Buddhist Retreats

Buddhist retreats are a wonderful way to deepen your meditation practice. By finding time away from the distraction of everyday life you can make time for intensive practice. Dechen organizes day retreats in SoCal region during the year, please check our calendar for details.

European Buddhist Retreat Center

Dechen’s European retreat centre, Sakya Changlochen Ling, lies in the heart of Perigord Noir in the Dordogne region of France. It was founded in 1990 and named by Karma Thinley Rinpoche after the pure land of the bodhisattva Vajrapani.

In this beautiful setting Lama Jampa Thaye gives teachings and leads meditation retreats from the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. These events take place during the summer with additional individual and group retreats at other times of the year.

For information on the Summer European retreat please visit

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