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set in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, Southern France

Welcome to Ekuthuleni


A rustic meditation and eco - retreat center in the South of France, fresh air and hills.

Ekuthuleni stands for a clear, warm quality of quietness, of peace.

We offer a diversity of meditation retreat options - silent group retreats (with teachings), chanting and walking retreats, and  Daily Life activity retreats which explore bringing meditation into practical life.  We now also offer solitary retreats in supportive community.


Inspired by many paths, Buddhist teachings are our main influence, especially the Forest tradition of Ajahn Chah. We are also influenced by the teachings of Jaya Ashmore and the style of Deep Rest.  Rooted as we are in these threads, we delight in participation from all faiths and spiritual leanings.  Our retreats are LGBTQI safe.

Retreats are offered in English or in French with translation as needed.

Upcoming retreats

February 22nd
to March 8th, 2023
September 20th to October 4
th, 2023
Winter 2024 (Dates to be annou
Sacred Poetry & Walking retreat
April 17th to 23rd, 2023
Doing our Nails II
September 5th to 15th, 2023
Mud 'n' Meditation
August 15th to 19th, 2023
An activity retreat open to children
with Tisara & Noon
Grounding in Curiosity
August 1st to 7th, 2023
A silent meditation retreat, with lectura divina & contemplative drawing with Noon
Doing our Nails I
May 11th to 20th, 2023
An activity retreat/ecological building/gardening
    Meditation guidance with Noon, cooking together, etc
Voices from the Heart
May 5th to 8th, 2023
A sacred chanting & meditation retreat         with Janna Ferret & Noon
Soothing our Dwelling
July 20th to 25th, 2023
Meditation & yoga silent retreat with Noon
for Trans-Queer-Non-Binary people
An activity retreat/ecological building/gardening
    Meditation guidance with Noon, cooking together, etc

We are offering a weekly guided meditation via Zoom

Every Tuesday at 7.30pm French time...

Invitation link below - please join us if you can!
Meeting ID: 885 573 144


one to one meetings

If you would like support in your practice from

Noon or Sumedha (online), please contact us:

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with dharma sharings, photos, poems, updates and news of retreats.

Wild Forces : "There are beautiful wild forces within us. Let them turn the mills inside and fill sacks, that feed even heaven."

St Francis of Assisi ( trans.D.Landinsky)

ETHOS & Eco-awareness 

We are a small retreat place and like to keep our ways of living simple, connected with each other and with nature. Participation and a sense of flowing community, care and sustainability are some of what the above can nourish.

Connecting inner meditation and living consciously outwardly is what we aspire to. Not easy in this human world but we keep leaning into this possibility...

At Ekuthuleni we actually rely on dana (donations), a heart of generosity to stay open…there’s a direct link between our openness in what we can offer from Ekuthuleni, the openings people can have here and a flow of generosity which keeps it all rolling.

We are also an alcohol and intoxicants free place, we keep the 5 buddhist precepts and ask friends and retreatants to do the same during your stay.

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