Welcome to Lerab Ling.

Come and visit the Lerab Ling temple and its 7 meters high Buddha statue.

From spring to autumn, the community is happy to welcome you to visit the temple and discover its unique natural environment. Come and enjoy the atmosphere of this peaceful place, and discover one of the most amazing buildings in the Hérault! The site also features other examples of sacred art including a 7m high Buddha statue. The temple is inspired by the best examples of Tibetan monastery architecture in the Himalayas.

Different Types of visits

  • Sunday afternoon visits: Upon reservation from 1.30 to 4.30pm. More Info...
  • Esplanade visits: From Tuesday to Saturday, from rom 1.30 to 4.30pm. More Info...
  • Guided Visits upon reservation: during the dates programmed by Lerab Ling. More Info...

To respect and maintain the atmosphere of meditation and retreat, Lerab Ling's temple and site are only open to the public during the periods mentioned above. Outside these periods the temple and the site are is not opened to visit.

About Lerab Ling
Since its opening in 1992, many spiritual masters from all walks of life, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, have come to teach at Lerab Ling, and thousands of people have come here to ressource themselves.

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 and also participate in the centre’s activities. Lerab Ling was recognized by the French state as a religious congregation. A decree from the Interior Ministry granted legal status on January 29, 2002.

Located in the lush green environment of the Natural Regional Park of the Haut-Languedoc and became in 2019, the 500th bird reserve of the Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO) de l'Hérault. 1 hour northwest of Montpellier (Hérault), 40 minutes south of Millau (Aveyron) and 20 minutes from Lodève, Le Caylar and Ceilhes.

Visit Lerab Ling

Sunday Afternoon Self-Guided Visits

Sunday Afternoon Self Guided Visits Come and visit the Lerab Ling temple and its 7 meter high Buddha statue. Lerab Ling welcomes everyone who wants to visit the temple and...

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The Temple Esplanade Visits

Temple Esplanade Visits A breath of fresh air in a unique environment. With the arrival of the warm weather, Lerab Ling opens its gardens and the temple esplanade to visitors...

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Lerab Ling group visits

Guided Group Visits

Guided Group Visits. Upon reservation -  IMPORTANT - Due to the situation regarding Covid 19, visits to the Lerab Ling temple and site remain closed to the public until further...

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Discovery Days - 26 June, 7 and 22 July, 3 and 31 August and 11 Sept from 10am to 4.30p…

Discovery Days – Discovering meditation, eating with the community and visiting one of the most beautiful Buddhist Temples in Europe. PUBLIC | DISCOVERING Join us this summer with your friends and family...

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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 registration@rigpa.org