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General Presentation of the Tantra Sets by Sonam Tsemo

  • Sakya Changlochen Ling, Dordogne, France St Cirq 24620 France (map)

Sakya Changlochen Ling
St-Cirq 24260,
Le Bugue

Sunday 14th to Friday 19th August

This year, during the first week Lama Jampa Thaye will be teaching one of the most important Sakya teachings about vajrayana. Composed by the second of the five great Sakya Masters, Sonam Tsemo, this work is an extensive explanation of the nature and characteristics of the different categories of tantra as well as of the relationship between the tantras and the sutras.   As such it is an encyclopaedic resource for the study of the tantric system.  The text constitutes one of the major works studied in the Sakya shedra (college of studies) within the Dechen Community.

Two weeks: £210 (Conc*:£170) – Earlybird rate**: £190 (Conc.*:£150)
One week: £160 (Conc*:£130) – Earlybird rate**: £145 (Conc.*:£115)

* Please note concessions are only available on request.
** Earlybird rate applicable until 30th June 2016


If you would like to camp at Changlochen please apply early as spaces are limited.  Cost:
A tent with one adult: £45 per week
A tent with two adults: £90 per week
All extra days are charged on a pro-rata weekly basis
Children are free.
Camping places are limited so please apply early.

You can travel by road and ferry, or by rail to Le Bugue or Le Buisson, near Sakya Changlochen Ling. There are direct flights with Ryan Air ( and Flybe ( to Bergerac from London, Bristol, Southampton, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and many other places. From Bergerac station the train takes about one hour to Le Bugue or Le Buisson from where you can get a taxi. Or you could share a taxi from the airport to Sakya Changlochen Ling. Alternatively you could fly to Bordeaux or Limoges, both of which are around 2 hours from Le Bugue or Le Buisson by road or rail. From there it is a short taxi journey to Sakya Changlochen Ling. Alternatively you can hire a car from any airport.

You will need to make your own arrangements for the type of accommodation you require. Here are some suggestions: Brin D’Amour Campsite is adjacent to Sakya Changlochen Ling. They have chalets and mobile homes available, which need to be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment. They also have camping space for tents, which is bookable in advance but payable on your arrival. Website: If you would prefer to rent a house in the area around Le Bugue, there are various websites giving details, such as:,, or contact the tourist office in Le Bugue for more information:

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