Vipassana France



Located in the quiet and remote village of Saint-Cyr-la-Roche in the department of Correze, is the home of our yearly organized Vipassana retreat.

A 25 minute drive from the city of Brive-la-Gaillarde with its international airport and direct train service from Paris.

There are various accommodation options available. An old stone barn is caringly transformed into a comfortable and cozy meditation sala, you may also choose to meditate outside surrounded by the beautiful French countryside.



The Founders and Hosts for the Vipassana retreat held in Correze are Sophie Artur and Olivier Balais. They began practising Vipassana Satipatthana (The Four Foundations of Mindfulness) in 2013 as students of the late Meditation Master, Khun Thanat Chindaporn.

Since 2018 they have successfully hosted Vipassana Courses every year. Inviting teachers from the Northern Vipassana International Meditation Centre, Thailand and generously opening their home each September to help share these invaluable and ancient teachings in France. Great care is taken to ensure a suitable, peaceful setting with home cooked, healthy meals, for guests to experience the benefits of Vipassana (Insight) Meditation.