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.
Please note - the Col du Perthus is momentarily closed. From the motorway, you can take the Le Caylar exit and follow the signs for Les Rives. Or from Lodève, take the Lunas direction (D35) and follow the signs to Roqueredonde (D142).
1- In order to continue to welcome you without a sanitary pass until August 1st, we will limit access to the temple to 50 people at a time. However, if you wish to book a lunch at Lerab Ling or have a drink in our cafe, we will ask you to present a recent (within 48 hours) negative COVID test (PCR or antigen) on arrival, or a valid certificate of vaccination.
2- From the 1st August onward, everyone coming to Lerab Ling for a visit is required to present a recent (within 48 hours) negative COVID test (PCR or antigen) on arrival, or a valid certificate of vaccination. Please read carefully this document to know more about our COVID measures.
Different Types of visits
- Sunday afternoon visits: Upon reservation from 1.30 to 4.30pm. More Info...
- Temple 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.