Personal Retreats and Meditation Breaks -
Learn or deepen your practice of meditation in an environment that inspires rest, reflection, healing and renewal.
IMPORTANT - Due to the new health restrictions announced by the government, the personal retreats planned for the period from 29 October to 1 November are cancelled and the personal retreats are closed until further notice.
Those already registered for this period will be contacted directly by email by the personal retreat team.
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 that inspires rest, reflection, healing and renewal.
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 can see here how a day in personal retreat is organised.
Please note – Thursday is a free day - 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.
The Instructor Team
The morning meditation sessions are held by a team of experienced 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 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.
For Rigpa Students
This is 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.
A Day in Personal Retreat
- You wake up when you want!
- 7.30am – 9am: Breakfast
- 8am: Meditation room opens
- 9.15am – 11am: Guided Meditation Session with a qualified instructor, followed by group ‘question and answer’ sessions
- Free Time
- 11.30am – 1pm: Lunch
- Free time
- 3pm – 4pm: Meditation session with a member of the community
- Free time
- 6.30pm – 8pm: Dinner
- 7pm: Meditation room closes
- Free time