Centre d’étude et de pratique du bouddhisme tibétain de Montchardon

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Accomodation

Our centre can accommodate about hundred people in various types of accommodation.

- Dormitory : mixed dormitory equipped with a maximum of twelve beds.
- Shared bedroom : in the A and B buildings, single-sex bedrooms with two or three beds, with a shared bathroom downstairs.
- Multi-bed studio apartement : in the C and D buildings (beneath the temple) – private bathroom (shower, WC, sink) in the bedroom. A very small number of studios can welcome couples, the five or three beds studios are single-sex bedrooms.
- Camping (from june to september) : you can have your lunches at the centre or provide for your own food when camping, however, you will be asked for a daily contribution.

You should bring all the needed equipement to camp, a good sleeping bag, a sleeping mat and so on, keep in mind that at an altitude of 850m/2800ft in the Vercors, nights are cold.
Our centre does not provide any camping equipement.
If you come by RV, you can park at the car-park entrance or up the path to the sources. No electricity or running waer supply is available.

Bedding includes a fitted sheet and a pillow ; bring a sleeping bag or a top sheet with you, bring also your own toilet bag (soap, towel...). A electric torch and an alarm clock can be useful, as well as shawl also for the meditation sessions. Moreover, the drop of temperature and the sudden thunderstorms have caught many people by surprise in the past, so make sure you take a warm pullover and a comfortable pair of shoes with you.

In case you have forgotten or if travelling and/or carrying your luggage is particulary difficult, a top sheet and a towel can be rent for 2€ each. Our team cannot really afford the additional laundry work for these articles, so please do your best not to forget anything.

Montchardon uses spring water, which is abundant at winter time and unsufficient during summers. The water is stored in big tanks (1 000 000 liters/264 000 gallons) which meet the needs of our centre on condition that everyone uses it reasonably. For that matter, you are allowed to do your laundry only after 7 days of stay, for a shorter stay, please bear that idea in mind.

If our centre is full, please check the list of external accommodation.