Buddhist Retreats

Buddhist retreats are a wonderful way to deepen your meditation practice. By finding time away from the distraction of everyday life you can make time for intensive practice.

Dechen’s European retreat centre, Sakya Changlochen Ling, lies in the beautiful region of Perigord Noir in the Dordogne area of France. It was founded in 1990 and named by Karma Thinley Rinpoche after the pure land of the bodhisattva Vajrapani.

Green Tara Retreat – Summer 2018

This year will be a two week Green Tara retreat from 19th August to 31st August during which Lama Jampa will give the 21 initiations from the lineage of Atisha. For more information on the Tara retreat please click here 

Tara is the embodiment of the Perfection of Wisdom appearing as a fully enlightened Buddha. Her twenty-one emanations demonstrate the activities of pacifying, increasing, magnetising and wrathful activity and receiving the initiations helps us to develop these qualities.


For information on the Summer European retreat please visit

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