Personal Retreats and Meditation Breaks -

Learn or deepen your practice of meditation in an environment that inspires rest, reflection, healing and renewal.

NEW – you can reserve this event onsite without paying.Due to the current situation with the Covid 19, we cannot confirm that it will be possible to welcome you on-site for this event. However, in order to help you to organise yourself to come to Lerab Ling, we have adapted our registration system so you can make a reservation. This will allow you to pre-book the event(s), your accommodation and meals without having to pay anything yet. Once we are sure we can welcome you on-site, you will receive an email explaining how to proceed with the payment in order to complete your booking.

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.

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 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 – 4pm: Meditation session with a member of the community
  • Free time
  • 6.30pm – 8pm: Dinner
  • 7pm: Meditation room closes
  • Free time

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

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The Lerab Ling temple is closed to the public until further notice and all our events are now online

Coronavirus Prevention - Updated 28 April 2021

NEW - The Temple Esplanade Visits will open on Monday 3 May. More Info...

IMPORTANT - Due to the situation regarding Covid 19, visits to the Lerab Ling temple remain closed to the public until further notice. As soon as we can confirm a reopening date, we will communicate it on this page, by email, and on our social media.

All events and courses are now held online. To find out more, please visit our website regularly or subscribe to our Newsletter.

Lerab Ling will continue to monitor the situation closely and will follow the evolution of the recommendations issued by the local and regional authorities. Updates on the development of the situation will be communicated by email, on the Lerab Ling website and on Facebook.

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.