PERSONAL AND PRACTICE RETREATS OPTIONS
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.
Click on one of the packages below to get all the information.
PERSONAL RETREATS & MEDITATION BREAKS Learn or deepen your practice of meditation in an environment that inspires rest, reflection and renewal…
OFFER A MEDITATION BREAK AS A PRESENT With the "Gift Voucher" packages you can offer a stay at Lerab Ling…
PRACTICE RETREATS FOR THE SANGHA Deepening your study and practice in a blessed environment Wherever you are on the path,…
PRACTICE RETREATS FOR THE SANGHA
Deepening your study and practice in a blessed environment
Wherever you are on the path, doing a retreat is an amazing opportunity to deepen your study and practice in the blessed environment of Lerab Ling.
Before you come to Lerab Ling, a guide will help you to plan your retreat, help you settle in when you arrive and assist you with practical and spiritual support throughout your stay.
During your retreat you can choose to focus on studying a particular subject or text, accomplish the practice of meditation or compassion, accumulating your Ngöndro or sadhana practice, or focus on Dzogchen practice.
While on retreat, you are welcome to practise in one of the temple shrine rooms when they are available. You are free to join the daily group practices such as Riwo Sangchö and Tendrel Nyesel.
HOW TO REGISTER
Dates: September to June (to be confirmed depending on the events that are happening in Lerab Ling)
Arrival dates & times: Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm.
Event contribution: From €21 to €7/day depending on the length of your retreat (does not include accommodation and meals). This contribution covers the support for your retreat as well as administrative and other costs.
Please note - The minimum stay for a practice retreat is of 1 week
> FINANCIAL SUPPORT
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 events.
> ACCOMMODATION & MEAL PRICES
You can book your meals and/or onsite accommodation when registering for the retreat.
To see the fees for accommodation and meal click here
> Accommodations in surrounding villages
REDUCTIONS ON ACCOMMODATION
Except during main events (please check with us).
Different types of accommodation are available depending on the season, ranging from a simple wooden cabin in the forest to a retreat room or studio with a view of the temple. Reduced rates are available for longer stay.
- 25% off for retreats from 8 days to 3 weeks
- 45% off for retreats from 3 to 6 weeks
- 60% off for retreats of more than 6 weeks
STUDY & PRACTICE GRANTS
If you have the heartfelt wish to do a practice retreat but lack financial means, you now have the opportunity to ask for support from the Study & Practice Grant. Read more
RIGPA FRANCE ANNUAL RETREAT
Preparing our Death in Order to Live Fully
"Most of us only begin to appreciate our lives when we are about to die!... People die unprepared for death, as they have lived, unprepared for life" The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal Rinpoche
In the Buddhist approach, life and death are seen as a whole. Death is a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected. By training ourselves to contemplate death, we become aware of the deeper meaning of life. We realise that it is possible to make every moment an opportunity to change, to deepen our presence, our awareness and thus prepare ourselves to die.
This event is held in French only➜ Go to the french page