Lerab Ling - MEDITATION

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Wise (De)confinement

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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

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MEDITATION AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS 11-12 June

MEDITATION AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Join us for two days of personal development, physical exercise and exchange

This two-day workshop will allow you to experience meditation in a profound way and receive authentic instructions based on Buddhist teachings.

The morning will be devoted to meditation instructions and loving-kindness practices, and the afternoon will be dedicated to physical activities that allow you to integrate meditation in a relaxed way with experienced teachers.

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

Dates: 11 to 12 June
Event contribution: €108  (does not include accommodation and meals)

 

MÉDITATION ET GRAND AIR 11-12 juin

MÉDITATION ET GRAND AIR

Rejoignez-nous pour deux jours qui vont unir travail sur soi, exercice physique et convivialité

MGO 2smCe stage de deux jours vous permettra de faire l’expérience profonde de la méditation et de recevoir des instructions authentiques prenant leur source dans les enseignements bouddhistes.

Le matin sera consacré aux instructions de méditation et aux pratiques d'amour bienveillant et l'après-midi sera consacrée à des activités physiques qui permettent d'intégrer la méditation de façon décontractée avec des professeurs confirmés.

Dates : du 11 au 12 juin
Contribution à l'événement : 108  (n'inclut ni l'hébergement, ni les repas)

Vous pouvez trouver toutes les informations pratiques détaillées, telles que les horaires d'enregistrement, les langues et les transports en cliquant sur "Informations pratiques" à tout moment pendant l'inscription. Vous pouvez vous inscrire et accéder à toutes les informations pratiques en cliquant sur le bouton ci-dessous.

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ChungYingYang Bio IconFred Icon
Avec Jigmé et Frédéric
, vous explorerez différentes méthodes pour faire une expérience authentique de la méditation. Vous découvrirez aussi les outils nécessaires pour apporter lesbienfaits de cette pratique dans votre vie quotidienne


Vous pouvez choisir une ou plusieures activités
au cours de votre séjour. Cet été nous vous proposons :

  • Yoga Tibétain - Le samedi, tenu par Gijs Fermie
  • Qi Gong - Le dimanche, tenu par Audrey Allemand, double médaille d'or Coupe de France
  • La randonnée - Le samedi et le dimanche

MGO 1smEXEMPLE D’EMPLOI DU TEMPS

  • 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 BIENFAITS DE LA MÉDITATION

Les recherches scientifiques ont montré que la méditation peut accroître notre sensation de bonheur et de bien-être, notre concentration, 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 BIENFAITS DU KUM NYE (YOGA TIBÉTAIN)

Kum Nye est une voie holistique d'équilibre et d’intégration. Des exercices de yoga doux basés sur le système médical tibétain, pour soulager le stress et favoriser la relaxation profonde nécessaire pour profiter pleinement des bienfaits de la méditation. C'est à la fois une aide naturelle à la guérison et un moyen d'éveiller notre corpus de connaissances.

LES BIENFAITS DU QI GONG

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.

LES BIENFAITS DE LA RANDONNÉE

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.

MEDITATION, NUTRITION AND WELL-BEING 27-29 May

MEDITATION, NUTRITION AND WELL-BEING

Strengthen your body and mind on a daily basis.

During this retreat, we propose an intensive practice of meditation to improve our mental energy and create joy through the practice of Concentration and Relaxation (taught by the Buddha and by the Master Thich Nhat Hanh).

We will also work on our body through the practice of Qi Gong and a strict diet or an intermittent fasting and then a fast with water (optional and after guidance and preparation).

Phap Lu Bio IconPresented by Brother Phap Lu (a doctor by trade), Dharma teachers and students of the Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, this retreat will include sitting meditation, meditative walking, teachings, total relaxation, silent meals, group sharing, Qi Gong, the possibility of complete or partial fasting and workshops on day-to-day health. Brother Phap Lu will be supported by a team that has been following his teachings and retreats for several years.

Dates: 27 to 29 May
Event contribution: €111 (does not include accommodation and meals)

This event is presented in French: > Go to the French page

 

PERSONAL RETREATS & MEDITATION BREAKS

PERSONAL RETREATS & MEDITATION BREAKS

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.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • > OPENING DATES

    In 2022
    - From 20 May to 1 June
    - From 7 to 12 June
    - From 23 Sept to 2 Oct
    - From 21 Oct to 6 Nov
    - From 11 to 13 Nov
    - From 25 to 27 Nov
    - From 16 to 18 Dec

    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.

  • > DAILY CONTRIBUTION

    €26 - excluding meals and accommodation

    If you need Financial Support

  • > MEALS & ACCOMMODATION
  • > PREPARE FOR YOUR STAY
  • > REGISTRATION

    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.

  • > FOR RIGPA STUDENTS

    Individual Personal Retreat 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.

 

MORE ABOUT MEDITATION BREAKS

  • > THE INSTRUCTOR TEAM

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

  • > MEDITATION AND STUDY ROOM

    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.

  • > MEALS

    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.)

  • > THE LERAB LING COMMUNITY

    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.

  • > AROUND LERAB LING

    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.

 A DAY IN PERSONAL RETREAT

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

REGULAR COURSES

REGULAR COURSES

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.

SUMMER MEDITATION RETREAT - With a short option 5-7 August

SUMMER MEDITATION RETREAT

Experiencing inner peace and harmonising our relationships through meditation

Would you like to learn to meditate, or if you already meditate, do you want to deepen your practice to be more in touch with your inner resources?
Are you tempted by this simple, concrete and profound adventure, which consists of coming to know yourself by learning to meditate?

Dates Full Option : 5 to 9 August
Event contribution Full Option: €215  (does not include accommodation and meals)

Dates Short Option : 5 to 7 August
Event contribution Short Option: €162  (does not include accommodation and meals)

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

WISDOM FOR THE EARTH FORUM 4-6 June

WISDOM FOR THE EARTH FORUM

Seeing, cultivating and acting in interdependence

This "Buddhism and the Environment" forum will take place at Lerab Ling, from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 June, on the Larzac plateau north of Lodève.

This forum is presented in French only > Go to the French page

Dates: 4 to 6 June

How to find us

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
Website – www.lerabling.org

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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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