If you're travelling through the Vézère valley, a visit to the Côte de Jor at Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère is almost a must, as the views are breathtaking and a certain gentle way of life emanates from this place chosen by a Tibetan community...
A Buddhist temple in heart of the Vézère valley
It is in the heart of Périgordone of the largest Buddhist centres in France has set up shop here. on the Côte de Jor. In 1975, Bernard Benson donated his land so that the centre could be built. His Holiness the 16thth Karmapa accepted and appointed him: Dhagpo Kagyu Ling
Now a Mecca for Tibetan Buddhism in France, the study and meditation centre has expanded: an institute was born, housing several spaces dedicated to listening, study and meditation. Its aim is to encourage research by bringing together Buddhist knowledge and scientific knowledge. It will become a place where ideas can be exchanged and developed.
Periodically, hundreds of practitioners come from all over Europe, as far away as Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère to follow lessons or pensions.
Whether you're a novice or an insider, in search of spiritualitygetting to know yourself better, or quite simply well-beinglet us guide you through a beautiful journey of initiation at the heart of this tradition that originated in Asia and continues to seduce the West.
Every year, OPEN DOORS take place on Easter Monday.