Beat the Blues – An Exploration of Suffering

Dates: from 27 July to 6 August

Join us for a transformative summer retreat that will help you beat the blues and explore the fundamental Buddhist teachings on suffering. As humans, we naturally try to avoid suffering in our everyday lives. However, the inevitability of suffering is an undeniable part of life, just like the changing of seasons.

Buddhism offers a unique approach to understanding and transforming our internal source of suffering. During this retreat, we will delve deeper into the Buddhist teachings to gain a greater understanding of our inner and outer struggles of life.

The retreat will be split into two parts, each lasting for five days. The first part (from 27 July to 1 August) will focus on the teachings of Buddhism and contemplation about suffering. We will explore various Buddhist tools for transforming and understanding negative tendencies, both internally and externally.

The second part (from 2 to 6 August) will be a practice-oriented retreat, where we will put the Buddhist teachings into practice and deepen our intellectual understanding through meditation. While it's not mandatory to come to both parts of the retreat, we encourage you to join us for the entire retreat to get the most out of the experience.

You can either join the full retreat, or the first part.


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    Please register 36 hours before the event at the latest


    START Thursday 27 July – 7pm
    Check-in and pick-up badges:
    Thursday 27 July: 4pm to 6pm
    END Sunday 6 August – 4pm
    Short option ends Tuesday 1 August – 4pm

    CONTRIBUTION to the event - €130
    Short option - €65
    (Does not include accommodation and meals)

    Teachings: English & French


The Shyonnu Sangha, a community of young adult practitioners, warmly welcomes both familiar retreatants and new people eager to discover that Buddhism is a space of respect and friendship. Our aim is to make the Buddhist teachings as accessible as possible for everyone.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the Buddhist teachings and discover tools for transforming and understanding negative tendencies. We look forward to seeing you at the Youth Summer Retreat - Beat the Blues: An Exploration of Suffering.


    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 retreats/events.


    You can book your meals and/or onsite accommodation when registering for the retreat/event.

    To see the fees for accommodation and meals click here

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Lerab Ling, L'Engayresque, 34650 Roqueredonde, France
Telephone: +33 (0)4 67 88 46 00
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Lerab Ling, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is one of the main centres preserving the authentic study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Founded in 1991...

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