Centre de Méditation Kadampa France

Welcome to Kadampa Meditation Center France, a tranquil retreat nestled amidst the serene landscapes of the Sarthe region of northwest France. Our center can offer a sanctuary for travelers seeking a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them.

We are excited to welcome volunteers from around the world who are eager to engage in the restoration and preservation of a Buddhist meditation center dedicated to peace, a precursor to the forthcoming construction of a magnificent and majestic Buddhist temple with both modern and environmentally sustainable architecture imbued with sacredness. This multicultural collaboration embodies a shared commitment to world peace and highlights the importance of spiritual practice in making this world a better place.

At Kadampa Meditation Center France, we are dedicated to creating a harmonious environment where individuals from all walks of life can come together to explore the transformative power of meditation and Buddhist teachings. Our community is rooted in the values of compassion, wisdom, sustainability, and personal growth, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a meaningful travel experience.

Whether it's helping out with cleaning, cooking and landscaping projects to supporting our events and retreats, there are endless opportunities to contribute your skills and talents while gaining valuable insights into Buddhist discipline and meditation practices.

Thanks to your dedication and service, you'll receive accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals, and the chance to connect with like-minded travelers and practitioners from around the world. Together, we'll create a vibrant and inclusive community where everyone is valued and supported on their journey towards personal and spiritual fulfillment.

Whether you're a seasoned meditator or a curious explorer eager to embark on a new adventure, Kadampa Meditation Center France welcomes you with open arms. Join us in creating positive change within yourself and the world as we journey together towards greater peace, compassion, and understanding!

We look forward to welcoming you to our community and sharing in the transformative power of service to others and meditation. Come be a part of our great volunteers’s team and experience the transformative power of travel with purpose. We can't wait to welcome you!

A small community of monks, nuns and laypeople live on site, either on a short or long term basis, all studying Kadampa Buddhism and contributing their time voluntarily to the smooth running of the place. A group of Buddhist students living in the surrounding towns and villages also actively help to maintain the spiritual activities whenever they can. Days of arrival for volunteers are mostly TUESDAY and THURSDAY (sometimes it can be other days if events). We can arrange for pick-ups at the nearest train station (Ecommoy-72) BEFORE 6 PM if we know it at least 2 days in advance. Helping with various tasks, such as catering or housekeeping, volunteers usually stay for several weeks and can choose whether or not they want to mix with the community and attend meditation classes. Everyone can easily feel at home, while respecting the rules of the community to preserve the harmony of the institution. The daily routine can be more or less demanding for participants, depending on the time of year. Schedules and days off must be flexible and may vary in the housekeeping and catering sectors. If you choose to stay on site, you'll need to get involved and actively participate in various tasks throughout the day, on the basis of 25 hours a week (5 hours spread over the day). You'll need to be available (if you have to work online while volunteering, this can be difficult to reconcile) and in good physical and emotional shape to be able to actively help out on a daily basis in the area(s) that require it. You will be accommodated in dormitories (women’s or men’s), designed to sleep 6 to 10 people with bunk beds. We provide sheets, pillows and duvets, 3 vegetarian meals/day and free laundry. French speakers are free to attend noon meditations and evening classes (in Fr), and non-French speakers can attend meditations in English but only twice a week. Most of the time you'll be surrounded by French speakers, so that's the perfect fit for those wanting to improve their French. We strive to create a respectful and harmonious environment that benefits all our visitors. To this end, we kindly ask you to behave in a way that is appropriate to community life throughout your visit, whether this involves keeping quiet in the dormitories, no alcohol or drugs, dressing appropriately or respecting the internal rules of the center, mostly based on Buddhists precepts. We will be very happy to hear from you soon !

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Foi uma experiência incrível, desde o primeiro contato que tive com a kadampa fui muito bem recepcionada. Aprendi muito sobre diferenças, sobre o budismo, tive contato com pessoas incríveis. O centro é um lugar incrível para quem busca paz, tranquilidade e contato com a natureza. Pude desenvolver um pouco do meu inglês e aprender um pouquinho de francês. Agradeço a todos pelo acolhimento que tive por aqui durante a minha estadia espero voltar em breve ❤️

7 dias atrás



What an incredible volunteer experience! I feel so happy to be volunteer of KMC France for one week. The meditation center is so peaceful and beautiful and people here are all super kind and helpful! I enjoyed so much working with the residents here and other volunteers as well as the evening’s meditation . The daily mission is so fair and efficiently organized. I can’t feel I am working but only help with each other. will definitely come back some day ! Thank you Gyalwang and all people I meet at KMC France!

17 dias atrás



A wonderful experience, difficult to describe. A community life full of moments of sharing and gratitude.
The castle is simply magical with its park surrounded by unspoilt nature.
The birds will be your everyday soundtrack.
The work is so fun and fulfilling that it is a pleasure to feel productive.
So much free time, so many walks, so many new and wonderful friendships.
I practised my French and found so much inspiration.
CMK will become a safe harbour in my life.
Many thanks to all.

1 mês atrás



En verdad no sabes lo que es un voluntariado hasta que no haces uno en un Centro Kadampa...

Wow, el mejor lugar de los que he estado, sin duda alguna.

¿Alguna vez estuviste en un Castillo Francés donde hubiera tanta gente sonriendo, ofreciendo una mano en lo que haga falta...

... conociéndose a sí misma, y compartiendo interminables momentos de enseñanza y aprendizaje mutuo?

Es muy posible que si tienes ganas de alejarte del ruido y el caos de la ciudad, y perderte en el silencio de los bosques que rodean el Centro, este sea el lugar indicado.

Gracias infinitas gracias <3

1 mês atrás

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The community at Kadampa are so gentle and caring. We had meditation 2-3 per day. Twice per week in English. I attended in French to improve my language skills. My immediate supervisor, Florian, was very professional and thorough giving specific direction and reviewing the work to make sure wonderful for guests. The Center is located outside of a small village with little access to major cities...very quiet.

1 mês atrás

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