, to have access to our programmes, whatever their financial circumstances. We offer different options for those who are unable to pay the standard contribution.

    More info about Lerab Ling financial support for attending our retreats/events.


    You can book your meals and/or onsite accommodation when registering for the retreat/event.

    To see the fees for accommodation and meals click here

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How meditation can lead us to natural peace

Dates: from 18 to 21 May

"Generally we waste our lives, distracted from our true selves, in endless activity; meditation, on the other hand, is the way to bring us back to ourselves, where we can really experience and taste our full being, beyond all habitual patterns." – The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

During this retreat, we will have the opportunity to experience the practice of meditation and feel its benefits.

In the privileged environment of Lerab Ling, we will follow the path of meditation from its basics-physical posture and right intention, meditation on an object-to the objectless, distraction-free meditation that is the goal and purpose of the practice of quiet stillness.

In particular, we will focus on a practice that combines three methods into one, the Unified Practice.

This event is held in French only➜ Go to the french page

Coming to Lerab Ling by Bicycle


Lerab Ling is a partner of Accueil Vélo

To all our cycling friends: feel free to comeand visit the temple or its esplanade. You can also simply come and have a coffee or a cool drink on our shady terrace, with a view of the valley in which the temple is located.
We are located on the beautiful N.13 loop, on the edge of the Regional Natural Park of the Haut Languedoc.

As the temple is a lively place with many activities, please check our opening days and times on this page before coming.

We have been awarded the "Accueil Vélo" label and offer a personalised welcome to people on two wheels. We have a level parking area for bikes.


  • parking for bicycles
  • possibility to recharge your battery
  • repair kit and pump


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The coronavirus Covid-19 situation is creating a lot of uncertainty in France and around the world. You now have the opportunity to transform these difficult times into more positive ones by joining us live on Instagram and Facebook. 


Wise (De)confinement

FB Icone Art v2Every other Wednesday from 7 to 7.45pm – Join Andy Karr, Lynn Friedman, Sébastien Reggiany, Javier Torales, Naomi Gassler, Karin Behrendt, Mary-Ellen Kelleher and Brian Corr live on Facebook. Through contemplation and practical advice, we will explore how to take care of ourselves, how to welcome all circumstances and how to open our hearts and strengthen our courage. Join us live here


Le corps confiné, l'esprit libre

IG Icone Art v2Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9.30 to 10am – Join Tenzin Jigme, Benoit Matton and Mary-Ellen Kelleher on Instagram for 30 minutes of guided meditation so you can start your day focusing on being together, relaxing and playing with the circumstances around us. We will practise calm abiding meditation as well as kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. Join us live here

Une bouffée de sagesse

FB Icone Art v2Every other Thursday from 5.30 to 6.15pm – Join Tenzin Jigme, Odile de Simone, Sébastien Reggiany, Fred Chastelas, Mary-Ellen Kelleher, Pierre-Emmanuel and Dominique Hilly live on Facebook. Through contemplation and practical advice, we will explore how to take care of ourselves, how to welcome all circumstances and how to open our hearts and strengthen our courage. Join us live here



Unite meditation, body practices and conviviality

Dates: 8-10 April

This stay will give you, in a natural environment that promotes inner peace, a deep experience of meditation and authentic instructions rooted in Buddhist teachings.

The mornings will be devoted to meditation practice and instructions, addressing the particular theme of self-acceptance. The afternoons will be dedicated to the discovery and practice of several activities such as Yoga, walking, Qi Qong and Kun nyé (Tibetan yoga) which will be taught by experienced teachers and will allow to experience and integrate meditation in movement.

This event is only held in French > Go to the French page 

Meditation Day


Free entry

Dates: 11 February [FULLY BOOKED] and 1 April

This day of meditation discovery will be held in the unique setting of Lerab Ling and is open to all. You will discover how meditation can release our natural confidence, compassion and creativity.

The basics and fundamentals of meditation will be presented in a comprehensive and accessible way. The day will be an opportunity to experience the practice for yourself, which you can then continue at home.

This event is held in French only >Go to the french page



Unir méditation, pratiques corporelles et convivialité

Dates : 8-10 avril

MGO 2smCe séjour, dans un environnement naturel favorisant la paix intérieure, vous permettra de vivre une expérience profonde de la méditation et de recevoir des instructions authentiques prenant leur source dans les enseignements bouddhistes.

Les matinées seront consacrées à la pratique et aux instructions de méditation. Nous aborderons les étapes graduelles de la méditation du repos-calme jusqu'aux instructions de la méditation de la vue profonde (vipashana). Les après-midis seront dédiées à la découverte et à la pratique de plusieurs activités telles que le Yoga, la marche, le Qi Gong et le Kum Nyé (yoga tibétain). Elles seront animées par des professeurs confirmés et permettront d'expérimenter et d'intégrer la méditation dans le mouvement.

Fred IconYaraFrédéric Chastelas et Yara Vrolijks vous accompagneront pour vous permettre d’explorer différentes méthodes et vous faire vivre une expérience authentique de la méditation.
Vous découvrirez aussi les outils nécessaires pour apporter les bienfaits de cette pratique dans votre vie quotidienne.

Chaque jour, vous pouvez choisir entre la randonnée et une autre activité.
Ce printemps nous vous proposons :

  • Samedi : Yoga ashtanga, avec Alienor Robert
  • Dimanche : Kum Nye (Yoga tibétain), avec Gijs Fermie 
  • Lundi : Qi Gong, avec Audrey Allemand, double médaille d’or coupe de France

Alienor RobertGijs FermieAudrey Allemand


  • 09h00 - 12h30 Session d’enseignement et de méditation
  • 12h30 Repas
  • 14h30 -17h30 Activité physique au choix
  • Soirée - Méditation et/ou film/documentaire à thème


Les recherches scientifiques ont montré que la méditation peut accroître la sensation de bonheur et de bien-être ainsi que notre concentration. Elle peut également nous permettre de surmonter le stress, la dépression et l’anxiété. À un niveau plus profond, la méditation est un processus qui nous aide à mieux connaître notre esprit.


Les recherches ont montré que le yoga améliore l’équilibre, la flexibilité, la force, notre relation à la douleur, l’énergie vitale, l’aspect relationnel et professionnel, ainsi que notre état de santé. Le yoga aide à déposer notre esprit et nous assouplit. La pratique de méditation et le yoga se renforcent l’un et l’autre.


Kum Nye est une voie holistique d'équilibre et d’intégration. Des exercices de yoga doux basés sur la médecine traditionnelle tibétaine permettent de soulager le stress et favorisent la relaxation profonde, nécessaires pour profiter pleinement des bienfaits de la méditation. C'est également une aide naturelle à la guérison.


Le Qi Gong restaure, tonifie, renforce le corps, la circulation et l’oxygénation, améliore l’équilibre. La pratique de la méditation et le Qi Gong se renforcent mutuellement.


La randonnée est un entraînement cardio-vasculaire puissant, d’un grand bienfait pour notre santé mentale, physique et pour notre bien-être en général. Associée à la méditation, elle nous permet de nous relier à nous-mêmes et à la nature, cela apportant un sentiment de paix et de bien-être.


J'étudie le bouddhisme depuis de nombreuses années à travers les livres. Les enseignements, la philosophie, je dirais que l'art de vivre que j'ai trouvé à Lerab Ling sont en totale cohérence. Un pur Bonheur pour l'humanité. – Robin

C'est ma fille, qui était déjà venue, qui a voulu que je l'accompagne. Je lui ai dit d'accord mais moi je ne sais pas méditer, je vais fermer les yeux et je vais penser à tout ce qui m'attend au retour. Il y a une telle sérénité sur le site que je me suis sentie bien. Au cours des méditations, j'ai suivi ma respiration et miracle aucune pensée n'est venue la troubler. J'ai adoré le QI GONG, je fais les mouvements chez moi et je médite tous les deux jours.  Elisabeth

Un bel événement combinant de merveilleuses pratiques de méditation et une première expérience du Kum Nye et du Qi Gong qui m'a donné le goût de ces deux disciplines. Elles sont un excellent complément à la méditation ! Tout cela dans le cadre paisible et inspirant du temple de Lérab Ling. Gratitude à tous les organisateurs et animateurs pour un week-end fantastique. Francesca

Ce lieu est magique, magnifique à peine on y met un pied on se sent déjà très serein... Une bulle d'épanouissement d'oxygène remplie de belles énergies et bienveillance. J'ai eu la grande chance de pouvoir venir pour la deuxième fois.... Et tout ce que je peux dire c'est que désormais je me sens vivante et bien plus libre... Libre d'être moi. Merci !!!  Sophie



Taking care of yourself in a unique environment

If you feel it is time to take a break from daily life and stresses, reconnect to nature, and recharge your batteries in a peaceful atmosphere, the packages below may be exactly what you need.

You can join us for:

  • A meditation break(open to everybody), to learn or deepen your practice of meditation with guidance, and in a group, or
  • A Practice Retreat for the Sangha either individual or in a group (for Rigpa students only) to get on with your personal practice and study.

Both options offer the support of experienced instructors, and access to study materials (book and video libraries). All this at your own pace, whilst taking advantage of the beautiful natural environment surrounding our retreat center and the company of the community.

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Learn or deepen your practice of meditation in an environment that inspires rest, reflection and renewal

Located at the edge of the beautiful Grands Causses natural reserve, Lerab Ling offers everyone the opportunity to take a break from their busy daily lives, in a peaceful and sacred environment.

Everyday we hold two sessions of guided meditation, led by a team of qualified instructors. You also have access to a library of books and both audio and video teachings, located in a room dedicated to personal retreatants.

You cansee herehow a day in personal retreat is organised.

Please note – Thursdays are free days - you can enjoy the site of Lerab Ling and its beautiful natural environment at your own pace. All day long you have access to the meditation room and the library. You can also join the community for their daily practice if you wish.

Lerab Ling and its surroundings are also perfect for meditating outdoors and going for beautiful walks on the many hiking paths.



    In 2023
    - From 10 to 23 Apr
    - From 5 to 14 May
    - From 29 May to 7 June
    - From 12 to 16 July
    - From 1 to 10 Sept

    The dates for the rest of the year will be available later.

    Arrival days 
    The Monday and Friday only from 11am and 2pm. You will be welcomed by one of the retreat instructors who will help you to settle in.

    The minimum stay for a personal retreat is of two days and two nights.
    The personal retreats are not open during the summer.

    Before registering for a personal retreat, please contact the Personal Retreat team to check availability.


    €28 - excluding meals and accommodation

    If you need Financial Support


    To organise your carpool, click on the period that suits you.

    From 17 Feb to 1 Mar
    From 17 to 26 Mar
    From 10 to 23 Apr
    From 5 to 14 May
    From 29 May to 9 June


    Before you register it is important to contact the Personal Retreat team.

    Children under 18yrs can join a personal retreat if they are accompanied by an adult.

    This programme is not suitable for people with mental health condition. If you have a history of mental health imbalance, please contact to discuss the possibility of attending.


    Practice Retreats for the Sangha are available for Rigpa students. They provide a special opportunity to deepen your personal practice in the unique environment of Lerab Ling. You will be supported by the guidance of experienced practitioners and have access to a wealth of study materials.

    Rigpa students can also go to Dzogchen Beara, Rigpa’s long-term retreat centre in Ireland, where special retreats on the practice of Ngöndro and Tsa-sum are offered.




    The morning meditation sessions are held by a team of experienced meditation instructors who regularly teach during events and courses held at Lerab Ling.


    The Manjushri room located in the main temple is dedicated to personal retreatants and to their study and practice of meditation. It is equipped with a library of books and audio and/or video teachings on themes such as meditation, the fundamentals of Buddhism, healing, finding peace, overcoming depression, relationships and much more, to support you in your personal study.

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    Meals are served in the dining hall where you can eat with the community,  this is a great opportunity to meet them!

    Meals are mainly vegetarian and suitable for those following a vegan diet as well as for those with food allergies (gluten, dairy etc.)


    Lerab Ling is home to a thriving community of monastic and lay practitioners, who study and practice Buddhism on a daily basis, each at their own level. They also participate in the centre’s activities like welcoming visitors, preparing and holding events, responding to prayer requests and providing spiritual guidance. You can join them during their daily schedule of practices held in the temple.


    The temple is located in the Lodévois-Larzac region at the edge of the Grands Causses natural reserve - 15mn by car from Le Caylar village and 20mn from Lodève town.

You can now offer your loved ones a unique and revitalising experience.


You wake up when you want! 

7.30am – 9am: Breakfast

8am: Meditation room opens

9.30am – 11am: Guided Meditation Session with a qualified instructor, followed by group ‘question and answer’ sessions

Free Time

11.30am – 1pm: Lunch

Free time

3pm – 4.30pm: Meditation session with a member of the community

Free time

6.30pm – 8pm: Dinner

7pm: Meditation room closes

Free time



All courses are only in French

Led by experienced instructors, a variety of courses are given at Lerab Ling throughout the year. Whether you're looking to learn meditation for the first time, deepen your meditation practice, learn more about compassion and Buddhism, or better support a loved one going through difficult times, you will find what you need.

All our course are held in FrenchGo to the French page for more info and to register.

REVENIR À SOI-MÊME - 18-21 mai 2023


Comment la méditation peut nous conduire à la paix naturelle

Dates : du 18 au 21 mai

"Distraits de notre être véritable, nous gaspillons d’ordinaire notre vie en occupations sans fin. La méditation, en revanche, est la voie qui nous ramène à nous-mêmes. Elle nous permet de faire l'expérience de notre être dans sa plénitude et de le savourer, au-delà de tout schéma habituel." – Le livre tibétain de la vie et de la mort

Lors de cette retraite, nous aurons l’occasion de faire l’expérience de la pratique et d’en ressentir les bienfaits.

Portés par l'environnement privilégié de Lérab Ling, nous emprunterons le chemin de la méditation depuis ses bases - la posture physique et l’intention juste, la méditation sur un objet - jusqu'à la méditation sans objet, libre de toute distraction, qui est l'objectif et le but de la pratique du repos calme.

Nous mettrons en particulier l'accent sur une pratique qui réunit trois méthodes en une, la Pratique Unifiée.

Ici, nous plaçons successivement notre attention sur un objet, le son d’un mantra et le souffle. Cette pratique, issue du cœur de la sagesse bouddhiste tibétaine, transforme les pensées, les émotions et les énergies. Nous parvenons ainsi à un état de paix et de silence spontanés, connu comme "la grande paix naturelle".

Cette pratique unifiée peut réellement accélérer le processus de la méditation et le rendre beaucoup plus profond, nous permettant ainsi d'arriver au cœur de la méditation sans trop d'efforts.

"A mesure que l'esprit se dépose, une chose extraordinaire se produit : tous les aspects fragmentés de vous-même se déposent, et vous trouvez la plénitude. Négativité et agressivité, douleur, souffrance et frustration sont bel et bien désamorcées. On fait l’expérience d’un sentiment de paix, de détente spacieuse et de liberté, et de là naît une tranquillité profonde." – La grande paix naturelle

Notre emploi du temps comprendra des sessions de pratique assise et marchée, des explications et des conseils, ainsi que des temps d'échanges et des exercices physiques. Nous nous efforcerons d’organiser des entretiens afin de faire le point sur votre pratique et votre expérience.

Cet événement est animé par Pascale Tanant et Suthari Sisowath

Fred IconPascale Tanant a rencontré Sogyal Rinpoché en 1981, à l’âge de 18 ans. Elle a suivi dès lors presque toutes ses retraites et événements en Europe. Elle a commencé à animer des groupes d’étude et de méditation en 1993, peu après la sortie du Livre Tibétain de la Vie et de la Mort de Sogyal Rinpoché. Puis elle a animé des retraites et des week-ends de 2010 à maintenant, tout en s’occupant du centre Rigpa de Nice et en faisant de la traduction orale et écrite. Elle a suivi le programme Milinda de formation des enseignants au Népal en 2017.

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Étudiante de Rigpa depuis 1979, Suthari a accompli la Retraite de 3 ans à Lérab Ling, tout en menant sa carrière d’enseignante en Primaire. Elle a contribué au Centre de Paris en tant qu’instructrice de méditation et responsable de la pratique. Elle a été formée à l’animation des retraites « Dathün » dans la tradition Shambala de Chögyam Trungpa. Installée depuis peu près de Lérab Ling, son souhait le plus cher est de permettre aux enseignements de la lignée de Sogyal Rinpoché de perdurer.


10h00 - 12h30 - Session du matin (avec pause)
12h30 - 14h30 - Pause déjeuner
14h30 - 15h15 - Exercices physiques doux
15h30 - 18h00 - Session de l'après-midi (avec pause)
20h00 - 20h45 - Méditation optionnelle

09h00 - 09h45 - Méditation
10h00 - 12h30 - Session du matin (avec pause)
12h30 - 14h30 - Pause déjeuner
14h30 - 15h15 - Exercices physiques doux
15h30 - 18h00 - Session de l'après-midi (avec pause)
20h00 - 20h45 - Méditation optionnelle

09h00 - 09h45 - Méditation
10h00 - 12h30 - Conclusion, fin de la retraite
12h30 - 13h30 - Déjeuner

The rhythm of our heart


Artistic Encounters on Our Spiritual Path

Dates: 27 to 29 May

Over time, every culture and spiritual tradition has been enriched with melodies, rhythms and movements to express a range of emotions and experiences.

Artists and yogis have a unique vision of our human condition and know how to express deep feelings through music and dance in order to help us free ourselves from our pains.

Beyond entertainment, music and dance can inspire and open our hearts to goodness and wisdom.

This event is held in French only > Go to the french page

Youth Summer Retreat 27 July - 6 August


Beat the Blues – An Exploration of Suffering

Dates: from 27 July to 6 August

Join us for a transformative summer retreat that will help you beat the blues and explore the fundamental Buddhist teachings on suffering. As humans, we naturally try to avoid suffering in our everyday lives. However, the inevitability of suffering is an undeniable part of life, just like the changing of seasons.

Buddhism offers a unique approach to understanding and transforming our internal source of suffering. During this retreat, we will delve deeper into the Buddhist teachings to gain a greater understanding of our inner and outer struggles of life.

The retreat will be split into two parts, each lasting for five days. The first part (from 27 July to 1 August) will focus on the teachings of Buddhism and contemplation about suffering. We will explore various Buddhist tools for transforming and understanding negative tendencies, both internally and externally.

The second part (from 2 to 6 August) will be a practice-oriented retreat, where we will put the Buddhist teachings into practice and deepen our intellectual understanding through meditation. While it's not mandatory to come to both parts of the retreat, we encourage you to join us for the entire retreat to get the most out of the experience.

You can either join the full retreat, or the first part.


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    Please register 36 hours before the event at the latest


    START Thursday 27 July – 7pm
    Check-in and pick-up badges:
    Thursday 27 July: 4pm to 6pm
    END Sunday 6 August – 4pm
    Short option ends Tuesday 1 August – 4pm

    CONTRIBUTION to the event - €130
    Short option - €65
    (Does not include accommodation and meals)

    Teachings: English & French


The Shyonnu Sangha, a community of young adult and teenage practitioners, warmly welcomes both familiar retreatants and new people eager to discover that Buddhism is a space of respect and friendship. Our aim is to make the Buddhist teachings as accessible as possible for everyone.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the Buddhist teachings and discover tools for transforming and understanding negative tendencies. We look forward to seeing you at the Youth Summer Retreat - Beat the Blues: An Exploration of Suffering.


    Our commitment is for everyone who wishes to come to Lerab Ling, to have access to our programmes, whatever their financial circumstances. We offer different options for those who are unable to pay the standard contribution.

    More info about Lerab Ling financial support for attending our retreats/events.


    You can book your meals and/or onsite accommodation when registering for the retreat/event.

    To see the fees for accommodation and meals click here

    > Accommodations in surrounding villages

Youth Weekend 13-14 May


Discovering the true purpose of meditation and the meaning of life

Dates: 13-14 May

Go beyond simple relaxation techniques and experience the freedom and joy of meditation. Understand why this training of the mind serves as a practical tool for entering into the heart of our lives, taking control of them and finding meaning.

We will also explore through our own experience the ancient Buddhist wisdom teachings that will enable us to give new meaning to our modern lives.

A weekend to reconnect with ourselves and others through meditation and physical activities, exchanges and walks in nature.

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Lerab Ling, L'Engayresque, 34650 Roqueredonde, France
Telephone: +33 (0)4 67 88 46 00
GPS: 43.800248,3.237998

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Lerab Ling, L’Engayresque
34650 Roqueredonde, France

Email – lerab.ling@rigpa.org
Telephone  +33 (0) 467 88 46 00

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About Lerab Ling

Lerab Ling, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is one of the main centres preserving the authentic study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Founded in 1991...

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