Welcome to Lerab Ling.

PLEASE NOTE - The season for the temple visits will reopen:

  • Sunday afternoon visits: From 5 April to 1 November from 14h to 17h30.
  • Group visits: From Monday to Friday, from 1 March to 31 December.
  • Guided Visits upon reservation: during the dates programmed by Lerab Ling.

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In one of the most beautiful and natural environments northwest of Montpellier in France, you can find a magnificent temple, which is at the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Centre, Lerab Ling. In all aspects, the temple is inspired by the art and architecture of ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas. Inside the temple is a 7-meter high statue of the Buddha as well as many authentic paintings and statues.

NEW ! - You can do a self guided visit using your mobile phone (available in French, German and Spanish). Click Icon App guided Visitsto download the application.

To respect and maintain the atmosphere of meditation and retreat, Lerab Ling's temple is only open to the public for:

Outside these periods the temple is not opened to visit. However, the Welcome Centre located at the parking is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm (open every day from Monday 1st of April). You will be able to visit our garden and the surroundings of the Temple (free participation) during opening times.

Sunday Afternoon Self-Guided Visits

Sunday Afternoon Self Guided Visits Lerab Ling welcomes everyone who wants to visit the temple, walk around the stupas and visit the Windhorse Boutique and Café on Sundays from...

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Guided Visits - upon reservation

Guided Visits. PLEASE NOTE - The season for the temple visits is closed and will reopen in April 2020. Only the Group Visits are open until 31 December… Read...

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Guided Group Visits

Guided Group Visits. Upon reservation You can book a guided visit for a group and discover Lerab Ling, it's beautiful Tibetan Buddhist Temple and enjoy the Windhorse Boutique and Café. A...

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Two Discovery Days - Sunday 28 June and Tuesday 11 August from 10am to 2pm

Two Discovery Days – Discovering meditation, sharing lunch with the community and visiting one of the most beautiful Buddhist Temples in Europe. PUBLIC | DISCOVERING IMPORTANT - Registration is not yet open...

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Two Open Days at Lerab Ling - Sun. 31 May and Mon. 1 June from 11am to 5pm


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To see the programme for Rigpa students please log in with your "Rigpa Admin & Care" email and password. If you are a student from another sangha and you think you qualify to participate to this event, please send an email to registration@rigpa.org

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The Lerab Ling site stay closed despite the start of the deconfinement

Coronavirus Prevention - Updated 14 May 2020

Despite the start of the deconfinement, and following state recommendations, the Lerab Ling site and temple are still closed to the public until further notice.

These measures are taken to ensure the wellbeing and good health of those who enjoy coming to Lerab Ling, and the Lerab Ling community, and to avoid playing any role in the spread of the virus.

Lerab Ling will continue to monitor the situation closely. We will reopen our doors when it is safe to do so. Updates on the situation will be communicated by email, on Lerab Ling's website and on Facebook.

The resident community and staff of Lerab Ling continue to adhere to measures to prevent spreading viruses in general (careful handwashing, respiratory hygiene, greeting without shaking hands or kissing, work from home and and do meetings online and so on).

Every day the Lerab Ling spiritual community is praying for all those affected by COVID-19. May the epidemic quickly be alleviated all over the world.